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Warm, funny and heart-breaking, this short-story prequel to THE ONE IN A MILLION BOY – the book on everyone’s lips – will make you laugh and cry with the turn of a page. If you loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and The Shock of the Fall, this is for you…

There’s someone you should meet. But, before you do…

She’s just turned one hundred. She doesn’t want a birthday party. Or a TV interview. She’s too busy practising for her driving test. And hoodwinking church visitors with magic tricks.

She’s Miss Ona Vitkus. And she’s one in a million.

What readers are saying about A WOMAN IN A MILLION:

‘A touching story and so well told. Excellent book’

‘The characters, the plot and the writing are something very special indeed

‘A wonderful short story about a remarkable woman. Ona has so much spirit, I immediately loved her

Reviews

Praise for Monica Wood: 'A masterpiece...filled with hope and light'
Titan magazine
Wood writes beautifully
Washingtonian
It's a pleasure to linger with her elegant prose, keen eye, and grace of thought
Reader's Digest
Tender
Oprah Magazine
Tender, plaintive...genuinely compelling
Kirkus
Praise for Monica Wood: 'A masterpiece...filled with hope and light'
Titan magazine
Wood writes beautifully
Washingtonian
It's a pleasure to linger with her elegant prose, keen eye, and grace of thought
Reader's Digest
Tender
Oprah Magazine
Tender, plaintive...genuinely compelling
Kirkus
A magical, beautifully written story about the healing power of friendship, music, and unexpected, generation-spanning connections. As emotionally resonant as THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Christina Baker Kline (on THE ONE-IN-A-MILLION BOY)
A gem of a novel, heart-breaking and heart-warming... Beautifully written, with characters you want to keep by your side. Such a perfect book for lovers of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME and THE UNIVERSE VERSUS ALEX WOODS
Adele Parks (on THE ONE-IN-A-MILLION BOY)
Wise, witty and incredibly moving... magical and life-affirming. I was utterly charmed
Polly Samson (on THE ONE-IN-A-MILLION BOY)
A big, warm, winning treat of a novel, wholly believable but touched with magic... Sharply observed, deftly constructed and pithily told
Alison Mercer (on THE ONE-IN-A-MILLION BOY)