It's Not All Downhill from Here


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$28.00  $25.76
Ballantine Books
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6.4 X 9.5 X 1.4 inches | 1.36 pounds

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About the Author

Terry McMillan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, A Day Late and a Dollar Short, and The Interruption of Everything, and the editor of Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction. Each of McMillan's nine previous novels was a New York Times bestseller, and four have been made into movies: Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Disappearing Acts, and A Day Late and a Dollar Short. She lives in California.


"For a dose of joie de livre and can-do spirit, look no further than Terry McMillan's latest celebration of strong women and sisterhood. . . . Poignant, funny and full of life, this is a balm for troubled times."--People

"I couldn't put this book down. Not only would I recommend it to others, but I already handed it off to my mom for her to read next."--BuzzFeed

"The novel skillfully renders the bonds between multiple generations of women. . . . It's Not All Downhill From Here is a funny and honest portrait of a woman, late in life, finding second chances. Like a time-tested friendship, the novel comforts."--San Francisco Chronicle

"McMillan proves once again that she is a skilled master at writing dialogue for strong, intelligent women who know how to laugh in the face of tragedy instead of being consumed by it."--Associated Press

"[A] warm, winning novel."--AARP

"Lively, perceptive . . . McMillan writes with a staggering depth of feeling, credibly capturing the characters' emotions as she unpacks their interpersonal conflicts. This delightful novel balances inspiration for renewal with the hard facts of aging."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"This is a story of the power of women and the inspiring lives they lead."--She Reads

"McMillan . . . has a gift for creating characters who face serious problems and still have the ability to laugh at themselves. . . . If getting older is this joyful, despite the painful losses, bring it on."--O: The Oprah Magazine

"This baldly honest, laugh-out-loud story . . . will remind you of just how healing friendship can be."--Good Housekeeping

"A deeply moving book that gently balances the realities--both personal and societal--of aging with a hopeful message: It's never too late to change how you're living your life."--Salon

"This is another winner from McMillan."--BookPage