A Times 100 Best Books of the Summer, Cecilia Rabess' Everything's Fine is an utterly original and deeply moving take on an age-old question from a dazzling new voice: what have you got to lose when you fall in love?
'It's so good - funny, sexy, unafraid, completely unputdownable' – 100 Best Books of the Summer, The Times
'Wow I loved this book. Completely addictive' – Taylor Jenkins Reid
'Spectacular' – Curtis Sittenfeld
'Stunning’ – Meg Mason
'Plain funny as hell' – Zakiya Dalila Harris
When Jess first meets Josh at their Ivy League college she dislikes him immediately: an entitled guy in chinos, ready to take over the world. Meanwhile Jess is almost always the only Black woman in their class. And Josh can’t accept that life might be easier for him because he’s white.
After graduating, Jess and Josh end up working together in the same investment bank. As they lunch, spar and pick each other’s brains, Jess begins to see Josh in a different light.
Soon, their tempestuous friendship turns into an electrifying romance that shocks them both, and Jess finds herself questioning who she really is and whether she's willing to compromise that for love.
'Our most explosive discussion yet . . . The PERFECT book club book' – Casual Readers Book Club
'A mash-up of Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid, Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld and Assembly by Natasha Brown' – Elizabeth Day
'Whip smart' – Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Mercies
'A brilliantly observed novel about what it means to lose yourself as a young woman' –Nina Stibbe, author of Love, Nina
'Original, confident, hilarious' –Sathnam Sanghera, author of Empireland
'Characters so real that I felt preoccupied with them when I wasn't reading' – Curtis Sittenfeld, author of Romantic Comedy
The book of the moment . . . It’s about whether it is ever possible for two people who fancy each other but profoundly disagree about everything that matters to have a happy relationship . . . It’s so good — funny, sexy, unafraid, brilliantly nuanced, completely unputdownable.
100 Best Books of the Summer 2023, The Times
A stunning debut
Meg Mason, bestselling author of Sorrow and Bliss
Truly brilliant . . . incredible dialogue and characters so real that I felt preoccupied with them when I wasn't reading. I couldn't have loved it more
Curtis Sittenfeld, author of Romantic Comedy