Grown Ups

Marie Aubert


‘Pure escapism! An endearing, moving novel about family, fertility and finding your feet’ Emma Gannon, author of Olive

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‘Venomous. Bitchy. Brilliant.’ Independent Ireland

‘Pure escapism! An endearing, moving novel about family, fertility and finding your feet’ Emma Gannon, author of Olive

‘Drily funny and emotionally gripping, it’s the perfect summer read’ Vogue


Ida is a forty-year-old architect, single and starting to panic – all she sees are other people’s children, everywhere. On a family holiday in the idyllic Norwegian countryside, she’s rapidly regressing, picking fights with her sister Marthe and flirting with Marthe’s husband.

But when some supposedly wonderful news from Marthe sends tensions rocketing, Ida is forced to finally recognize that there’s more than one way to grow up.



Beautiful, slim but powerful’ Nell Frizzell, author of The Panic Years

‘Exploring the modern themes of dating apps and egg freezing… both hilarious and devastating’ Independent

Blistering comedy… close-to-the-bone commentary on family dysfunction, sibling rivalry and modern motherhood’ The Herald

‘One of the best novels about singleness, siblings and approaching middle age I’ve ever read’ Jan Carson, author of The Fire Starters

‘Sharp, funny, very poignant’ Miranda Ward, author of Adrift

‘Excoriating’ Susannah Dickey, author of Tennis Lessons

‘Elegant literary drama wrapped up in a rollicking good holiday read’ Kat Brown



‘Short, droll and highly readable, Grown Ups is a slice of life that rings painfully true’
‘Sensitive, emotional, and littered with the kind of tongue in cheek humour that I love’
‘The Scandinavian setting was the icing on the cake, it was perfect escapism!’
‘A potent little gem of a novel… Outstanding!’
‘A really poignant read with humour and drama scattered amongst the pages’
‘An excellent examination of family dynamics… I loved this’
‘Painfully honest, and dark with a hint of humour. Grown Ups tells it like it is’
‘A brilliant little book that I know I will return to’

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