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Someone Else's Shoes
A Novel
By (author): Jojo Moyes
Jojo Moyes


Pamela Dorman Books



Product Form:



General / adult
Feb 07, 2023
$39.00 CAD


9.33in x 6.44 x 1.46 in | 1.42 lb

Page Count:

448 pages
Pamela Dorman Books
A story of mix-ups, mess-ups and making the most of second chances, this is the new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You and The Giver of Stars

Who are you when you are forced to walk in someone else’s shoes?

Nisha Cantor lives the globetrotting life of the seriously wealthy, until her husband announces a divorce and cuts her off. Nisha is determined to hang onto her glamorous life. But in the meantime, she must scramble to cope—she doesn’t even have the shoes she was, until a moment ago, standing in.

That’s because Sam Kemp – in the bleakest point of her life – has accidentally taken Nisha’s gym bag. But Sam hardly has time to worry about a lost gym bag—she’s struggling to keep herself and her family afloat. When she tries on Nisha’s six-inch high Christian Louboutin red crocodile shoes, the resulting jolt of confidence that makes her realize something must change—and that thing is herself.

Full of Jojo Moyes’ signature humor, brilliant storytelling, and warmth, Someone Else’s Shoes is a story about how just one little thing can suddenly change everything.

Story Locale: London

MEGA BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Moyes’ last novel, The Giver of Stars, has sold more than 1.3 million copies across formats, and she has a fantastic online presence (128k+ Twitter followers, 307k Facebook author page likes, 166k Instagram followers) and stellar reviews from all the top media sources. Her works have been translated into a staggering 46 languages, across 44 territories. With more than 38.5 million copies of her books sold worldwide, and with several new films in the works, Jojo Moyes is an undisputed blockbuster author.

GREAT, SELLING CONCEPT BASED ON A STORY IN PARIS FOR ONE: This grew out of a story called “Crocodile Shoes,” in which two very different women’s lives are altered irrevocably when they accidentally swap gym bags and have to step into each other’s shoes—literally—and into new lives for themselves. 

STRONG FEMALE PROTAGONISTS TO ROOT FOR, AND A STORY OF WOMEN’S FRIENDSHIP: As she does with all her books, Moyes again gives us a group of complex yet relatable women at midlife to root for, as we see them challenged by their circumstances, and who grow into versions of themselves they would never have believed possible, not only the two main characters, but two other fantastic secondary characters who become part of this unforgettable quartet of strong women.

CONTEMPORARY FICTION FROM A MASTER STORYTELLER: Moyes has written both historical and contemporary fiction, and this time, she gives us a light, escapist read that is perfect for right now.

Jojo Moyes is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Giver of Stars, Still Me, Paris for One and Other Stories, After You, One Plus One, The Girl You Left Behind, Me Before You, The Last Letter from Your Lover, The Horse Dancer, Night Music, Silver Bay, The Ship of Brides, and The Peacock Emporium. Also a screenwriter, Jojo lives in London, England.

Author Residence: Essex, England

Marketing: Digital advertising

Buzz-building social media campaign

Reading group guide

Influencer outreach and activations

Consumer giveaways

Backlist promotion

Promotion on author platforms including jojomoyes.com / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter 

Publicity: Author Events

National Radio and Podcast Interviews

National Print and Online Reviews and Features

Author Website: JojoMoyes.com

Author Social Media: Facebook.com/JojoMoyesAuthor; Twitter @JojoMoyes; Instagram @JojoMoyesOfficial

Praise for Someone Else’s Shoes:

“Nobody writes women the way Jojo Moyes does—recognizably real and complex and funny and flawed—which is what makes her novels an auto-buy for me.”
—Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Very few authors have the power to make you laugh on one page and cry on the next. Moyes is one of them.”
—the New York Times

“A delicious comedy that’s an ode to middle-aged women and their friendships…Give yourself a treat with the latest from Britain’s queen of women’s fiction.”

Freaky Friday is all grown up in this heartfelt and heartwarming tale of two women in very different circumstances….From the storyteller behind Me Before You comes a story of reinvention that just might inspire you to make a change yourself—just buy your own shoes.”
Good Housekeeping

“A heartwarming, humorous and oh-so-human story.”
—Zibby Owens for Good Morning America

“Fortunes collide in this funny, warmly told story….Life-changing, heartwarming hilarity ensues.”
Reader’s Digest

“A compelling, full-of-heart novel about the power of female friendship.”

“Charming…Moyes is never short on her trademark clever observations…[her] fans will have a ball.”
—Publishers Weekly

“[Someone Else’s Shoes] showcases Moyes’ ability to portray emotion and female friendship with themes of love, betrayal, family, and hope. It is action packed and will have readers rooting for Nisha and Sam.”
Booklist, STARRED review

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