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No One Could Have Guessed the Weather

by Anne-Marie Casey

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  • Published in USA  Jun 2013
    288 pages
    Genre: Novels

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Sometimes what you want in your twenties isn't what you want or need in your forties...

When Lucy Lovett's husband loses his job, she is forced to give up her posh life in London and move their family to a tiny apartment in Manhattan, where her husband has managed to secure a lowly position. Lucy finds herself living in the center of cool and hip. Across from their apartment is a trendy bar called PDT - whenever Lucy passes by, she thinks, Please Don't Tell anyone I'm a middle-aged woman.

Homesick and resentful at first, Lucy soon embarks on the love affair of her life - no, not with her husband (though they're both immensely relieved to discover they do love each other for richer or poorer), but with New York City and the three women who befriend her.

There's Julia, who is basically branded with a Scarlet A when she leaves her husband and kids for a mini nervous breakdown and a room of her own; Christy, a much older man's trophy wife, who is a bit adrift as only those who live high up in penthouses can be; and disheveled and harried Robyn, constantly compensating for her husband, who can't seem to make the transition from wunderkind to adult.

Spot-on observant, laugh-out-loud funny, yet laced with kindness through and through, No One Could Have Guessed the Weather is a story of what happens when you grow up and realize the middle part of your story might just be your beginning.

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"Casey's bright witty writing and scalpel-sharp insights create a quick pace... Casey's debut leaves the reader eager for more." - Publishers Weekly

"Smart writing keeps each woman's path to happiness from being too sappy, and the humor is dry and subtle... [A] quick and amusing read." - Booklist

"Clever and witty: the best kind of summer book." - Kirkus

"Anne-Marie Casey is my favorite kind of writer - smart, funny, brilliantly observant, and totally unpredictable...I suggest savoring slowly: Casey packs more wit and wisdom into each page than most writers fit into an entire novel." - Stephen McCauley, author of Object of My Affection

"Anne-Marie Casey has written a woman's guide to living and loving. She deftly mines the landscape of the heart of Lucy Lovett, an everywoman who is clear-eyed, hopeful, and just a bit tarnished for the wear. Casey's humor is like cream on a scone, there's bite but it's also delicious. Readers will find themselves on these pages and revel in the connection...I loved it." - Adriana Trigiani, New York Times–bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife 

"Very smart, very savvy, and very, very funny. I loved this book and couldn't put it down." - Rosamund Lupton, bestselling author of Sister

"Fabulously clever, brilliantly observed ... wise, funny women's fiction from an important new voice ..." - Cathy Kelly, #1 internationally bestselling author of Homecoming

"I absolutely loved No One Could Have Guessed the Weather. It was sophisticated, witty, with a sharp eye for the ridiculous. I loved it." - Katie Fforde, bestselling author of Wedding Season

"If you loved The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing/i>, this book is right up your alley. Casey, with humor and a keen, thoughtful eye, deftly sews together intricate plotlines, true characters, and spot-on, hilarious details into a marvelous quilt you want to snuggle under all afternoon." - Isabel Gillies, New York Times–bestselling author of Happens Every Day

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Anne-Marie Casey

Anne-Marie Casey was a script editor and producer of prime-time television drama for ten years before becoming a writer full-time.No One Could Have Guessed the Weather, her first book, was inspired by her time living in Manhattan and her love-love relationship with the city. She is married to the novelist Joseph O'Connor. They now live in Dublin, Ireland, with their two sons.

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