Standard Deviation - Katherine Heiny

Staff Pick

If you liked Katherine Heiny’s short story collection Single, Carefree, Mellow—and many did when it was published in 2015—you’ll also enjoy her debut novel Standard Deviation. Filled with colorful characters, unexpected plot twists, wry observations, and much hilarity, the book smartly winds its way through the complexities and ambivalences of marriage as well as the pleasures and challenges of friendship and parenting. At the center of the story is a New York family and their everyday life, featuring a 56-year-old venture capitalist named Graham Cavanaugh, his first wife, the standoffish Elspeth Osbourne, his second and current wife, the eccentric Audra Daltry, and their 10-year-old autistic son, Matthew. Said an NPR reviewer, “Heiny clearly has what it takes to join the elite coterie of witty social satirists who turn out smart, lively charmers.”

Standard Deviation: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385353816
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Knopf - May 23rd, 2017

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