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The State We're In

An intriguing novel of love and possibility

By Adele Parks

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Adele Parks writes novels that real women want to read. Her books get right to the heart of the dilemmas women - and men - face in their lives; her characters are real as are the choices they make. She examines the thorny issues for life today with her trademark tell-it-like-it-is style and takes her stories to unexpected places.

THE STATE WE'RE IN is the stunning, emotionally powerful novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Adele Parks.

What are the odds that the stranger sitting next to you on a plane is destined to change your life? Especially when they appear to be your opposite in every way.

She's a life-long optimist, looking for her soul mate in every man she meets; he's a resolute cynic - cruel experience has taught him never to put his faith in anyone.

People can surprise you. In the time it takes to fly from London to Chicago, each finds something in the other that they didn't even realise they needed.

Their pasts are such that they can never make one another happy and it's when they get off the plane that their true journey begins...

Biographical Notes

Adele Parks worked in advertising until she published her first novel in 2000. Since then, her many Sunday Times bestsellers have been translated into twenty-six different languages. Adele spent her adult life in Italy, Botswana and London until 2005 when she moved to Guildford, where she now lives with her husband and son. Adele believes reading is a basic human right, so she works closely with The Reading Agency as an Ambassador for Reading Ahead, a programme designed to encourage adult literacy.

Meet Adele! Visit her website for the latest news on her upcoming events:, head to Facebook for exclusive extras: and chat with Adele on Twitter @adeleparks.

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  • ISBN: 9780755371389
  • Publication date: 04 Jul 2013
  • Page count: 416
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Sweet, sharp and simply unforgettable — Lisa Jewell
A wonderful exploration of love — Katie Fforde
A must read. Romantic, yet truthful, this is a moving love story with unforgettable characters — Jenny Colgan
A heart-warming, heart breaking tale of love and loss, with an ending that will knock you off your feet. This is Adele Parks at the top of her game — Mike Gayle
Utterly engrossing and beautifully written — Freya North
A fairy tale with bite. Sparkly, compelling and - ultimately unexpected — Jane Fallon
Adele Parks' wonderful and heart breaking new novel will stay with you — Chris Manby
Adele Parks is a deft observer of human nature — Kathleen Tessaro
A thrilling cross-generational love story. We can't think of many authors who create more flawed and loveable characters — Glamour
This is Adele Parks at her very best — Fabulous
A heart-breaking twist — Mail On Sunday
Written with wit, and finishes with a surprisingly bittersweet twist — Sunday Mirror
An emotional rollercoaster of a read — Woman & Home
Well observed, original and wonderfully crafted, this is my favourite Adele Parks book to date — Sun
Brace yourself for a crash landing — Marie Claire
An emotional punch of an ending — Good Housekeeping
A big final twist that will keep you reading — Heat
A sweet, moving and romantic story that will captivate you from the first page — Closer
The story is completely mesmerising, and the ending heartbreakingly epic. Adele has created a cast of characters that completely cover the moral spectrum. The State We're In is a superb triumph — We Love This Book
This book made me laugh, caught at my heart and then broke it. The story is clearly building to something but I didn't know what - I won't spoil it but this is definitely not one for public transport — A Case for Books
A perceptive insight into family life, both idyllic and dreadful, and the individuals that are part of it. The characters are all people that you can believe in...and the ending? It's an absolute stunner! — Our Book Reviews
A cleverly written and tragically beautiful story filled with empathy and regret, that will stay in your thoughts for a long time, The State We're In is a story of love, family, abandonment and putting ghosts to rest. A haunting tale that will leave you in floods. This truly is Adele Parks at her best, I can't recommend this book enough — Handwritten Girl
This novel has been tenderly and beautifully written and will stay with me for quite a while — A Lover Of Books