Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins

Life and Other Inconveniences

From the New York Times bestselling author of Good Luck with That comes a new novel about a blue-blood grandmother and her black-sheep granddaughter who discover they are truly two sides of the same coin.Emma London never thought she had anything in common with her grandmother Genevieve London. The regal old woman came from wealthy and bluest-blood New England stock, but that didn’t protect her from life’s cruelest blows: the disappearance of...

Details Life and Other Inconveniences

TitleLife and Other Inconveniences
Release DateAug 6th, 2019
PublisherBerkley Books
GenreFiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

Reviews Life and Other Inconveniences

  • Jillian Doherty
    Charming, endearing, and emotionally moving; this heartwarming, generational story was like an old friend I enjoyed visiting.Normally I enjoy speed reading through a story in a few days, where as with this lovely novel I wanted to luxuriate in~Filled with strong women, timeless emotional connections, and some brilliantly funny / tear jerking moments!I absolutely loved this story from beginning to end.Galley borrowed from the publisher.
  • Billie
    First off, I definitely liked it better than Good Luck With That, but I didn't love it. Emma and Riley were great characters and I think there is a very heartwarming novel to be had from these characters and these situations, but Higgins needs to stop trying to address Very Important Issues (grief and grieving, parental abandonment, a side character with a rare disease) to give her books gravitas. And, once again, there are so many people who nee...
  • Beth Perry
    Loved this book! Life and Other Inconveniences is Kristan Higgins best book yet. To call it a romance novel is underestimating the relationships of the story. The book is about dealing with loss, illness and family in all forms. There are laughter and tears between the pages and I did not want it to end.
  • Sharon H
    I received an ebook review copy of this novel. Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins is told in multiple voices. Higgins often uses POV in her novels, but it's usually limited to two or three characters slowly unveiling their stories. Life and Other Inconveniences has more, and as a fan of this author, I was skeptical. I should have known better. A good number of these characters aren't likable and I struggled with the story. Chalk tha...
  • Laura Hill
    Another heartwarming, life-affirming story from one of my all-time favs, Kristan Higgins. In a Gilmore Girls kind of setting, single mom Emma and teenage daughter Riley live with Emma’s maternal grandfather in small-town Downers Grove, IL. A surprising phone call from Emma’s estranged paternal grandmother (the renowned fashion designer Genevieve London) is met with initial contempt. However, when Riley is subjected to intense bullying at scho...
  • Lindsay Porter
    Another great book by this author. It made me laugh and cry. I liked the different chapters where the different characters talked. It's a great story with some valuable lessons. I loved all the main characters but Tess was a riot of laughs.