“If you loved The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing, this book is right up your alley.”—Isabel Gillies, New York Times bestselling author of Happens Every Day
A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR!
From the author of The Real Liddy James comes a novel about how the middle part of your story might just be the beginning…
After her husband loses his job, Lucy has to leave behind her posh life in London and settle into a tiny East Village apartment. Now she’s a middle-aged mother in the midst of hipsters, homesick and resentful until she embarks on a new love affair—with New York City and three new friends.
Julia has left her family for a mini breakdown and a room of her own. Trophy wife Christy is a bit adrift, as only those who live in penthouses can be. Robyn is constantly compensating for her wunderkind husband who can’t seem to make the transition to adulthood. And all of them are starting to learn that what you want in your twenties isn’t always what you need in your forties…
Includes a readers guide
Screenwriter Casey's debut novel entwines the lives of four women trying to survive and thrive in New York amid relationships, misunderstandings, and broken dreams. When Lucy Lovett's husband loses his high-powered job and the couple is forced to move from London to a small apartment in New York, she worries about feeling isolated. But when her mother dies and Lucy takes a trip back to London, she recognizes the patterns of unhappiness in her old life and realizes that things in New York aren't so bad. Soon she connects with Julia Kirkland, a TV writer; Christy, the trophy wife of an older, wealthy man; and Robyn, whose low self-esteem manifests as aggression. In dealing with their individual challenges, these women become more connected than they'd imagined. Casey's bright, witty writing and scalpel-sharp insights create a quick pace, marred only by the inevitable shadow cast over the book by Sex and the City. But Casey's debut leaves the reader eager for more.