Amazing Grace Adams

Amazing Grace Adams

The New York Times Bestseller and Read With Jenna Book Club Pick




'Littlewood writes with ferocity and compassion. Read it and weep (then cheer)' THE TIMES

'I just adored this . . . An unforgettable read' LIANE MORIARTY

'Compelling, funny and poignant. I devoured it' PAULA HAWKINS

'A rip-roaring, empowering story. Glorious' DAILY EXPRESS

'An absolute gut punch of a book' RED


Is this the best worst day of her life?

Once, Grace Adams was poised for great things. Now, she barely attracts a second glance as she strides down the street carrying her daughter's sixteenth birthday cake.

But behind the scenes, Grace's life is in freefall. Her husband is divorcing her. Her daughter has banned her from her birthday party. And Grace has just abandoned her car in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Because Grace Adams has finally had enough. She's sick of being overlooked and underappreciated, and she's particularly tired of being polite. She's about to set off on a journey to rediscover who she is, and confront the secret that has torn her family apart.

What is that secret? You're about to find out . . .

New York Times bestseller, September 2023
Jenna's Book Club Pick, September 2023


  • A tragicomic character that middle-aged women can celebrate . . . It's a tale of giddy love, thwarted ambitions, devastating loss, the dangers of 21st-century adolescence, the horrors of the menopause and how badly language can let us down . . . Littlewood writes with ferocity and compassion about Grace's all-too-believable agonies and the impossibility of spinning all the plates that modern life expects us to manage. Read it and weep (then cheer)

About the author

Fran Littlewood

Fran Littlewood has an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway, University of London. She was taught by Andrew Motion and passed with distinction. Before that she worked as a journalist, including a stint at The Times. She lives in north London with her husband and their three girls. AMAZING GRACE ADAMS is her debut novel.
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