A Big Storm Knocked It Over by Laurie Colwin

A Big Storm Knocked It Over by Laurie Colwin

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"Laurie Colwin's beautiful final book, A Big Storm Knocked It Over, is funny and moving and rich with complicated happiness--a love story for anyone who tends to overthink things, a comic novel about trying to find a place in the world." -- Maile Meloy, author of Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It

In her fifth and final novel, acclaimed author Laurie Colwin explores marriage and friendship, motherhood and careers, as experienced by a cast of delightfully idiosyncratic Manhattanites. At once a hilarious social commentary and an insightful, sophisticated modern romance, A Big Storm Knocked It Over stands as a living tribute to one of contemporary fiction's most original and beloved voices.

In her late thirties, Jane Louise Parker has just married a man whose native decency leaves her almost breathless at her good fortune. After the wedding, she returns to work at a small and tony publishing house whose finances are in disarray. Alongside her best friend, Edie, Jane Louise patiently waits to become pregnant, wondering if a baby will provide a sense of rootedness that still seems to elude her. When that longed-for child arrives, it transforms the Parkers' lives in a way that is as unexpected as it is rapturous.