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Separation Anxiety

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
If you've ever wondered whether you love your dog more than your partner...

One of the most anticipated books for 2020 in Entertainment Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Good Morning American, Glamour, Parade, Real Simple, Buzzfeed, and The Millions

Life hasn’t gone according to Judy’s plan. Her career as a children’s book author has taken an embarrassing nose dive. Her teenage son Teddy treats her with a combination of mortification and indifference. Her best friend is dying. And her husband, Gary, has become a pot-addled ‘snackologist’ who she can’t afford to divorce. On top of it all, she has a painfully ironic job writing articles for a self-help website—a poor fit for someone seemingly incapable of helping herself.

Gleefully irreverent, tender, funny and uplifting, Separation Anxiety is a novel that celebrates the ‘squeezed generation’; a book filled with heart and humour for anyone fumbling their way towards happiness.

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Praise for Separation Anxiety

'Written with such humour and heart that’ll make you laugh out loud and have a little sob simultaneously ' Stylist Magazine

‘What a gem of a novel…It's laced with moments of self-doubt and marital mayhem, but also the many small daily acts of mercy and heroism that love inspires.’ - Diane Ackerman

‘So sweetly funny, so very touching.’ Sainsburys magazine

'My advice: Start reading and don’t stop until you get to the last page of this wise and wonderful novel.' - Alice Hoffman

'Separation Anxiety was exactly what I needed for a change of pace, funny and charming' - Judy Blume

'[A] novel about stress, release, and the unlikely places we turn to for comfort in uncertain times' - Vogue

‘Laura Zigman is able to home in on the most tender, revealing, exquisitely painful aspects of our relationships with others and with ourselves. And somehow she manages to come out the other end with hope.’ - Chelsea Handler

‘I enjoyed Separation Anxiety very much... It has a real freshness of voice and though it is very poignant, several parts also made me laugh out loud’ - Laura Barnett, author of The Versions of Us

‘[Separation Anxiety] is compassionate and funny, articulating with gentle humor the terrible things that we’re all grappling with. To steal a phrase from my daughter, it made me happy-cry.’ - Laura Lippman

'I never imagined that the crossroads of mid-life - with family bereavement, a divorce on the horizon and a son reaching puberty - could be this hilarious and this heartbreaking. Laura Zigman’s “Separation Anxiety” made me laugh again and again.' - Dorthe Nor, Man Booker International shortlisted author of Mirror, Shoulder, Signal

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"I enjoyed Separation Anxiety very much... It has a real freshness of voice and though it is very poignant, several parts also made me laugh out loud." - Laura Barnett

"A hilarious, heart-breaking, and thought-provoking portrait of a difficult marriage, as fierce as it is funny." - Alice Hoffman

"[Separation Anxiety] is compassionate and funny, articulating with gentle humor the terrible things that we’re all grappling with. To steal a phrase from my daughter, it made me happy-cry." - Laura Lippman

"I never imagined that the crossroads of mid-life - with family bereavement, a divorce on the horizon and a son reaching puberty - could be this hilarious and this heartbreaking. Laura Zigman’s Separation Anxiety made me laugh again and again." - Dorthe Nors


Used availability for Laura Zigman's Separation Anxiety

Hardback Editions

July 2020 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Separation Anxiety (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Laura Zigman
ISBN: 1-4328-8045-4 / 978-1-4328-8045-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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March 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Separation Anxiety: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Zigman
ISBN: 0-06-290907-X / 978-0-06-290907-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Paperback Editions

January 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Separation Anxiety: 'Exactly what I needed for a change of pace, funny and charming' - Judy Blume
Author(s): Laura Zigman
ISBN: 1-78416-553-0 / 978-1-78416-553-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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December 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Separation Anxiety: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Zigman
ISBN: 0-06-290908-8 / 978-0-06-290908-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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March 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Separation Anxiety: 'Exactly what I needed for a change of pace, funny and charming' - Judy Blume
Author(s): Laura Zigman
ISBN: 0-85752-736-3 / 978-0-85752-736-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Separation Anxiety
Author(s): Laura Zigman
ISBN: 1-09-410717-4 / 978-1-09-410717-2
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Separation Anxiety: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Zigman
ISBN: 1-09-410716-6 / 978-1-09-410716-5
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Separation Anxiety: Library Edition
Author(s): Laura Zigman
ISBN: 1-09-410715-8 / 978-1-09-410715-8
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Separation Anxiety: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Zigman
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


March 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Separation Anxiety: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Zigman
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Separation Anxiety: 'Exactly what I needed for a change of pace, funny and charming' - Judy Blume
Author(s): Laura Zigman
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


March 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Separation Anxiety: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Zigman
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA