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Penguin: Adult Hardcover & Trade Paperback Summer 2019

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Life and Other Inconveniences
By (author): Kristan Higgins
9780451489425 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Women Aug 06, 2019
$22.00 CAD
Active 5.45 x 8.23 x 0.92 in 448 pages Berkley
From the New York Times bestselling author of Good Luck with That comes a new novel about a blue-blood grandmother and her black-sheep granddaughter who discover they are truly two sides of the same coin.

Emma London never thought she had anything in common with her grandmother Genevieve London. The regal old woman came from wealthy and bluest-blood New England stock, but that didn’t protect her from life’s cruelest blows: the disappearance of Genevieve’s young son, followed by the premature death of her husband. But Genevieve rose from those ashes of grief and built a fashion empire that was respected the world over, even when it meant neglecting her other son.

When Emma’s own mother died, her father abandoned her on his mother’s doorstep. Genevieve took Emma in and reluctantly raised her—until Emma got pregnant her senior year of high school. Genevieve kicked her out with nothing but the clothes on her back…but Emma took with her the most important London possession: the strength not just to survive but to thrive. And indeed, Emma has built a wonderful life for herself and her teenage daughter, Riley.

So what is Emma to do when Genevieve does the one thing Emma never expected of her and, after not speaking to her for nearly two decades, calls and asks for help?

Story Locale: Cambry-on-Hudson, NY

BERKLEY LAUNCH IS A HUGE SUCCESS: Kristan’s first book with Berkley, Good Luck With That, is up 30% over her last release with Harlequin

CONTINUING BESTSELLER: Good Luck With That made the USA Today bestseller list at #34. Kristan has published 17 novels, 8 of which have been New York Times bestsellers.

NEW DARLING OF THE INDIES: Kristan had a fabulous prepub and 6 week publication tour where she charmed a host of independent bookstores and their customers.

RAVE ENDORSEMENTS ON HER FIRST BOOK: So far, Good Luck With That has received glowing praise from Debbie Macomber, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Robyn Carr, Susan Wiggs, Lori Nelson Spielman, and Nancy Thayer, and is one of Purewow’s Best Beach Reads of Summer 2018

AVALANCHE OF RAVE REVIEWS ON HER FIRST BOOK: Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, HelloGiggles, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Library Journal all gave Good Luck With That glowing reviews and earlier books have been reviewed in The New York Times and NPR

MAJOR AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: Kristan is a two-time RITA Award winner, and a five-time nominee for the Kirkus Prize for Best Work of Fiction

A BOOK FOR DOG LOVERS: Kristan’s books have always featured dogs as secondary characters, and this one has five

Kristan Higgins is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly twenty novels, which have been translated into more than two dozen languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two children and dogs. If you want to know when Kristan’s next book will be out and hear news of her appearances, subscribe to her mailing list at

Author Residence: Durham, CT

Author Hometown: Durham, CT

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Discussion guide available bound in book

Feature on Read it Forward, First to Read and Signature Reads

Publicity: National author tour

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Author Social Media:; Twitter @Kristan_Higgins

Praise for Good Luck with That

“Higgins writes with her trademark heart, humor and emotion, addressing the serious and somber subject of body image….Highly recommended.”—Library Journal (starred review)

“A shining star, Higgins writes with heart, humor and honesty about women’s real lives.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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