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Out of the Clear Blue Sky

(2022)
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From New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins comes a funny and surprising new novel about losing it all—and getting back more than you ever expected.
 
Lillie Silva knew life as an empty nester would be hard after her only child left for college, but when her husband abruptly dumps her for another woman just as her son leaves, her world comes crashing down. Besides the fact that this announcement is a complete surprise (to say the least), what shocks Lillie most is that she isn’t heartbroken. She’s furious.
 
Lillie has loved her life on Cape Cod, but as a mother, wife, and nurse-midwife, she’s used to caring for other people . . . not taking care of herself. Now, alone for the first time in her life, she finds herself going a little rogue. Is it over the top to crash her ex-husband’s wedding dressed like the angel of death? Sure! Should she release a skunk into his perfect new home? Probably not! But it beats staying home and moping.
 
She finds an unexpected ally in her glamorous sister, with whom she’s had a tense relationship all these years. And an unexpected babysitter in, of all people, Ben Hallowell, the driver in a car accident that nearly killed Lillie twenty years ago. And then there’s Ophelia, her ex-husband’s oddly lost niece, who could really use a friend.
 
It’s the end of Lillie’s life as she knew it. But sometimes the perfect next chapter surprises you . . . out of the clear blue sky.


Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"From the first page, I was deeply invested in Lillie's plight and desperate to keep turning pages. Kristin Higgins nails it with this laugh-oud-loud, pitch-perfect, heartfelt novel about a woman's life upended and the unexpected ways she finds her way forward. Full of hope, positive messages and humor, Out of the Clear Blue Sky is the perfect book for summer, or anytime!" - Elyssa Friedland

"Reading a Kristan Higgins novel is like spending time with a dear friend, one who understands your soul, captivates your senses...and every now and then makes you snort with laughter. Higgins never disappoints! If you're looking for a novel brimming with heart and humor, look no further than Out of the Clear Blue Sky. Each time I opened this book, it felt like reuniting with a dear friend. With her trademark wit, Higgins' tackles tough issues, and does so with sensitivity and heart. Out of the Clear Blue Sky is everything I love in women's fiction--smart, hilarious, and brimming with heart and hope." - Lori Nelson Spielman

"A fantastic journey with a brave, delightful and mischievous heroine who will keep you laughing and rooting for her from page one. I did not want this book to end!" - Jane L Rosen

"Your big summer read has arrived! Book after book, Kristan Higgins is a can't-miss author who always serves up stories that are fresh, relevant, and deeply involving." - Susan Wiggs


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Hardback Editions

June 2022 : USA Hardback
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Title: Out of the Clear Blue Sky
Author(s): Kristan Higgins
ISBN: 0-593-33532-5 / 978-0-593-33532-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

June 2022 : USA Paperback
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Title: Out of the Clear Blue Sky
Author(s): Kristan Higgins
ISBN: 0-593-33533-3 / 978-0-593-33533-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2022 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Out of the Clear Blue Sky
Author(s): Kristan Higgins
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA