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Just Like You

About the Book

Just Like You

This warm, wise, highly entertaining 21st-century love story is about what happens when the person who makes you happiest is someone you never expected.

Lucy used to handle her adult romantic life according to the script she'd been handed. She met a guy just like herself: same age, same background, same hopes and dreams; they got married and started a family. Too bad he made her miserable. Now, two decades later, she's a nearly divorced, 41-year-old schoolteacher with two school-aged sons, and there is no script anymore.

So when she meets Joseph, she isn't exactly looking for love --- she's more in the market for a babysitter. Joseph is 22, living at home with his mother and working several jobs, including the butcher counter where he and Lucy meet. It's not a match anyone one could have predicted. He's of a different class, a different culture and a different generation. But sometimes it turns out that the person who can make you happiest is the one you least expect, though it can take some maneuvering to see it through.

JUST LIKE YOU is a brilliantly observed, tender but also brutally funny new novel that gets to the heart of what it means to fall surprisingly and headlong in love with the best possible person --- someone you didn't see coming.

Just Like You
by Nick Hornby

  • Publication Date: September 28, 2021
  • Genres: Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • ISBN-10: 0593191390
  • ISBN-13: 9780593191392