Olive by Emma Gannon


Adrift. Anxious. Loyal.

Kind. She knows her own mind. And it’s ok that she’s still figuring it all out, navigating her world without a compass.

But life comes with expectations, there are choices to be made and – sometimes – stereotypes to fulfil. So when her best friends’ lives branch away towards marriage and motherhood, leaving the path they’ve always followed together, she starts to question her choices – because life according to Olive looks a little bit different. Moving, memorable and a mirror for anyone at a crossroads, OLIVE has a little bit of all of us.

Told with great warmth and nostalgia, this is a modern tale about the obstacle course of adulthood, milestone decisions and the ‘taboo’ about choosing not to have children.


Olive by Emma Gannon

Format: Hardback - 416 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd


Published:23 Jul 2020