The bittersweet, hilarious and feel-good new novel from the author of Standard Deviation
Katherine Heiny's fiction has been published in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Narrative,Glimmer Train, and many other places. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and children. This is her first book.
'Gorgeous. Very, very funny, but so tender, so beautiful. I loved all the characters, I cared deeply' Marian Keyes, author of Grown Ups
'Glorious. I love how it evokes the rhythm of life in all its joy and ordinariness and chaos. I loved the dialogue, the relationships. I love the one-liners, the humour, the gorgeous detail, the food, the innermost thoughts, and the love.' Nina Stibbe, author of Reasons to Be Cheerful
'Charming and tender, an offbeat and original gem that cracks your heart wide open' Pandora Sykes, author of How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?
'Wise, sad and barkingly funny. Katherine Heiny writes brilliantly about what we mean by the word 'family' and her novel is loving without being soppy and warm without being cosy - I didn't want it to end' Lissa Evans, author of V for Victory
'Katherine Heiny's books feel like spending time with a smart, funny and beloved friend who always has a million interesting things to talk about but always wants to know about you, too. She is a charming and insightful and unique writer and Early Morning Riser is every bit as good as Standard Deviation, if not better' Lisa Jewell, author of Invisible Girl
'Warm, witty, touching - and frequently hilarious' David Nicholls, author of Sweet Sorrow
'Heaven. Everything I have ever craved in a novel' Daisy Buchannan, author of Insatiable
'Heiny has smart and serious things to say about care and responsibility, even as she keeps things bubbly with a steady stream of comedy provided by the novel's gossipy close-knit community' DAILY MAIL
'Early Morning Riser is tender, funny and affecting, a charming friend of a book to ease the Covid blues' THE BIG ISSUE
'It's a heart-warming tale of flawed, fragile, funny characters who battle unruly emotions and disappointments to seize the chance of happiness when it comes their way' DAILY EXPRESS