No One Could Have Guessed the Weather

No One Could Have Guessed the Weather

Book - 2013
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"If you loved The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing , this book is right up your alley." --Isabel Gillies, New York Times --bestselling author of Happens Every Day  
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.
Publisher: New York : Amy Einhorn Books/Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780399160219
Characteristics: 275 pages ; 22 cm


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Apr 18, 2019

4 stars! Quite enjoyed this charming read. Character sketches in style similar to Maeve Binchey and Miss Read. We see that urban living can encompass the charm of village life.

robhoma Jun 30, 2014

(King's Bay Book Selection: 5-19-2014). Robyn Skinner was the easiest character to relate to, but the most disagreeable of the lot. I will say here that this book was better the second time through, but that's not saying much as it was a chore to read the first time.

athompson10 Apr 02, 2014

What a slog to get through. I was lured in by the comparison on the jacket to "Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing", but this had none of the wit, humor or insight of that book. The four main characters were so indistinct, I kept mixing them up in my mind, and all were unsympathetic.

anitafournier Jun 26, 2013

The most tedious boring novel EVER! I tried to give it a chance and got 1/2 way through and gave up. Didn't care one iota about the self-indulgent characters in this novel. Ugh!

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