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Prettier if She Smiled More

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780733645143

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‘Jordan is a kind of Australian Marian Keyes, combining overdrive pace and throwaway humour with a razor intelligence and a deft, illuminating touch on darker subjects and themes . . . A sharp-eyed, engaging, endearing and ultimately optimistic story’ Sydney Morning Herald

‘Taps into the humour and pathos of ordinary life in a way that has you nodding with recognition . . . while at the same time laughing out loud’ PIP WILLIAMS

‘I just loved this very smart, very funny and at times moving novel’ SOPHIE CUNNINGHAM

One perfect life. One disastrous week. The brand-new novel from bestselling, acclaimed and beloved author Toni Jordan

As the eldest child in a single-parent family, Kylie’s always had more important things on her mind than smiling for random strangers. Controlling her job, her home, her romantic life and – most importantly – her family takes all her concentration. She’s always succeeded, though, because that’s just who Kylie is.

When her fiercely independent mother breaks an ankle and needs help, it’s up to Kylie, as usual, to fix things. She reluctantly packs her bags and moves in, but back in her childhood home, things start to unravel. Could it be that Kylie’s carefully curated life is not so perfect after all?

Prettier if She Smiled More will make you laugh and make you cry. Is it ever too late to start over?

‘Hilarious . . . A funny take on menopause, caring for an ageing parent, perfectionism and midlife crises told with Toni’s signature observational humour and wit on ordinary life’ Woman’s Day

‘A magic mix of domestic drama, self-doubt, self-discovery and learning to laugh in the face of mayhem . . . A sensitive, amusing read’ Adelaide Advertiser

‘A funny and smart family drama’ Weekend Australian

‘Fabulous’ Who Weekly

‘Such a clever book . . . The author has used both quiet wry humour and laugh aloud moments to speak about the nature of family and of love . . . Prettier if She Smiled More is a life manual for us all’ Living Arts Canberra

‘Pitch perfect with just the right amount of humour . . . Jordan brings all her well-honed creative skills to the fore with this delightful tale’ Good Reading

Praise for Dinner with the Schnabels:

‘I loved every page of this funny, warm, delightful novel!’ LIANE MORIARTY

‘Told with great humour and pathos. It is a tonic and a delight’ PIP WILLIAMS

‘A smart, funny novel about love, marriage and family’ Weekend Australian

‘A contemporary comic masterpiece. Practically every page boasts lines redolent of humour, wit and sarcasm that will make you snigger if not laugh out loud’ ArtsHub