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Someone Else's Shoes: A Novel (Hardcover)

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I loved this story of middle-aged, menopausal women worn down by their lives then rebuilt with the help of really good friends. Warm, witty, and uplifting, even with some very serious issues, this is a delicious book that I devoured in one weekend.

— Laura B.

I listened to this on and it was narrated by Daisy Ridley, an English actress, which made this story of a life-changing misunderstanding all the more immersive. When Sam Kemp, during one of the bleakest moments of her life, picks up the wrong gym bag belonging to the glamorous American Nisha Cantor, her life changes for the better. No longer invisible, now seen with a pair of custom Christian Louboutin heels, Sam navigates a life she thought she knew with a renewed perspective. Meanwhile, Nisha is cut off suddenly from her money-hungry husband and must navigate a new world without luxury. 

I loved the shoes metaphor; a pair of shoes can literally change your life! A shoe-lover myself, I related to Sam's shock at the appearance of the famous, red-bottomed shoes(how could you not!), and the impact a nice pair of shoes can have on one's mindset. Shoe-lover or not, this book is a great read for anyone that loves rom-coms, a little mystery, dual POV, and well-rounded female leads who you wish could be your friends in real life! The supporting female characters were equally fun and felt real. 

— Ashley



“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 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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

Praise for Someone Else's Shoes:

“This is a novel about women of a certain age who suddenly find themselves invisible — to their spouses, to their colleagues, to the world — and find pleasure in being “seen” by each other.”
The New York Times

“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

“A delicious comedy that’s an ode to 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

Someone Else’s Shoes is SO MUCH FUN. Beautiful about female friendship and brilliant on being a woman of a certain age....Exhilarating.”
—Marian Keyes, bestselling author of Grown Ups

“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

“This big fat novel (450 pages) is pure’s a complete hoot to read [and it’s] about women finding their voice and being seen in middle age...”
Minneapolis Star Tribune

“The story of an enjoyable mixup between two women that sparks rejuvenating revelations in their lives.”

Product Details
ISBN: 9781984879295
ISBN-10: 1984879294
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Publication Date: February 7th, 2023
Pages: 448
Language: English