Praise for Just Like Family:
“Kate Hilton is really smart, funny and honest about the complex and shifting power dynamics in both domestic and work relationships.”
Kate Eberlen, author of Miss You
“No one captures the feverish intensity of modern life, with its attendant disappointments, crises, and occasional triumphs, better than Kate Hilton...Not only is Just Like Family one of the funniest books I have read in a long while, its unflinching yet affectionate portrait of beleaguered heroine Avery Graham also makes it one of the most moving.”
“Just Like Family is a witty, thoughtful and layered tale of families, friends, and lovers, and the emotional landscape they all share. It’s messy and wise, heartbreaking and heartwarming, and above all, utterly captivating.”
HarperCollins Canada June 2017
Just Like Family
Avery Graham has three husbands. Her ex-husband, Hugh, is a mistake she won’t repeat. An illicit affair that took an unexpected turn into matrimony, Avery’s marriage to Hugh, like her twenties self, was artistic, sexy and a little bit dangerous – until it was time to grow up. She can’t face him, because she can’t forgive herself.
Her work-husband, Peter, is the charismatic mayor she has worshipped since childhood. Bound together by deep family connections, and by a shared vision, Avery has never trusted anyone the way she trusts Peter. Now his Chief of Staff, Avery is at her best professional self with Peter: cool, smart, strategic, and passionate about being of service to her community,
And then there is Matt, Avery’s almost-husband, her romantic partner of fourteen years. With Matt, Avery has the comfort of a spouse without any limits on her independence.
Or so she thought. When Matt announces that he wants to get married and start a family, Avery’s world is turned upside down. As she considers his proposal, Avery is forced to confront her deepest fears about love and loss, and decide who she wants to be.
Just Like Family is witty, funny, and profound.
Kate Hilton has an English degree from McGill University and a law degree from University of Toronto. She has worked in fund-raising and public relations and made her debut as a novelist with The Hole in the Middle, a bestseller in Canada for HarperCollins and scheduled for US by PenguinRandomHouse in 2016. A 4.5 starred review of it in RT Magazine notes: “The friendships, work relationships and struggles are so beautifully depicted that you will want to read it again to pick up the wisdom you missed the first time through.” She lives in Toronto and is the mother of two boys.