The Next Best Thing book review

Jennifer Weiner

Book review, Time In

The latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author makes for an easy and entertaining holiday read. Eager to live the dream, 23-year-old go-getter Ruth Saunders moves to Hollywood from Massachusetts (albeit with her 70-year-old grandma) in the hope of making it big in the TV business. Years later her sitcom is now in fruition and her life takes a swift turn as she works and weaves her way through LA showbusiness.

More from Time In

We tackle Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vásquez's later

Sandalwood Death has moments of absurdism, humour and romance

a study of a couple’s inability to adjust to new situations

Imagine a world in which poverty-stricken immigrants are displayed on manicured lawns

Emma Donoghue's new collection spans the continents and centuries

Newsletters

Follow us