Random Acts of Kindness

By Lisa Verge Higgins (Trade Paperback, 2014)
A new novel of women's friendship from the author of The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship and Friendship Makes the Heart Grow Fonder.
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781455572854

    • On Sale Date: 03/25/2014

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    • Imprint: Grand Central Publishing

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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A new novel of women's friendship from the author of The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship and Friendship Makes the Heart Grow Fonder.

While studying for her Ph.D. in chemistry, Lisa Verge Higgins wrote and sold her first novel. Now an author of fifteen books, this opera-loving mother of three has been twice named to Barnes & Noble's General Fiction Forum for their top twenty novels of the year. Her stories about women's lives and women's friendships have been described by reviewers as "joyous, uplifting life lessons" that "inspire us to focus on what's really important in our lives." When not writing stories, Lisa works as a reviewer for The New York Journal of Books. She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and their three teenage daughters, who never fail to make life interesting.
  • "Women readers won't wish to miss one mile of this rich, thoughtful, and sagacious novel. Men smart enough to want to know what women really think would be wise to dip a toe in Pine Lake." (Library Journal).

  • "Higgins does a nice job of balancing the characters' voices, and with each woman at a different stage in her life, diverse readers will find something to connect to. A natural for group discussions." (Booklist on Friendship Makes the Heart Grow Fonder).

  • "Top Pick! Higgins' latest wonderful, page-turning novel further confirms her status as a master storyteller. Her narrative beautifully chronicles the relationships and adventures of former friends with a heady mix of belly-deep laughter, tears and empathy." (RT Book Reviews).

  • "Fans of chick lit will enjoy this humorous and uplifting homage to good friendships and a variety of Americana."  (Booklist).

  • "Top Pick!  4 1/2 Stars! Higgins doesn't use flowery verse; she presents hard realities, dysfunction and, best of all, possibilities and hope...in a novel that you won't soon forget." (RT Book Reviews).

  • "Characters that could have been stock (the rich girl, the Trekkie programmer) have a depth that is strengthened by relationships with family, boyfriends, the past, and, most important, friends." (Booklist).

  • "Get the first 'Best Read' of 2011...a love story about what it really means to be a friend."
    (Debbie Haupt, B&N General Fiction Book Club on The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship).

  • "Higgins writes with grace and humor, reminding us to hold tight to the ones we love." (Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author of The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners on The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship).

  • "The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship is a lovely novel with moments of deeply moving insight into what it means to be a mother, a wife, and a friend.  Read it and share it with your own friends-you'll be glad you did!"  (Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author of Beachcombers on The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship).

  • "Full of humor, love, and life lessons, this is an uplifting and satisfying novel that lingers long after the last page." (Elizabeth Noble, bestselling author of The Reading Group and The Girl Next Door on The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship).

  • "[A] happy reminder that life is all about taking risks." (Publishers Weekly on The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship).

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Random Acts of Kindness
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN
  • Pages: 368
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 8"
  • ISBN-13: 9781455572854
  • On Sale Date: 03/25/2014
Random Acts of Kindness