Simon & Schuster
On Sale: July 10, 2018
Hardcover / e-Book
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WE'RE NEVER TOO OLD TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS—OR TO MAKE A
Rosemary Peterson has lived in Brixton, London, all her life
but everything is changing.
The library where she used to work has closed. The family
grocery store has become a trendy bar. And now the lido, an
outdoor pool where she's swum daily since its opening, is
threatened with closure by a local housing developer. It was
at the lido that Rosemary escaped the devastation of World
War II; here she fell in love with her husband, George; here
she found community during her marriage and since George’s
Twentysomething Kate Matthews has moved to Brixton and feels
desperately alone. A once promising writer, she now covers
forgettable stories for her local paper. That is, until
she’s assigned to write about the lido’s closing. Soon
Kate’s portrait of the pool focuses on a singular woman:
Rosemary. And as Rosemary slowly opens up to Kate, both
women are nourished and transformed in ways they never
In the tradition of Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called
Ove, The Lido is a charming, feel-good novel that
captures the heart and spirit of a community across
generations—an irresistible tale of love, loss, aging, and
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