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Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins

Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins Book Review Cover
Special thanks to Kristan Higgins & Berkley for providing our copy in exchange for an honest & fair review.

Oh, I really love this book! Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins takes on a lot. Truthfully, It’s a coming home story of sorts. Reluctantly, Emma returns home after her grandmother tells her she is dying. With her teenage daughter & grandfather in tow, we see if forgiveness is in Emma’s heart. This story centers around family, forgiveness & moving forward despite what life throws your way.

Why did I wait so long to read Kristan Higgins?

Reading the summary, I’m afraid this may be sad lady fiction. Life and Other Inconveniences contains lots of loss. Likely due to Higgin’s exquisite writing, the story never feels too heavy for me. For that, I am thankful. While this is a longer book for me, it covers a lot of ground. Readers are treated to a multi-generational female trio & all the details & backstory are warranted and welcome.


I am Really Into This book! Honestly, I’m grateful for this story. Higgins really touches on the importance of understanding someone’s past to really understand his/her present-day decisions. For me, this book has it all. Read Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins if you’re looking for a feel-good, heartwarming & emotionally fulfilling read. Trigger warning for some discussion of suicide.

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Author Headshot Kristan Higgins
Kristan Higgins

Kristan Higgins is the New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of 19 novels, which have been translated into more than two dozen languages and sold millions of copies worldwide. Her books have received dozens of awards and accolades, including starred reviews from Kirkus, The New York Journal of Books, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal , People and Booklist. Her books regularly appear on the lists for best novels of the year. Kristan is also a cohost of the Crappy Friends podcast, which discusses the often complex dynamics of female friendships, with her friend and fellow writer, Joss Dey.

The proud descendant of a butcher and a laundress, Kristan lives in Connecticut with her heroic firefighter husband. They own several badly behaved pets and are often visited by their entertaining and long-lashed children.


Momma, wife, baker, reader & smart ass. I am Really Into doughnuts, inside jokes, trash TV, pizza, 48 Hours & George Michael.

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