Tired Ladies Take a Stand

A Novel

by Gretchen Anthony

On Sale: 05/14/2024

Tired Ladies Take a Stand

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Tired Ladies Take a Stand

A Novel

by Gretchen Anthony

On Sale: 05/14/2024

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About the Book

"Do yourself a favor and say yes to the perfect bookish escape." —Lucy Gilmore, author of The Lonely Hearts Book Club

You've heard of Year of Yes. Introducing... Year of No.

During one unforgettable year in their twenties, best friends Emma, Fern, Carolina, and Andi make a pact to embrace whatever life throws at them, inspiring Fern to write a memoir detailing their escapades and the magical power of saying Yes.

But fast forward twenty years and they have reached their bandwidth of responsibilities. Fern is a full-time writer struggling to pay the bills. Carolina is a fitness-obsessed workaholic. Andi is a disillusioned human rights lawyer. And Emma is a stressed-out divorcée in the thick of planning her daughter’s wedding. To reconnect to the fun, fulfilled women they were before, they must learn how to stop saying Yes to everything asked of them. And so begins the "Year of No."

Heartfelt, emotionally perceptive and sharply funny, Tired Ladies Take a Stand celebrates the bonds of female friendship and women reclaiming their autonomy in a world that expects them to do it all.

Critical Praise

"The tired ladies who take a stand in Gretchen Anthony’s funny and fierce new novel have remained friends through good times and bad men, game nights and the literal agony of de feet. One’s a Nora Ephron-like essayist and the rest can quote every word of When Harry Met Sally. But what happens to a friend group when a writer publishes secrets that aren’t entirely her own?" —Helen Ellis, New York Times bestselling author of Southern Lady Code


"Friendship takes the center stage in this hilarious, relatable tale of four women trying to juggle it all. Do yourself a favor and say yes to the perfect bookish escape." —Lucy Gilmore, author of The Lonely Hearts Book Club


"I loved meeting the characters of Tired Ladies Take a Stand and tagging along on their adventures. This novel is smart, sweet, and hilarious—all the things you want in a friend are in this book." —Byron Lane, author of Big Gay Wedding

“A smart, perceptive, and witty novel about the power of female friendship. Saying no has never been so much fun.” —Phaedra Patrick, bestselling author of The Messy Lives of Book People

"Tired Ladies Take a Stand is a delicious tale of the ebbs and flows of long-term female friendship and the particular pleasure of a shared history. It’s a delight to watch the four women reconnect with each other and themselves as they tunnel their way through the weight of their responsibilities to the light of fresh self-knowledge and self-belief. Issues that many busy women will recognize are dealt with with humor and heart in a story that never flags." —Sarah Haywood, New York Times bestselling author of The Cactus

“Engaging and easy to read... For those who remember the 1990s, the flashbacks will evoke feelings of nostalgia.” Booklist -

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780778307969
  • ISBN 10: 0778307964
  • Imprint: Park Row
  • On Sale: 05/14/2024
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Friendship
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Humorous / General
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Feminist
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Contemporary Women

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