Good Eggs (Hardback)
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Good Eggs (Hardback)

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Hardback 416 Pages / Published: 18/03/2021
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'A witty, exuberant debut' People magazine

'A mix of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye and a Maeve Binchy novel [...] perfect to savor as we emerge from this particular winter.' American Booksellers Association indie pick

'A delightfully friendly and welcoming read' LoveReading

Meet the Gogartys: cantankerous gran Millie (whose eccentricities include a penchant for petty-theft and reckless driving); bitter downtrodden stepson Kevin (erstwhile journalist whose stay-at-home parenting is pushing him to the brink); and habitually moody, disaffected teenage daughter Aideen.

When Gran's arrested yet again for shoplifting, Aideen's rebelliousness has reached new heights and Kevin's still not found work, he realises he needs to take action. With the appointment of a home carer for his mother, his daughter sent away to boarding school to focus on her studies and more time for him to reboot his job-hunt, surely everything will work out just fine. But as the story unfolds - and in the way of all the best families - nothing goes according to plan and as the calm starts to descend into chaos we're taken on a hilarious multiple-perspective roller-coaster ride that is as relatable as it is far-fetched.

Good Eggs is a heady cocktail of that warmth and wit of Marian Keyes, Caitlin Moran and TV's Derry Girls.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781838952747
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 795 g
Dimensions: 240 x 165 x 40 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Good Eggs is a joyous, exuberantly fun-filled novel of second chances. In the Gogartys, Rebecca Hardiman has created a vivid cast of characters whose schemes, adventures and mishaps keep us on the edges of our seats. We can't help but cheer each of them on - especially the exasperating and beguilingly naughty Millie Gogarty - as they untangle the various muddles in which they find themselves. With all their quirks and flaws, this is a family that earns a place in our hearts. An absolute delight from start to finish! -- Sarah Haywood, author of THE CACTUS
GOOD EGGS is a remarkably clear-eyed and sure-footed debut; pure, unadulterated reading pleasure. Hardiman writes with great warmth, humor, and incisiveness about reinvention and the unique foibles of family. * Jonathan Evison, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author *
Bracing, hilarious, warm, this novel is as wayward and mad as the human heart. -- Judy Blundell, New York Times bestselling author
The novel is sheer delight, from the moment we meet the prickly, fabulous Millie Gogarty until her final surprise on the last page. What a pleasure to be immersed in the story of a tangled family who you just KNOW are going to come through in the end. I loved Good Eggs! -- Amanda Eyre Ward, New York Times bestselling author
Fresh, funny and irresistibly good humoured - the perfect lockdown read to put a big happy smile on your face! This gem has bestseller written all over it. -- Claudia Carroll * Claudia Carroll *
With a similarly finicky and rambunctious cast of characters, GOOD EGGS is a story of what happens when a new caretaker arrives to aide the elderly (and delightfully naughty) Millie, and whose presence upends a chaotic three-generation Dublin household. Fans of Backman's good-natured characters and uplifting surprises will enjoy this spring debut! * Off The Shelf *
Filled with warmth and hilarity, this book reads like a mix of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye and a Maeve Binchy novel. The Irish setting is especially welcome on this side of the pond, and of the three plotlines following different generations, the absolute best paints 83-year-old pistol of a grandma Millie as a delightfully quirky and determined soul. A charming, offbeat novel - perfect to savor as we emerge from this particular winter. -- Deb Wayman * American Booksellers Association's 'Indie NEXT List' for March 2021 *
What a lovely, amusing, and uplifting multi-generational debut this is! . . . Among the lightness, there are some stinging notes to be found too, which ensures this is a fully rich tale with much to discover. Good Eggs is a delightfully friendly and welcoming read, sit back and enjoy! -- Liz Robinson * LoveReading *
GOOD EGGS captures the kind of dysfunction familiar in many families, but one that gives way to genuine love and kinship when the road gets tough. * Off The Shelf *
Kooky Irish octogenarian Millie is saddled with a home caregiver to help curtail her shoplifting habit just as her hell-raising granddaughter is banished to a boarding school. Each falls prey to a questionable new friend, careening toward calamity-and each other. A witty, exuberant debut. * People Magazine *
The humour is subtle, not unlike Ciara Geraghty, and if it's a funny family saga you're after, this is a perfect choice. Wryly observant, distinctly Irish and sometimes just plain ridiculous (exactly like real life) this is a stylish, accomplished debut. -- Anne Cunningham * Meath Chronicle *

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“Family Life”

A humorous read set in Dublin, Southern Ireland and centering around a family called the Gogartys. There is the grandmother Millie, who seems to spend her whole day shoplifting and other small crimes, teenager Aideen... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 5

“Great”

This was a lovely book to read. It’s an insightful look into family life, it’s struggles and ups and downs.
We meet Millie, the grandmother, Kevin her son, and Aideen, Kevin’s daughter.
I adored Millie’s character,... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 3

“I enjoyed it”

I enjoyed this story, I thought it was a fun read. The story follows the Gogarty family, who are based in Dublin and we follow them through various family dramas. The story mainly follows three family members, Kevin,... More

Hardback edition
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