Why this book?
Like all Becky Chambers’ books, this one is touching and honest, and all the characters feel so alive and real. The cast consists of several species and characters of various sexualities and genders, all thrown together on a dingy spaceship. It’s not an epic tale, but a deeply personal one with a strong feeling of connection. The Long Way makes you cry and laugh and deeply care and really warms your heart. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys quirky stories of found families.
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Why should I read it?
7 authors picked The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEY'S WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION
'A quietly profound, humane tour de force' Guardian
The beloved debut novel that will restore your faith in humanity
When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The ship, which has seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past.
But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix,…