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Surprise Me
A Novel
By (author): Sophie Kinsella
9780399592881 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Humorous / General Feb 13, 2018
$35.00 CAD
Active 5.8 x 8.54 x 1.35 in 432 pages Random House The Dial Press
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella comes a witty and emotionally-charged novel that delves into the heart of a marriage—and how those we love and know best can sometimes surprise us the most.

After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, beautiful twin girls, and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other’s sentences. They have a happy marriage and believe they know everything there is to know about each other. Until it’s casually mentioned to them that they could be together for another sixty-eight years…and panic sets in.

They decide to bring surprises into their marriage to keep it fresh and fun. But in their pursuit to execute Project Surprise Me—from unexpected gifts to restaurant dates to photo shoots—mishaps arise with disastrous and comical results. Gradually, the surprises turn to shocking truths. And when a scandal from the past is uncovered, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other after all.

With a colorful, eccentric cast of characters, razor-sharp observations, and her signature wit and charm, Sophie Kinsella presents a humorous, yet moving portrait of a marriage—its intricacies, comforts, and complications. Surprise Me reveals that there are often hidden layers of a close relationship yet to be discovered.

Story Locale: London, England

NEW STAND-ALONE BUILDING ON THE GREAT SUCCESS OF MY NOT SO PERFECT LIFE: Kinsella’s most recent standalone novel was an INSTANT BESTSELLER on the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, and Publishers Weekly lists.

ENGAGING PROTAGONIST: who struggles with her marriage, her changing work environment, and the loss of her beloved father, and who is surrounded by an entertaining cast of characters.

RELATABLE THEMES: Kinsella has a rare ability to get at a universal truth using humor to balance life struggles. By delving into the heart of a marriage, Kinsella reveals its intricacies, comforts, and complications and is able to show the many layers in a relationship left for discovery.

In addition to the Shopaholic series, SOPHIE KINSELLA is the author of the stand-alones My Not So Perfect Life, Wedding Night, Can You Keep A Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me?, Twenties Girl, and I’ve Got Your Number. She lives in England, where she is working on her next novel, a stand-alone.

Author Residence: England

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“Genuinely funny.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Unexpected and wholly satisfying.”USA Today

“In her signature fashion, Sophie Kinsella brings a cast of quirky, funny characters to this new work. [She] keeps the laughs coming…. Readers will follow the story with bated breath as the couple struggle to make their marriage right after everything they thought they knew about each other proves wrong.”Library Journal
“Heartfelt…What at first seems like a light novel about familiar woes turns into a deeper story about trust, family, and perception.”Publishers Weekly
“Winsome and zesty, Kinsella’s latest delivers all the hallmarks her many fans have come to expect.”Booklist
“Pure fun…a hilariously moving look at marriage and the power of mixing things up.”Kirkus Reviews
“Entertaining and comical with questions we can puzzle over…Kinsella is a master at engaging storytelling, entertaining quips, and developing nuanced, interesting characters.”Bookreporter


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