While You Were Reading
Words are messy. Love is messier. A hilarious, insightful new novel from the creators of Books on the Rail
- Simon & Schuster
- Publish Date
- July 2019
Meet Beatrix Babbage â€“ 29-year-old dog-earer of books and accidental destroyer of weddings. After ruining her best friend's nuptials, Bea relocates to the other side of the country in search of a fresh start, including meeting new people, living life to the fullest and finally pulling off balayage. But after a few months, life is more stagnant than ever. Beaâ€™s job is dead-end. Her romantic life? Non-existent. And her only friends are her books, her barista and her cleaning lady.Then Bea stumbles across a second-hand novel, inscribed with notes. Besotted with the poetic inscriptions, Bea is determined to find the author ... and along the way, she finds herself entangled in one hell of a love quadrangle.