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Mrs Everything

Mrs Everything

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

You’ll love this book and wish she was your friend’ MINDY KALING

‘If you have time for only one book this summer, pick this one’ THE NEW YORK TIMES

From Jennifer Weiner, the bestselling author of IN HER SHOES and WHO DO YOU LOVE . . .
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Do we change or does the world change us?

Jo and Bethie Kaufman were born into a world full of promise.

Growing up in 1950s Detroit, they live in a perfect ‘Dick and Jane’ house, where their roles in the family are clearly defined. Jo is the tomboy, the bookish rebel with a passion to make the world more fair; Bethie is the pretty, feminine good girl, a would-be star who enjoys the power her beauty confers and dreams of a traditional life.

But the truth ends up looking differently than what the girls imagined. Jo and Bethie survive traumas and tragedies. As their lives unfold against the background of free love and Vietnam, Woodstock and Women’s Lib, Bethie becomes an adventure-loving wild child who dives headlong into the counterculture, and is up for anything (except settling down). Meanwhile, Jo becomes a proper young mother in Connecticut, a witness to the changing world instead of a participant. Neither woman inhabits the world she dreams of, or has a life that feels authentic, or brings her joy. Is it too late for the women to finally stake a claim on happily ever after?

In her most ambitious novel yet, Jennifer Weiner tells a story of two sisters who, with their different dreams and different paths, offer answers to the question: How should a woman be in the world?

Mrs. Everything is an ambitious, richly textured journey through history – and herstory – as these two sisters navigate a changing America over the course of their lives.
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Find out why Jennifer Weiner is beloved by readers everywhere

‘Fiercely funny, powerfully smart, and remarkably brave’ CHERYL STRAYED

Like Helen Fielding, Weiner balances fresh humour, deft characterisations, and literary sensibility’ THE GUARDIAN

Mrs Everything is like Beaches but with mothers and daughters and sisters. I may never recover’ JILL GRUNEWALD

‘Generous and entertaining’ Publishers Weekly

‘You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to read it again’
TheSkimm

Blends humour and heartbreak to create an irresistible novel’ Publishers Weekly

Weiner [is] a marvellously natural storyteller’ Publishers Weekly

Jennifer Weiner has done it again. She has made me feel more emotions than I’ve felt in a long time’ Goodreads reviewer

Beautifully written and heart-touching’ Goodreads reviewer
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 11th June 2019

Price: £13.99

ISBN-13: 9780349423883

Reviews

The perfect book club pick of summer
She Reads
Readers will flock to this ambitious, nearly flawless novel
Booklist (starred review)
A multi-generational narrative that's nothing short of brilliant
People
A skillfully rendered and emotionally rich family saga, an unapologetic feminist novel . . . Weiner shows that big, expansive social novels are not only still possible in our fragmented society but perhaps necessary
Shelf Awareness
A poignant reminder of both the strides women have made since the 1950s and the barriers that still hold them back. An ambitious look at how women's roles have changed-and stayed the same-over the last 70 years
Kirkus Reviews
Weiner tugs every heartstring with this vivid tale . . . Her expert handling of difficult subjects will force readers to examine their own beliefs and consider unexpected nuances
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Simply unputdownable
Good Housekeeping
Mrs. Everything is Weiner's best book yet. With a masterful plot, we follow the sisters as their lives change, along with the world they live in. You won't want this book to end as you laugh, cry, and root for these characters as if they were a part of your own family
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