Mrs Everything (Paperback)Jennifer Weiner (author)
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
'An ambitious, immersive novel from the author of In Her Shoes' RED MAGAZINE
'Engrossing' SUNDAY MIRROR
From Jennifer Weiner, the bestselling author of IN HER SHOES and WHO DO YOU LOVE . . .
Jo and Bethie couldn't be more different . . . but the world expects them to be the same
Growing up in 1950s Detroit, the Kaufman sisters' roles in the family are clearly defined. Jo is the tomboy, the bookish rebel with a passion to make the world more fair; Bethie is the pretty, feminine good girl, a would-be star who enjoys the power her beauty confers and dreams of a traditional life.
But as the sixties begin, the world around them is changing fast. Soon nothing about their future seems to be what they'd hoped for or expected. Bethie becomes an adventure-loving wild child, while Jo becomes a proper young mother in Connecticut, putting the truth of what - and who - she really desires to one side. Neither woman inhabits the world she dreams of. Is it too late for them to stake a claim on the lives they really want?
Find out why everyone's talking about Jennifer Weiner
'If you have time for only one book this summer, pick this one' THE NEW YORK TIMES
'You'll love this book and wish she was your friend' MINDY KALING
'Fiercely funny, powerfully smart, and remarkably brave' CHERYL STRAYED
'Like Helen Fielding, Weiner balances fresh humour, deft characterisations, and literary sensibility' THE GUARDIAN
'Mrs Everything is like Beaches but with mothers and daughters and sisters. I may never recover' JILL GRUNEWALD
'Generous and entertaining' Publishers Weekly
'You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to read it again' TheSkimm
'Blends humour and heartbreak to create an irresistible novel' Publishers Weekly
'Weiner [is] a marvellously natural storyteller' Publishers Weekly
'Jennifer Weiner has done it again. She has made me feel more emotions than I've felt in a long time' Goodreads reviewer
'Beautifully written and heart-touching' Goodreads reviewer
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 36 mm
Readers will flock to this ambitious, nearly flawless novel * Booklist (starred review) *
Weiner tugs every heartstring with this vivid tale . . . [a] heartwrenching multigenerational tale of love, loss, and family . . . partly inspired by Little Women * Publishers Weekly (starred review) *
A skillfully rendered and emotionally rich family saga, an unapologetic feminist novel . . . Weiner shows that big, expansive social novels are not only still possible in our fragmented society but perhaps necessary * Shelf Awareness *
Simply unputdownable * Good Housekeeping *
A poignant reminder of both the strides women have made since the 1950s and the barriers that still hold them back. An ambitious look at how women's roles have changed-and stayed the same-over the last 70 years * Kirkus Reviews *
Mrs. Everything is Weiner's best book yet. With a masterful plot, we follow the sisters as their lives change, along with the world they live in. You won't want this book to end as you laugh, cry, and root for these characters as if they were a part of your own family * Popsugar *
The perfect book club pick of summer * She Reads *
An ambitious, immersive novel from the author of In Her Shoes * Red Magazine *
I'm a long-time fan of Jennifer Weiner, so what a delight to dive back into her words. In this epic story starting in the 1950s and spanning 50 years, we follow sisters Jo and Bethie Kaufman as they manoeuvre their way through marriage, their sexuality, family and grief * Prima *
[An] engrossing saga * Sunday Mirror *
Mrs Everything is an evocative, ambitious story of family, identity, sexuality, happiness, loss and liberation * CultureFly *
Weiner does an amazing job playing with perspective in this novel . . . Mrs. Everything reminded me how important it is to bear witness to one another's pain so that we can truly celebrate each other's joy -- Rebecca Serle, New York Times bestselling author of In Five Years
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“Touching, realistic - brilliant!”
I LOVED this book. The story of Jo and Bethie was realistic, touching, heartbreaking and such a testament to the complicated relationship of sisters. Sisters who are very different but, in the end, will do anything... More
“'Mrs Everything' really is about everything; racism, religion, rape, abortion, same sex relationships, mixed race marriages, gender roles, wealth, poverty, drugs, communes...and more!”
So, 'Mrs Everything,' by Jennifer Weiner...I give this 3 and 1/2 stars, rounded up to 4. I have read a couple of her books and generally enjoyed them, but I have to admit that this one nearly lost me. It... More
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