Pitched in the tradition of Emma Straub and Tom Perrotta, Palmer’s fourth novel about three couples who celebrate every birthday together at their favorite restaurant for a decade, until their lives unravel when one turns 40 and announces over dinner that he wants a divorce, forcing each couple to reexamine what’s brought and kept them together–and whether their relationships are strong enough to survive. (Wyatt-MacKenzie, World English rights, Summer 2022)
Stuff in the ‘OTHERWISE ENGAGED’ Category
PAPERBACK RELEASE–March 2, 2021
“Perfect for fans of Emily Giffin and Elin Hilderbrand.” –Library Journal
“An excellent read, best enjoyed with a good glass of wine.” –Booklist
“Fun and consistently satisfying.” –Publishers Weekly
Life is sweet for New Yorkers Molly and Gabe: They’re young, in love, and newly engaged.But when Gabe sells his first novel–a thinly-veiled retelling of his wild love affair with ex-girlfriend Talia–and it becomes a national sensation, Molly can’t help but feel like the third wheel. To make matters worse, Talia reappears in Gabe’s life, eager to capitalize on the book’s success and to rekindle what she had with Gabe… at least, that’s how it seems to Molly. But even more concerning? Gabe doesn’t seem concerned at all. Instead, he’s delighting in his newfound fame and success.
Jealous, paranoid, and increasingly desperate, Molly starts to spin out of control. Her social life, work life, and love life all go to pieces. As fact and fiction, and past and present, begin to blur, Molly realizes the only way out of this downward spiral is to fight her way back up. But what–if anything–will be left of her life and her relationship when she arrives?
Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Jennifer Weiner, OTHERWISE ENGAGED (Skyhorse, February 2019) explores the life we seek when the life we have… suddenly goes down the drain.
Lindsey J. Palmer worked as Features Editor at Self and previously at Redbook and Glamour before turning to fiction. Her novels, Pretty in Ink and If We Lived Here were both published by Kensington. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she earned a Master of the Arts in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and taught high school English. Nowadays, she’s a scriptwriter at BrainPOP, an animated educational site for kids. Lindsey lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and daughter. Visit her at lindseyjpalmer.com and facebook.com/lindseyjpalmerauthor.
Former staffer at Self, Glamour and Redbook, Lindsey J. Palmer’s OTHERWISE ENGAGED, in which a young woman’s hold on love, life, and sanity is shaken when her fiance’s novel, a thinly veiled account of his relationship with his wild ex-girlfriend, becomes a national sensation. (Skyhorse/World Rights/Spring 2018)