Early Morning Riser (Hardback)
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Early Morning Riser (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 15/04/2021
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A wonderfully warm-hearted novel about the messiness of modern love and the hangers-on who can crowd out relationships, Early Morning Riser binds a quartet of memorable characters together after a life-changing accident.

A wise, bighearted, boundlessly joyful novel of love, disaster, and unconventional family from the celebrated author of Standard Deviation.

Jane easily falls in love with Duncan: he's charming, good-natured, and handsome. He has also slept with nearly every woman in Boyne City, Michigan.

Jane sees Duncan's old girlfriends everywhere - at restaurants, at the grocery store, even three towns away. While she may be able to come to terms with dating the world's most prolific seducer of women, she wishes she didn't have to share him quite so widely. His ex-wife, Aggie, still has Duncan mow her lawn. And his coworker Jimmy comes and goes from Duncan's apartment at the most inopportune times.

Jane wonders how the relationship is supposed to work with all these people in it. But any notion Jane has of love and marriage changes with one tragic accident. Now her life is permanently intertwined with Duncan's, Aggie's, and Jimmy's, and she knows she will never have Duncan to herself. But is it possible that a deeper kind of happiness is right in front of her eyes?

A novel that is alternately bittersweet and laugh-out-loud funny, Early Morning Riser is Katherine Heiny's most astonishingly wonderful work to date.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008395094
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 430 g
Dimensions: 222 x 141 x 31 mm


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'Warm, witty, touching - and frequently hilarious' - David Nicholls

'Glorious. I love how it evokes the rhythm of life in all its joy and ordinariness and chaos. I loved the dialogue, the relationships. I love the one-liners, the humour, the gorgeous detail, the food, the innermost thoughts, and the love.' - Nina Stibbe

'Charming and tender, an offbeat and original gem that cracks your heart wide open' - Pandora Sykes

'Wise, sad and barkingly funny. Katherine Heiny writes brilliantly about what we mean by the word 'family' and her novel is loving without being soppy and warm without being cosy - I didn't want it to end' - Lissa Evans

'Katherine Heiny's books feel like spending time with a smart, funny and beloved friend who always has a million interesting things to talk about but always wants to know about you, too. She is a charming and insightful and unique writer and Early Morning Riser is every bit as good as Standard Deviation, if not better' - Lisa Jewell

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“Simply wonderful.”

Jane is in love with Duncan like the rest of the women in Boyne City, and not quite sure how to share him with them.

I’ve discovered Katherine Heiny’s writings when I read her wonderful book “ Standard Deviation “.... More

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“A great holiday read”

I was sent a copy of Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny to read and review by NetGalley. At first I couldn’t quite get into this novel but I soon found myself relaxing into it and then just kept on reading! It... More

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“An engaging and thoroughly enjoyable read”

Early Morning Riser is a pithy and perceptive read, full of wry observations about human behaviour, and the trials and tribulations of family and marriage.

Jane moves to small town Boyne City (pop. 3000). She meets... More

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