Happiest of book birthdays to BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME by Kate Hilton, out today from HarperAvenue!

“Kate Hilton’s latest, Better Luck Next Time, is a hilarious, astute, and wonderfully heartwarming tale of a family juggling the complexities of divorce, independence, love, and loss. It’s relatable, relevant, and emotionally resonant ― altogether a gem of a book. I loved it!”

–Jennifer Robson, internationally bestselling author of The Gown

“As with all intelligent comedy, Kate Hilton’s Better Luck Next Time has a broken heart and a rising sense of panic just below the surface of what’s funny. Hilarious and poignant, you’ll want to be best friends with the entire Hennessy family.”

–Roz Nay, author of Our Little Secret

“Compulsively readable and very, very funny, Kate Hilton’s Better Luck Next Time is that rare novel that manages to capture the extraordinary in everyday life. I cheered on the Goldstein-Hennessy clan, even as I laughed and cried at their mishaps. A heartfelt, delicious read, one not to be missed!”

–Uzma Jalaluddin, author of Ayesha at Last

“Kate Hilton’s writing reminds me of Nora Ephron‘s work: it’s laugh-out-loud funny, with startling observations about life, love, family and reinvention at any age. Witty, poignant, and deeply observant, I loved every moment I spent with Hilton’s latest novel!”

–Marissa Stapley, bestselling author of The Last Resort

“With Better Luck Next Time, Kate Hilton has crafted a novel that will make you belly laugh, tug at your heartstrings, and fall in love with the Hennessey-Goldstein families. Full of charm and depth, I loved this quirky family saga!”
–Karma Brown, bestselling author of The Life Lucy Knew

“Hilton’s voice shines in this highly relatable exploration of women’s resilience in the face of betrayal and family strife.”

–K.A. Tucker, internationally bestselling author of The Simple Wild

It isn’t easy being related to a feminist icon, especially when she’s celebrating the greatest moment of her storied career. Just ask the daughters of Lydia Hennessey, who could have it all if only they’d stop self-destructing.

Mariana, the eldest, is on the verge of throwing away a distinguished reputation in journalism, along with her marriage. Nina, the middle daughter, has returned from a medical mission overseas as a changed woman but won’t discuss it with anyone. And Beata, the youngest, has a hostile teenaged son who just discovered the existence of a father who didn’t know about him either. Meanwhile, their cousin Zoe is making divorce look like a death match, while her brother, Zack, is grappling with the fallout from his popular television dramedy, which is based far too closely on Lydia herself.

It might be easier to find their paths if they could step out of Lydia’s shadow—but the biggest women’s march in history is underway, and Lydia and her family are at the centre of it. Over the course of an eventful year, the Hennessey children contend with the big struggles of midlife: aging parents, raging teens, crumbling marriages and bodies, new loves and the choice between playing it safe or taking life-altering risks. And as they inch toward a new definition of happiness, they might even persuade their parents—and themselves—that they’re all grown up.

Kate Hilton is the bestselling author of The Hole in the Middle, Just Like Family and Better Luck Next Time. Before settling on writing fiction, she pursued careers in law, university administration, publishing and major fundraising. Her non-fiction writing has appeared in the National Post, Canadian Living and the Huffington Post, on topics ranging from working motherhood to creativity to reinvention. Kate Hilton lives in Toronto in a blended family that includes a husband, two sons, a stepdaughter and a rescue dog.

Kate is represented by Samantha Haywood.