Early Morning Riser

A novel

    • 3.9 • 342 Ratings
    • $11.99
    • $11.99

Publisher Description

Alternately bittersweet and laugh-out-loud funny, a wise, bighearted novel of love, disaster, and unconventional family—from the acclaimed author of Standard Deviation, who has been called the "literary descendant of Jane Austen, sharing Austen's essentially comic world view" (NPR).   

Jane falls in love with Duncan easily. He is charming, good-natured, and handsome but unfortunately, he has also slept with nearly every woman in Boyne City, Michigan. Jane sees Duncan's old girlfriends everywhere—at restaurants, at the grocery store, even three towns away.

While Jane may be able to come to terms with dating the world's most prolific seducer of women, she wishes she did not have to share him quite so widely. His ex-wife, Aggie, a woman with shiny hair and pale milkmaid skin, still has Duncan mow her lawn. His coworker, Jimmy, comes and goes from Duncan's apartment at the most inopportune times. Sometimes Jane wonders if a relationship can even work with three people in it—never mind four. Five if you count Aggie's eccentric husband, Gary. Not to mention all the other residents of Boyne City, who freely share with Jane their opinions of her choices.

But any notion Jane had of love and marriage changes with one terrible car crash. Soon Jane's life is permanently intertwined with Duncan's, Aggie's, and Jimmy's, and Jane knows she will never have Duncan to herself. But could it be possible that a deeper kind of happiness is right in front of Jane's eyes? Katherine Heiny's Early Morning Riser is her most astonishingly wonderful work to date.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2021
April 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
3.3
MB

Customer Reviews

r0say8 ,

Surprising

As I started to read this book I thought, “oh no this is going to be cheesy”, and then like “the flip switching and cartwheels becoming possible”, I wound up loving every quirky character in this touching story. Just loved it!

DehSoNice ,

It’s okay

The one thing I disliked about the Jane character was her lack of “want.” She seems to live life based on what everyone else wants to do, but I feel like I never knew what she wanted, and the book is based from her point of view, so why is that? She also made decisions based on convenience rather than her “want.” She never seemed truly happy with her life but she just went along with it because it was convenient for everyone else….

Amigo73 ,

Just Meh

There’s no point to this book, other than family isn’t always about blood relations. I kept waiting for there to bea reason for the story, but there never was one.

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