When Lucy discovered that her charming, cheating husband was dying, she came home, opened up his little black book, and decided she wasn’t going through this alone. After all, Artie’s sweethearts were there for the good times—is it fair that Lucy should have to manage the hard times herself? In this wise, wickedly funny new novel, Lucy dials up the women in Artie’s black book and invites them for one last visit. The last thing she expects is that any will actually show up.

But one by one, they do show up: The one who hates him. The one who owes her life to him. The one he turned into a lesbian, and the one he taught to dance. And among them is a visitor with the strangest story of all: the young man who may or may not be Artie’s long-lost son.

For Lucy, the jaw-dropping procession of women is an education in the man she can’t forgive and couldn’t leave. And as the women find themselves sharing secrets and sharing tears, they start to discover kindred spirits—and even something that’s a lot like family. But Lucy knows one thing for certain: the biggest surprises are yet to come….

Full of heart, Bridget Asher’s unforgettable novel is about mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and the deep friendships between women. It’s about sweet liars and tenderhearted cheaters—about loving those we love for reasons we can’t always fully rationalize, and about the sort of forgiveness that can change someone’s entire life in the most unexpected and extraordinary ways.
For fans of the quirky, heartfelt fiction of Nick Hornby and Eleanor Brown comes a smart, wry, and poignant novel about reconciliation between fathers and daughters, between spouses; the deep ties between sisters; and the kind of forgiveness that can change a person’s life in unexpected and extraordinary ways.

The Rockwell women are nothing if not . . . Well, it’s complicated. When the sisters—Esme, Liv, and Ru—were young, their eccentric mother, Augusta, silenced all talk of their absent father with the wild story that he was an international spy, always away on top-secret missions. But the consequences of such an unconventional upbringing are neither small nor subtle: Esme is navigating a failing marriage while trying to keep her precocious fifteen-year-old daughter from live-tweeting every detail. Liv finds herself in between relationships and rehabs, and Ru has run away from enough people and problems to earn her frequent flier miles. So when a hurricane hits the family home on the Jersey Shore, the Rockwells reunite to assess the damage—only to discover that the storm has unearthed a long-buried box. In a candid moment, Augusta reveals a startling secret that will blow the sisters’ concept of family to smithereens—and send them on an adventure to reconnect with a lost past . . . and one another.

Praise for All of Us and Everything

“Engaging . . . [a] lively comic novel about stormy women and the spy (and other sexy types) who loved them.”—People (“The Best New Books”)

“Similar to Nick Hornby’s A Long Way Down, [All of Us and Everything] rewards readers with an engrossing plot rich in witty and frank dark humor. . . . Readers will linger on the story’s web of connections. . . . Thoughtful and provoking.”—Booklist

“[Bridget] Asher’s newest title spotlights her unique voice plus an affinity for quirky, wounded characters that are both realistic and likable. . . . The subtle theme [is] how changing our stories can change us. An entertaining yet astute look at family, self, story, and connections.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Charming, original, and impeccably written, All of Us and Everything is a spirited romp through the lives of an unusual family of women—three adult sisters, their mother, one teenage daughter, and their longtime housekeeper—and the men who love them, amuse them, pursue them, and lose them. When I wasn’t laughing out loud or eagerly turning pages to see what happened next, I was marveling at Bridget Asher’s ability to tell a highly entertaining, fully engaging, and deeply insightful story.”—Cathi Hanauer, New York Times bestselling author of Gone

“While many writers strive to create a single memorable character, Bridget Asher, seemingly with the flick of her wrist, brings forth four amazing, unique, altogether brilliant characters in All of Us and Everything. The Rockwell siblings, Esme, Liv, and Ru, as well as their fascinating mother, Augusta, won me over completely, and their story twists and turns in such fascinating, hilarious, and heartfelt ways that it left me in awe of Asher’s abilities.”—Kevin Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of The Family Fang

“Bridget Asher’s fascinating, eccentric characters are such good company that I finished All of Us and Everything in one sitting. This is a compelling, funny, moving story about an irresistible family.”—Leah Stewart, author of The New Neighbor
Cuando las hermanas Rockwell –Esme, Liv y Ru– eran jóvenes, Augusta, su excéntrica madre, acalló cualquier rumor sobre su padre ausente mediante una historia descabellada: que era un espía internacional siempre de viaje, llevando a cabo misiones ultrasecretas. Pero semejante crianza poco convencional ha tenido sus consecuencias.Esme navega a través de un matrimonio fracasado, al tiempo que intenta evitar que su precoz hija quinceañera tuitee acerca de todo cuanto le ocurre; Liv salta de una relación a otra y deun programa de desintoxicación a otro, y Ru ha huido de tantas personas y problemas como para acumular millas aéreas suficientes para dar la vuelta al mundo. Así que cuando un huracán golpea el hogar de la familia en la costa de Jersey, las Rockwell se reúnen para evaluar los daños..., solo para descubrir que la tormenta ha desenterrado una caja oculta hacía tiempo. Augusta revelará entoncesun secreto que impulsará a las hermanas a investigar su pasado. Una novela elegante, aguda y conmovedora, que gustará particularmente a los fans de autores como Nick Hornby y Eleanor Brown. «Mientras que numerosos autores se esfuerzan por crear un único personaje memorable, Bridget Asher ha sido capaz de crear cuatro personajes asombrosos, únicos y brillantes. Las hermanas Rockwell y Augusta, su fascinante madre, me conquistaron por completo. Su historia presenta giros tan inesperados, hilarantes y sinceros que me dejópasmado.»Kevin Wilson, autor superventas del New York Times con La familia Fang. «Espléndida… una novela inteligente sobre mujeres apasionadas y el espía –y otros tíos sexis– que la amaron.» People «Al igual que En picado (A Long Way Down), deNick Hornby, Cartas en la tormenta ofrece una trama fascinante en la que abunda el humor ingenioso y bastante negro… La redde vínculos de la historia perdurará en la mente del lector.»Booklist «La novela de Bridget Asher destaca por su voz única, ademásdeuna afinidad por los personajes extravagantes y heridos, tan realistas como simpáticos… Una mirada entretenida pero perspicaz sobre la familia, nosotros mismos, la historia y los vínculos.»Kirkus Reviews Aclamada por la crítica, Julianna Baggott (que publica también con los seudónimos Bridget Asher y N. E. Bode) es autora de más de veinte títulos. Sus novelas como Bridget Asher incluyen Los amantes de mi marido y Secretos en la Provenza, ambas publicadas por Ediciones B. Licenciada en Arte por la Universidad deCarolina del Norte en Greensboro, actualmente es profesora del College of Motion Picture Arts de la Universidad del Estado de Florida.
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