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Read by: Elizabeth Sastre

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“If you loved The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing, this book is right up your alley.” —Isabel Gillies, New York Times–bestselling author of Happens Every Day 
Sometimes what you want in your twenties isn’t what you want or need in your forties. . . .
When Lucy Lovett’s husband loses his job, she is forced to give up her posh life in London and move their family to a tiny apartment in Manhattan, where her husband has managed to secure a lowly position. Lucy finds herself living in the center of cool and hip. Across from their apartment is a trendy bar called PDT—whenever Lucy passes by, she thinks, Please Don’t Tell anyone I’m a middle-aged woman.
Homesick and resentful at first, Lucy soon embarks on the love affair of her life—no, not with her husband (though they’re both immensely relieved to discover they do love each other for richer or poorer), but with New York City and the three women who befriend her.
There’s Julia, who is basically branded with a Scarlet A when she leaves her husband and kids for a mini nervous breakdown and a room of her own; Christy, a much older man’s trophy wife, who is a bit adrift as only those who live high up in penthouses can be; and disheveled and harried Robyn, constantly compensating for her husband, who can’t seem to make the transition from wunderkind to adult.
Spot-on observant, laugh-out-loud funny, yet laced with kindness through and through, No One Could Have Guessed the Weather is a story of what happens when you grow up and realize the middle part of your story might just be your beginning.


“My favorite book of the year so far, by far.”—Daily Mail (UK)

“Clever and witty: the best kind of summer book.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This is a charming debut about building a new life with a young family in New York, making new female friends, falling in love with the city and rebuilding a marriage. It is refreshingly positive, very much Allison Pearson territory.” —Bookseller

“Hilarious…You’ll find yourself enjoyably surprised.”—

“Casey’s bright witty writing and scalpel-sharp insights create a quick pace. . . . Casey’s debut leaves the reader eager for more.” —Publishers Weekly

“Casey’s convivial prose will have girlfriends enthusiastically passing this book between each other.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune

“If you loved The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing, this book is right up your alley. Casey, with humor and a keen, thoughtful eye, deftly sews together intricate plotlines, true characters, and spot-on, hilarious details into a marvelous quilt you want to snuggle under all afternoon.” —Isabel Gillies, New York Times–bestselling author of Happens Every Day

 “Anne-Marie Casey is my favorite kind of writer—smart, funny, brilliantly observant, and totally unpredictable. . . . I suggest savoring slowly: Casey packs more wit and wisdom into each page than most writers fit into an entire novel.” —Stephen McCauley, author of Object of My Affection

“Anne-Marie Casey has written a woman’s guide to living and loving. . . . Casey’s humor is like cream on a scone, there’s bite but it’s also delicious. Readers will find themselves on these pages and revel in the connection. . . .  I loved it.” —Adriana Trigiani, New York Times–bestselling author of The Shoemaker’s Wife

“Very smart, very savvy, and very, very funny. I loved this book and couldn’t put it down.” —Rosamund Lupton, bestselling author of Sister

“Fabulously clever, brilliantly observed … wise, funny women’s fiction from an important new voice.” —Cathy Kelly, #1 international bestselling author of Homecoming

“I absolutely loved No One Could Have Guessed the Weather. It was sophisticated, witty, with a sharp eye for the ridiculous. I loved it.” —Katie Fforde, bestselling author of Wedding Season