Sarah Winman creates a heartbreaker in just over 200 pages with her latest work, Tin Man. It follows the story of two men, Ellis and Michael, with an intense bond, forged in their teenage years, who are met with the unyielding complexities of adulthood. The story is told in three parts and is largely set in the 1990s and earlier: first from Ellis’ perspective, which lovingly meanders between the present and the past. Then, from the perspective of Michael through his journaling. Winman brings a glowing sentimentality to her characters, and imbues them with honesty, vitality, and warmth. Recommended for readers of contemporary literature and character studies.