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Sylvia's Second Act

Hillary Yablon

'Hilarious, heartwarming and delightfully refreshing' CAROL KIRKWOOD

'I loved this joyous romp about starting afresh late in life' DAILY MAIL

'Will put a twinkle in your eye and a spring in your step. Fabulous fun!' VERONICA HENRY

'A feel-good tale of second chances. Heartwarming!' THE TIMES

Growing older doesn't just mean growing wiser.

But it does mean a lot of fun...

When 63-year-old Sylvia finds her husband in bed with another woman, she's shocked and furious . . . at first. But by the time her head stops spinning, Sylvia realises she hates the retirement community she's living in - it's for old people. And she certainly doesn't feel old!

So, she enlists the help of her best friend, glamorous 70-year-old widow Evie, and the pair flee to Manhattan to start a new life in the city that never sleeps. Sylvia's husband may have lost her life savings, but they're scrappy and determined - and they weren't born yesterday...

Before long, Sylvia is reviving her wedding planning business and even finds herself back in the dating game! And no matter what her meddling daughter thinks, it's her time now - and she's determined that in this glorious second act, the best is yet to come!

Hilarious, heartwarming and utterly feel-good, Sylvia's Second Act is perfect for fans of Heartburn by Nora Ephron, Grace & Frankie, and Sex and the City.

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Praise for Sylvia's Second Act:


'A feel-good read, we love Sylvia' BELLA

'Wickedly funny and utterly engaging. Sylvia is our queen!' ALEX BROWN

'A fabulous, feel-good read' WOMAN'S WEEKLY

'Joyful, feel-good fun with a feisty heroine you can't help but love!' FANNY BLAKE

'A first-rate novel of second chances that will have you laughing right from the start. Sylvia will show you that it's never too late to reinvent yourself, especially if you have a good friend by' STEVEN ROWLEY

'Novelist Hillary Yablon gives readers hungry for a midlife romance a fizzy, delicious story we didn't know we needed. Take a bow, Sylvia, cause readers are gonna give this laugh-out-loud female buddy story made in Manhattan a standing ovation' MARY KAY ANDREWS

'Sylvia's story hit all of my favorite notes - laugh out loud funny, action packed and ultimately redemptive. It's a love song to women of a certain age, and I'll be humming it for years to come' ANNABEL MONAGHAN

'A gem! Every page of this book is a delight' KJ DELL'ANTONIA

'I'm ready to audition real-life candidates for the Sylvia to my Evie (or the Evie to my Sylvia)... These two are living the dream and getting up to exactly the level of post-retirement fun I want to have one day. Pure delight!' MARY LAURA PHILPOTT

'I'm ready to audition real-life candidates for the Sylvia to my Evie (or the Evie to my Sylvia)... These two are living the dream and getting up to exactly the level of post-retirement fun I want to have one day. Pure delight!' JESSE Q. SUTANTO

  • Classification : GENERAL & LITERARY FICTION
  • Pub Date : MAR 12, 2024
  • Imprint : Orion
  • Page Extent : 352
  • Binding : TPB
  • ISBN : 9781398710931
  • Price : INR 899
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Hillary Yablon

Originally from the Chicago area, Hillary Yablon lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two young sons. She is a graduate of Princeton University, and earned her M.A. in poetry from The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. This, her debut novel, received the Allegra Johnson Fiction Award at UCLA.

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