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Small Joys by Elvin James Mensah

Elvin was born and raised in South East London and graduated from Bournemouth University.

Last Updated on May 2, 2024 by BiblioLifestyle

Small Joys by Elvin James Mensah

Small Joys by Elvin James Mensah

In Small Joys by Elvin James Mensah, we see how an unexpected friendship saves a young man’s life.  Our main character Harley suffers from anxiety and depression.  His attempt on his own life is interrupted by his new flatmate, Muddy, who, unlike Harley, has an “enthusiasm for life” and finds joy in the small things around him.

Though this novel starts in a dark place, it’s incredibly hopeful and prioritizes kindness, compassion, and love.  It’s a novel about chosen family, the winding road to happiness, the grace of second chances, and being our authentic selves.  Today on the couch, I’m pleased to welcome author Elvin James Mensah.  First, we talk about his debut novel, Smalls Joys; then, we get into his writing and reading life.  Elvin also shares book and bookstore recommendations, plus lots more.

Small Joys by Elvin James Mensah from Amazon or Bookshop.

Small Joys by Elvin James Mensah

Small Joys by Elvin James Mensah from Amazon or Bookshop.

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ABOUT ELVIN JAMES MENSAH

Elvin James Mensah was born and raised in South East London. He graduated from Bournemouth University, where he began writing his first novel, Small Joys.

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Small Joys by Elvin James Mensah

Small Joys is one of  The Best 2023 Books about Friendship & Family.

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