In Life and Other Inconveniences, Higgins explores one of life’s hardest won lessons—your worst moment does not have to define your entire life.
Touching on the challenges of parenting and overcoming family baggage, the novel follows a New England family struggling to find its center years after a series of tragedies tore them apart. In the way that Jodi Picoult and Elin Hilderbrand explore family and community, Higgins shines a light on the complicated relationships that define our lives.
For many readers and for us, reading one of Kristan’s novels feels like having a late-night chat with a best friend—every joy, hurt, and fear is laid bare in a way that feels healing and hopeful.
In Life and Other Inconveniences, three generations of women in the London family come together one summer, including Genevieve, the unforgiving matriarch, so convinced of her moral superiority and so broken from a long-ago loss; her adult granddaughter, Emma, who had to forge a life on her own after getting pregnant in high school; and Emma’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Riley, who is the key to bringing these estranged women together.
Kristan Higgins is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly twenty novels, which have been translated into more than two dozen languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide.Her books have received many awards and accolades, including starred reviews from Kirkus, the New York Journal of Books, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and Booklist. She is a six-time nominee for The Kirkus Prize for best work of fiction. Kristan lives in Connecticut with her family.
A devoted fan of fantasy literature since age eight, Joss Dey dreamed of being able to create her own magic and did so for sixteen years as a graphic designer. However, the desire to follow in the footsteps of her childhood hero, Susan Cooper, never left her and, in her greatest act of rebellion, she pursued and received an MFA in Creative Writing from American University. Though she stopped "screwing around" and eventually "got a real job," she never stopped writing, intuitively comprehending that she would never be happy if writing didn't play a major role in her life.
Luckily, she joined RWA in 2004, a move that happily confirmed that being a writer is an affliction from which there is no cure, at least there isn't Joss's case. Today, from her basement office in the ghetto in New Haven, Connecticut, she writes emotionally-driven urban fantasies that explore questions about love, family and self amidst bizarre creatures, odd goings on and the end of the world.
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