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Mrs Everything

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11th June 2019

Price: £13.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349423890

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You’ll love this book and wish she was your friend’ MINDY KALING

‘If you have time for only one book this summer, pick this one’ THE NEW YORK TIMES

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 Jennifer Weiner is beloved by readers everywhere

‘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’

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


A multi-generational narrative that's nothing short of brilliant
Booklist (starred review)
Readers will flock to this ambitious, nearly flawless novel
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Weiner tugs every heartstring with this vivid tale . . . [a] heartwrenching multigenerational tale of love, loss, and family . . . partly inspired by Little Women
Shelf Awareness
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
Good Housekeeping
Simply unputdownable
Kirkus Reviews
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
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
She Reads
The perfect book club pick of summer
Red Magazine
An ambitious, immersive novel from the author of In Her Shoes
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
Sunday Mirror
[An] engrossing saga
Mrs Everything is an evocative, ambitious story of family, identity, sexuality, happiness, loss and liberation
Rebecca Serle, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>In Five Years</i>
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