Release Date: January 17, 2017
Julia and Evan met during their freshman year at Yale. Evan grew up in Canada and attended college on a hockey scholarship while Julia grew up in Boston and attended boarding school. Their relationship continues past graduation and together they move to New York City.
Evan starts a job at a prestigious hedge fund while Julia gets employed at a non-profit organization. The financial crisis of 2008 puts enormous stress on their relationship. Evan get increasingly nervous as rumors of layoffs consume his workplace. He is sleeping less and barely has time to take care of himself. Julia is also finding that her first job out of college is not meeting her expectations. The life they both believed that they would share is deteriorating and both are forced to make important life decisions.
This book shows the progression people make as they grow through adulthood. The author does a wonderful job of depicting varying emotions of stress invading our daily lives. The book reminded me that mistakes made in your twenties are easy to rectify when your whole “future” is ahead of you. This is a debut novel by Anna Pitoniak.