Thank you to Berkley Publishing for gifting me an advanced copy of Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins.
In this book, three generations of women in the London family come together one summer, including Genevieve, the unforgiving matriarch, so convinced of her own 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.
Y’all this book… it was so much more than I could have ever expected. It was a rollercoaster ride of emotions. I was cheering on Emma and her daughter Riley as they decided to spend the summer with Genevieve who had been nothing but unkind to Emma when she needed her most. But, I was also heartbroken for Genevieve. Because if there is one thing that life (and books) have taught me is that there are always two sides to every story.
I was utterly enamored with every character in this book. I did not want it to end. If you are a fan of Gilmore Girls, This is us or Parenthood then you need to pick up this book immediately and begin reading.
I savored every page of this 428-page book. I was completely surprised when a family secret was revealed that changed everything and I wept during the last chapter. Life and Other Inconveniences reminded me just how fleeting life can be.
Life and Other Inconveniences is set to be published on August 6, 2019; do yourself a favor and order it now. You won’t be disappointed!
Thank you again to Berkley Publishing for gifting me a copy of this book. Most importantly, thank you to Kristan Higgins for writing this beautiful book; I can’t wait to read your next book.