In Liane Moriarty’s latest novel, Apples Never Fall, three very different women find themselves connected in ways they never could have imagined. Tess is a successful lawyer who has sacrificed everything for her career – even her marriage. Her ex-husband and daughters are now living on the other side of the world. Alice is a free spirited artist who lives with her partner Dan and their young son Aiden. When she becomes pregnant again unexpectedly, Alice begins to question whether or not she’s ready to become a mother at forty-one years old. And lastly there’s Juliette, an empty nester whose children have flown the coop and left behind their bubblegum pink house much to Juliette’s horror. One summer morning these three women awake to find that apples are falling from the trees in their backyard…but it isn’t long before they realize that these aren’t just any apples – they’re magical apples that grant wishes! As each woman makes her wish List Challenge: 10 books I think everyone should read things start to change for them; some changes are big while others are small, but all of them lead them down new paths towards happiness. With wit and humor reminiscent of authors like Jenny Offill and Maria Semple, Moriarty tells the story of these three women and their life-changing summer.
For who is this book for ?
Apples Never Fall is a light, fun read for anyone who enjoys contemporary women’s fiction. The characters are rich and relatable, the plot engaging and unpredictable, and the themes universal. Whether you’re looking for a summer escape or simply a good story to curl up with on a rainy day, this book is sure to please.
- Apples Never Fall is a fun, light-hearted read full of wit and humor.
- The story is well written and engaging, drawing the reader in from page one.
- Moriarty explores themes like motherhood, aging, and relationships in a fresh and interesting way.
- The story is a bit too quirky for my taste.
- The characters are all very shallow and one dimensional.
- The magical element seems shoehorned in and doesn’t really add anything to the plot.
Learn more about the author
Liane Moriarty is the international bestselling author of six novels, including Big Little Lies, The Husband’s Secret, and What Alice Forgot. Her books have been translated into forty-six languages and have sold over thirty million copies worldwide.
“Liane Moriarty has a way of writing that makes you feel like you are right there with the characters, experiencing everything along with them. Her stories are always full of humor and heart, and Apples Never Fall is no exception.”
“Apples Never Fall is a feel-good read about three women who unexpectedly become friends. Tess, Alice and Juliette are each at a crossroads in their lives, and the apples that fall from their backyard tree help them to find themselves again. This novel is funny, insightful and full of lighthearted moments.”
“Apples Never Fall is a refreshing and charming tale of three women finding themselves. With humor, wisdom and warmth, Liane Moriarty tells the story of how even the most unexpected events can change our lives for the better.”
“Moriarty is a genius at creating characters that are both realistic and lovable”