Regrets Only (Paperback)
William Morrow Paperbacks, 9780062698247, 416pp.
Publication Date: May 8, 2018
From the author of Bond Girl and Lost Along the Way, comes a fiercely funny, insightful story of marriage, family, and the crooked path to figuring out who we really are.
Claire thought she had everything a woman was supposed to want—a loving husband, a newborn son, a beautiful home in the suburbs. Then she walks in on her husband canoodling with their realtor in their newly renovated kitchen, and in an instant, her perfect life comes crashing down.
With her marriage heading for divorce, Claire knows it’s time to stop feeling sorry for herself. But how can she move on when she’s still stuck in the orbit of her husband’s world? For starters, she can get rid of her soon-to-be ex’s possessions—including his prized, gigantic foosball table—by dumping them onto the curb…until complaints from the neighbors get the police involved. Now Claire is busy dodging the mean mommies at story hour and hiding from her ex-husband’s girlfriend in the grocery store. But as Claire soon learns, suburbia still has a few surprises in store for her—surprises that will make her question her choices from the past, send her down an unexpected road to self-discovery, and maybe even lead to new love.
Desperate for a positive outlet to channel her frustrations, she turns to girlfriends Lissy and Antonia for help. Together they join forces to rebrand Lissy’s local stationery store and turn it into a thriving business. But as Claire soon learns, suburbia still has a few surprises in store for her—surprises that will make her question her choices from the past, send her down an unexpected road to self-discovery, and maybe even new love.
Featuring a second coming-of-age story, Regrets Only deftly explores the subtle nuances of marriage, family, friendship, and what it means to be a woman today, while delighting readers as its unforgettable heroine acts on impulses we’ve all been guilty of having.
About the Author
Erin Duffy graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in English and worked on Wall Street, a career that inspired her first novel, Bond Girl. She lives in New York City with her husband (whom she met the old-fashioned way—in a bar).
Praise For Regrets Only: A Novel…
— Library Journal
“The writing is crisp and witty…if one is looking for a beach read with the right amount of salacious gossip fodder and a witty voice, this fits the bill!”
— RT Book Reviews
“Duffy delivers a summery novel about friendships, with both hardship and hilarity.”
— Philadelphia Inquirer
“Duffy effortlessly explores complex issues, especially how much pressure women put on themselves and one another to be perfect and have everything together. ”
— Library Journal on LOST ALONG THE WAY
“I’m crazy about Bond Girl. Erin Duffy is a fresh, funny, and fabulous new voice in literature.…Great story. Delicious debut.”
— Adriana Trigiani, author of Lucia, Lucia and Brava, Valentine
“A compelling, fun read.”
“Bond Girl is a sparkling debut, smart and snappy but never weighed down by financial terminology. Who knew Wall Street could be this much fun?”
— Entertainment Weekly on BOND GIRL
“Bond Girl is a witty and very racy...Trust me, you won’t be bored with this Wall Street story.”
— Washington Post
“A compelling, fun read.”
— Kirkus Reviews
Duffy’s second novel is tenderly introspective. . . . Abby’s attempts to navigate the everchanging rules of dating are infinitely relatable and will prove to be an ideal beach read for fans of Elin Hilderbrand and Sarah Pekkanen.
— Booklist on ON THE ROCKS