It Happens All the Time

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Washington Square Press
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5.3 X 8.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author

Amy Hatvany is the author of nine novels, including It Happens All the Time, Somewhere Out There, and A Casual Encounter. She lives in Seattle, Washington with her famil


"This compelling, emotional novel reads like the complex truth behind the headlines. It Happens All the Time is a full throttle story with heart."--Deb Caletti, National Book Award finalist
Praise for It Happens All the Time:

"Spellbinding, timely, and unflinchingly honest. This novel will consume you." --Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and Missing Pieces
"Bravely sheds light on sexual assault and consent. In alternating perspectives friends Tyler and Amber recount an alcohol-fueled night that changed the course of their lives."--Deb Caletti, National Book Award finalist "US Weekly"
"At the heart of this moving novel are characters so vivid and tragically real, you can't help but understand them as they self-sabotage, even in unforgiveable ways. It Happens All the Time is an important exercise in empathy and an unflinchingly honest look at the impact of all too common traumas."--Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author "US Weekly"
"Pulling from her personal experiences, Amy Hatvany uses her novel to bring the raw wounds of sexual assault to light. It Happens All the Time will consume you, drawing you into the very real plight of the main characters and leaving you hoping for a better future for us all."--Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author "BuzzFeed"
"Compelling... a must read for Sexual Assault Awareness Month."--Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author "PopSugar"
"Hatvany (Somewhere Out There) takes a risk with this disturbing study of the sexual and power dynamics of friendship and love...[she] keeps the pace fast, slickly layering her two complicated characters...Thanks to Hatvany's powerful storytelling, there is a richness in these conflicted characters that makes changes of head and heart seem both unpredictable and possible."--Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author "Publishers Weekly"
"Bravely told and intoxicatingly honest, It Happens All The Time is a compulsory read for men and women--it bravely and urgently explores the meaning of consent everyone desperately needs to understand."--Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author "Redbook"
"Hatvany tackles an important, and timely, subject...this title will be appreciated by fans of Jodi Picoult or Diane Chamberlain."--Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author "Library Journal"
"It Happens All the Time delves into the issues of friendship, power dynamics, and consent. With nuance and compassion for her characters, Hatvany reveals the fallout of the ultimate betrayal of trust."--Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author "Kirkus Reviews"
"The nobility of this novel lies in its painful honesty as it wrestles with exactly what consent means. And while there's a heavy issue at play, Hatvany still manages to turn in a page-turner that's impossible to put down."--Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author "Globe and Mail"
"A raw and emotional journey about the shattering impact of sexual assault with the added confusion of the assailant being a loved one. This novel gets to the heart of the deeply pertinent issue of consent...[it] captivates from start to finish and plants a bug of reflection in the mind."--Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author "RT Book Reviews"
Praise for Somewhere Out There:
"It's no secret that Amy Hatvany is a master of creating compelling, beautiful, flawed characters. This time around, Hatvany has reached new levels of aching honesty and brilliant empathy. A daring, compassionate, and deeply human story, Somewhere Out There is Hatvany at her very best. The women of this book will open your mind, break your heart, and stay with you long after you've turned the last page."--Taylor Jenkins Reid, Author of Maybe in Another Life "RT Book Reviews"
"Gripping and emotionally honest."--Stephanie Evanovich "New York Times bestselling author"
"Hatvany brings readers a riveting, controversial story of how impactful our childhood experiences are in defining us as adults."--Stephanie Evanovich "YourTango"
"Hatvany deals with topics a lot of us are too afraid to discuss. This will definitely get conversations going."--Stephanie Evanovich "Redbook"