Books by Jennifer Weiner

Hard to believe, but a decade has passed since Jennifer Weiner broke onto the literary scene with Good in Bed, employing her abundant wisdom and unflagging wit to tackle modern women’s issues head on. Nine bestselling novels later, Atria celebrates that momentous occasion with the 10th-anniversary release of that book featuring the beloved and beleaguered Cannie Shapiro. Weiner’s latest novel, Then Came You, features a quartet of female protagonists exploring the many sides of surrogacy with great insight and the author’s trademark humor.


ALL FALL DOWN by Jennifer Weiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2014

"Though it feels a bit like the literary equivalent of an after-school special for adults, Weiner does a good job of describing the mindset of the addict and provides a realistic portrayal of upper-middle-class addiction in a novel that will appeal to her many fans."
A 39-year-old suburban mom turns to prescription painkillers to manage the compounding stresses of her downwardly mobile existence, her troubled marriage, her difficult 5-year-old daughter and her father's descent into Alzheimer's-related dementia. Read full book review >
THE NEXT BEST THING by Jennifer Weiner
Released: July 3, 2012

"Spares no bon mot in exposing Hollywood's sexism, ageism and incurable penchant for extravagant silliness."
A sitcom showrunner finds the road to her first series launch much rockier than expected. Read full book review >
THEN CAME YOU by Jennifer Weiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2011

"The conflicts enmeshing all these characters, as each becomes embroiled in Marcus and India's "assisted gestation" scheme, are gripping, and Weiner's elucidation of socio-economic determinism is as sharp as ever. However, the ending does not so much jump the shark as de-fang it."
Four women confront the quandaries surrounding modern motherhood, in Weiner's fraught latest (In Her Shoes, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >
BEST FRIENDS FOREVER by Jennifer Weiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2009

"So much material recycled from earlier novels (Certain Girls, 2008, etc.) that even fans will feel déjà vu."
Weiner proves yet again that women can be their own worst enemies—and shows that women's worst enemies can also be their best friends. Read full book review >
CERTAIN GIRLS by Jennifer Weiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2008

"A touching examination of both the comic and tragic moments that mark the mother-daughter relationship."
Weiner's sequel to her debut novel (Good in Bed, 2001) revisits that book's heroine 13 years later. Read full book review >
LITTLE EARTHQUAKES by Jennifer Weiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"After her realistic examination of new motherhood and marital strain, Weiner pulls her punches with a too-neat ending."
Weiner (Good in Bed, 2001; In Her Shoes, 2002) follows four Philadelphia women as they face the challenges, from trivial to profound, of new motherhood, becoming friends in the process. Read full book review >
IN HER SHOES by Jennifer Weiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Owing as much to Sula as to Susan Isaacs, Weiner's follow-up lacks some of the bite of her first novel, but still tells a poignant tale of two damaged girls who need to find themselves so that they can find each other."
Weiner follows her sharp, funny debut (Good in Bed, 2001) with a look at the sometimes-chafing bonds of sisterhood. Read full book review >
GOOD IN BED by Jennifer Weiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2001

"Weiner's voice rings true as she flouts conventional wisdom about what women want. An unpredictable and impressive debut."
A Philadelphia Inquirer columnist takes a fresh look at the miseries visited on women by their lovers, fathers, and themselves as they try to conquer the world by waging war on their own bodies. Read full book review >