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From Macmillan Publishers' Flatiron Books comes a new novel from critically acclaimed author Sharon Pywell. A haunting, darkly funny and compelling tale of sisterhood that deftly weaves together shades of The Lovely Bones with a pirate romance, The Romance Reader’s Guide to Life proves that sometimes the guiltiest of pleasures contain some essential kernels of truth about life. And you should always be kind to dogs.

Available April 4, 2017. Pre-Order Now!

"Beautifully written...I loved it." ―Joanne Harris, Chocolate

"Utterly compelling." ―Karen Joy Fowler

"Smart, funny, and compulsively readable." ―Kirkus Reviews

"a fascinating blend of genres that flows together seamlessly, creating the most original story I've read in a long time." ―Chevy Stevens