In 2004, Cecelia Ahern published her debut novel, PS, I Love you, which reached No. 1 in the best-seller lists for Ireland, Britain, the United Sates, Germany, and the Netherlands. The book received even more attention when, in 2007, the book was adapted into a hit movie that was equally popular. If you used up many a tissue dabbing away your tears over the first book, then you’ll be interested to learn that a sequel is on its way.
Ahern took to social media to announce a follow up to PS, I Love You in the form of Postscript. Ahern wrote: “I have news! BIG NEWS! I’ve done it. I’ve written the sequel to PS I LOVE YOU and it’s titled POSTSCRIPT. It’s the P.S to my P.S of 15 years ago and writing it has been an emotional experience. I don’t know how I’ve succeeded in keeping this a secret for so long but I’ve been bursting to share it.” You’ll be pleased to learn that it will be published sooner rather than later, on September 19 in fact. “I hope you’ll welcome back Holly…and Gerry…and ugly cry through the story as much as I did,” finished the author.
Publisher HarperCollins released a statement which reads: “Postscript will revisit Holly Kennedy, seven years after her husband’s death, and Ahern described the novel as a ‘deeply emotional project’. It will be published in hardback, trade paperback, eBook and audio by HarperCollins on 19th September 2019. Grand Central Publishing will publish in the United States.”
The book will follow protagonist Holly as “her safe existence is turned on its head. Inspired by hearing about her late husband Gerry’s letters, the club wants Holly to help them with their own parting messages for their loved ones to discover after they’re gone. Holly is sure of one thing – no way is she being dragged back to the grief she has left behind. It’s taken seven years to reinvent herself, and she’s ready to move on with her life.”
Speaking of the new novel, Ahern said: “Postscript is the PS to my PS and while it is a sequel, it is also a story that stands alone about living a purposeful life in the face of illness, grief, and loss. I hope that new readers and PS, I Love You fans alike will embrace Holly’s new journey.”