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Catherine Newman

Biography

Catherine Newman

Catherine Newman is the author of the adult novel WE ALL WANT IMPOSSIBLE THINGS, the memoirs CATASTROPHIC HAPPINESS and WAITING FOR BIRDY, the middle-grade novel ONE MIXED-UP NIGHT, the kids’ craft book STITCH CAMP, the bestselling kids’ how-to book HOW TO BE A PERSON, and the kids’ etiquette book WHAT CAN I SAY? She edits the non-profit kids' cooking magazine ChopChop, writes the etiquette column for Real Simple magazine, and is a regular contributor to the New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, Parents magazine, Cup of Jo and many other publications. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her family.

Catherine Newman

Books by Catherine Newman

by Catherine Newman - Fiction, Humor, Women's Fiction

Edith and Ashley have been best friends for over 42 years. They’ve shared the mundane and the momentous together: trick or treating and binge drinking; "Gilligan’s Island" reruns and REM concerts; hickeys and heartbreak; surprise Scottish wakes; marriages, infertility and children. But now Edi is dying of ovarian cancer and spending her last days at a hospice near Ash, who stumbles into heartbreak surrounded by her daughters, ex(ish) husband, dear friends, a poorly chosen lover (or two), and a rotating cast of beautifully, fleetingly human hospice characters. As the Fiddler on the Roof soundtrack blasts all day long from the room next door, Edi and Ash reminisce, hold on and try to let go. Meanwhile, Ash struggles with being an imperfect friend, wife and parent.