Beside Herself

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Lake Union Publishing
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5.4 X 0.8 X 8.2 inches | 0.62 pounds
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About the Author

Elizabeth LaBan is the author of The Tragedy Paper, which has been translated into eleven languages, and The Grandparents Handbook, which has been translated into seven languages. She lives in Philadelphia with her restaurant-critic husband and two children.


"A moving look at the heartbreaks and high points of a long relationship." --Kirkus Reviews

"Told in her signature realistic style, LaBan (Not Perfect, 2018) brings to life what happens when a marriage goes devastatingly wrong...This is a great addition to collections where Elyssa Frieland's The Intermission (2018) and other stories of misguided but appealing characters messing up relationships are popular." --Booklist

"This book begins quickly with an intriguing premise...LaBan gives voice to the conflicting thoughts and emotions spouses experience following infidelity." --Library Journal

"A gripping story of betrayal, hope, and the messy detours to everlasting love." --Woman's World

"Beside Herself is a sweet story of self-discovery, forgiveness, and finding out where you truly belong." --Arizona Foothills Magazine

"Elizabeth LaBan's characters are so immediately relatable that I defy any reader not to lose herself inside these pages. From their pain, passion, and vulnerability, I saw into the making and unmaking of a marriage--and found myself desperate to know what could come next for a loving--and daring--wife like Hannah. Whether your heart is skipping in a moment of anguish or soaring at a moment of triumph, you will be moved. Powerful and poignant, Beside Herself is a must-read of the year!" --Kelly Harms, author of The Overdue Life of Amy Byler

"Elizabeth LaBan's chatty, familiar style instantly drew me into the drama of the story and kept me entertained throughout. A perfect poolside read!" --Cynthia Ellingsen, Amazon Charts bestselling author of The Lighthouse Keeper

"Beside Herself is a heartwarming love story with a unique twist on the aftermath of an affair. With a full cast of sympathetic characters--and the cutest little boy, Linc--readers travel deep inside the complex layers of contemporary family life and a marriage that has lost its way. An outstanding choice for a book club." --Barbara Claypole White, bestselling author of The Perfect Son and The Promise Between Us

"When Hannah Bent discovers her husband, Joel, has had an affair, she knows she needs to find a way to make herself feel okay again. Why not have an affair herself to even the score? Elizabeth LaBan has written a heartfelt and surprising novel about a woman's quest to restore her self-esteem and survive betrayal--as she embarks on a journey of discovering just what love really means. I could not stop turning the pages to see what was going to happen!" --Maddie Dawson, bestselling author of Matchmaking for Beginners