Mrs. Everything

Mrs. Everything

From Jennifer Weiner, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Who Do You Love and In Her Shoes, comes a smart, thoughtful, and timely exploration of two sisters’ lives from the 1950s to the present as they struggle to find their places—and be true to themselves—in a rapidly evolving world. Mrs. Everything is an ambitious, richly textured journey through history—and herstory—as these two sisters navigate a changing America over the course of their lives.

Do we change or does the world change us?

Jo and Bethie Kaufman were born into a world full of promise.

Growing up in 1950s Detroit, they live in a perfect “Dick and Jane” house, where their roles in the family are clearly defined. Jo is the tomboy, the bookish rebel with a passion to make the world more fair; Bethie is the pretty, feminine good girl, a would-be star who enjoys the power her beauty confers and dreams of a traditional life.

But the truth ends up looking different from what the girls imagined. Jo and Bethie survive traumas and tragedies. As their lives unfold against the background of free love and Vietnam, Woodstock and women’s lib, Bethie becomes an adventure-loving wild child who dives headlong into the counterculture and is up for anything (except settling down). Meanwhile, Jo becomes a proper young mother in Connecticut, a witness to the changing world instead of a participant. Neither woman inhabits the world she dreams of, nor has a life that feels authentic or brings her joy. Is it too late for the women to finally stake a claim on happily ever after?

In her most ambitious novel yet, Jennifer Weiner tells a story of two sisters who, with their different dreams and different paths, offer answers to the question: How should a woman be in the world?

Title:Mrs. Everything
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    Mrs. Everything Reviews

  • Melissa

    “Maybe I am different. Being different isn’t the worst thing.” Ms. Everything is just that—she’s everything and every woman. She’s the collective voice of you, me, our mothers, grandmothe...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    "Please, God, or whoever's up there, please just give me enough time to make it right."For me, this was a 3 star read with a 5 star message, so I went with a 4 star rating. It's the type of book that ...

  • Meredith

    “She wondered whether they would ever not try to have it all and do it all and do all of it flawlessly. Would the day ever come when simply doing your best would be enough?” Wife, mother, daughte...

  • Regan

    Read for BN Book Club so no rating! ...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    5 stars and a high-five to quite possibly the most memorable book I’ve read this year! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Jennifer Weiner…I’ve been reading her books for close to twenty years. I first read Li...

  • Larry H

    Josette (Jo) and Elisabeth (Bethie) Kaufman were sisters who came of age in 1950s Detroit. Jo is a tomboy, more comfortable in old clothes and running around playing sports, while young Bethie was con...

  • Elyse Walters

    The Beach boys, the Beatles, Bob Dylan....The Baby Boomers and Bell Bottoms.....We journey through the 50s and 60s right up to 2016... with sisters - (night & day opposites) - Jo and Bethie Kaufman. S...

  • Susanne  Strong

    4.25 Stars“Mrs. Everything” by Jennifer Weiner speaks to the masses. In this day and age, it is both timely and full of heart! It’s a story about connections. Women who are mothers, sisters, wiv...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    3.5 rounded up 4 in the name of bellybuttons, sack dresses, obladi oblada life goes bra la la how the life goes on stars! I’m going back and forth between 3 and 4 so much time, normally I’m not de...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister

    Emotive, all-embracing, & a sweeping saga!MRS. EVERYTHING by JENNIFER WEINER is a timely, rich, emotional, gripping, and thought-provoking saga that spans decades between two sisters, Jo and Bethie. W...