A Big Storm Knocked It Over

A Novel

by Laurie Colwin

On Sale: 04/20/2021

A Big Storm Knocked It Over

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A Big Storm Knocked It Over

A Novel

by Laurie Colwin

On Sale: 04/20/2021

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“Laurie Colwin’s beautiful final book, A Big Storm Knocked It Over, is funny and moving and rich with complicated happiness—a love story for anyone who tends to overthink things, a comic novel about trying to find a place in the world.”  — Maile Meloy, author of Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It

In her fifth and final novel, acclaimed author Laurie Colwin explores marriage and friendship, motherhood and careers, as experienced by a cast of delightfully idiosyncratic Manhattanites. At once a hilarious social commentary and an insightful, sophisticated modern romance, A Big Storm Knocked It Over stands as a living tribute to one of contemporary fiction’s most original voices.

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Critical Praise

"Laurie Colwin was utterly fearless in writing about happiness. . . . The novel makes the idea of happy endings for decent people seem entirely plausible, almost inevitable—no small feat for a writer these days and no small pleasure for a reader." - New York Times

"From the first sentence of A Big Storm Knocked It Over, beguiling words and an engaging ambience combine to seduce us." - Washington Post Book World

"Laurie Colwin's last and most touching work." - Boston Globe

“Laurie Colwin’s beautiful final book, A Big Storm Knocked It Over, is funny and moving and rich with complicated happiness-a love story for anyone who tends to overthink things, a comic novel about trying to find a place in the world.” - Maile Meloy, author of Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It

“I’ve read and re-read every book by Laurie Colwin. Acutely observed, beautifully written, witty, and profound—each one is a delight.” - Gretchen Rubin, author of Happier at Home and The Happiness Project

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063046436
  • ISBN 10: 0063046431
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 04/20/2021
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Humorous / General

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