book cover of Ghosts
Added by 5 of our members

Ghosts

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER • A smart, sexy, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy about ex-boyfriends, imperfect parents, friends with kids, and a man who disappears the moment he says "I love you."

“An absolute knock-out. Wickedly funny and, at turns, both cynical and sincere … feels like your very favorite friend.” —Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Daisy Jones & the Six
 


Nina Dean is not especially bothered that she's single. She owns her own apartment, she's about to publish her second book, she has a great relationship with her ex-boyfriend, and enough friends to keep her social calendar full and her hangovers plentiful. And when she downloads a dating app, she does the seemingly impossible: She meets a great guy on her first date. Max is handsome and built like a lumberjack; he has floppy blond hair and a stable job. But more surprising than anything else, Nina and Max have chemistry. Their conversations are witty and ironic, they both hate sports, they dance together like fools, they happily dig deep into the nuances of crappy music, and they create an entire universe of private jokes and chemical bliss.

But when Max ghosts her, Nina is forced to deal with everything she's been trying so hard to ignore: her father's Alzheimer's is getting worse, and so is her mother's denial of it; her editor hates her new book idea; and her best friend from childhood is icing her out. Funny, tender, and eminently, movingly relatable, Ghosts is a whip-smart tale of relationships and modern life.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"A wonderful writer, who will surely inspire a generation the way that Caitlin Moran did before her." - Julie Burchill

"I love this book. It is wise, funny, tender and true, sharply-observed and utterly hilarious. Alderton's gift is always to give the mundane its beautiful due and in Ghosts, she manages to write a compulsively readable novel about modern dating that also examines the stories we tell ourselves about home, identity and gender. Like all the best writers, she wears her talent lightly, but be in no doubt: Dolly Alderton's talent is phenomenal." - Elizabeth Day

"I loved it so much, I wanted it to go on forever, Dolly Alderton is so gifted at making people care. A rare talent." - Marian Keyes


Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Dolly Alderton's Ghosts

Hardback Editions

August 2021 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Ghosts: A novel
Author(s): Dolly Alderton
ISBN: 0-593-31985-0 / 978-0-593-31985-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


October 2020 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Ghosts: The Top 10 Sunday Times Bestseller
Author(s): Dolly Alderton
ISBN: 0-241-43454-8 / 978-0-241-43454-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fig Tree
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2020 : Hardback
thumb

Title: by Dolly Alderton Ghosts the Debut Novel from the Bestselling Author of Everything I Know About Love Hardcover - 15 October 2020
Author(s): Dolly Alderton
Publisher: Generic
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

August 2021 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Ghosts: A novel
Author(s): Dolly Alderton
ISBN: 0-593-46024-3 / 978-0-593-46024-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2021 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Ghosts: A Novel
Author(s): Dolly Alderton
ISBN: 0-385-69725-2 / 978-0-385-69725-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2021 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Ghosts: The Top 10 Sunday Times Bestseller
Author(s): Dolly Alderton
ISBN: 0-241-98868-3 / 978-0-241-98868-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


October 2020 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Ghosts: The Top 10 Sunday Times Bestseller
Author(s): Dolly Alderton
ISBN: 0-241-46533-8 / 978-0-241-46533-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fig Tree
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2020 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Ghosts
Author(s): Dolly Alderton
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


October 2020 : Australia Audio edition
thumb

Title: Ghosts
Author(s): Dolly Alderton
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2020 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: Ghosts
Author(s): Dolly Alderton
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2021 : USA Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Ghosts: A novel
Author(s): Dolly Alderton
Publisher: Knopf
Availability: Amazon   


August 2021 : Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Ghosts: A Novel
Author(s): Dolly Alderton
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Ghosts: The Top 10 Sunday Times Bestseller
Author(s): Dolly Alderton
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU