Julianna Baggott has published four novels under the pen name Bridget Asher with Random House. There are over 40 foreign editions of Asher’s novels to date.
All of Us and Everything
“While many writers strive to create a single memorable character, Bridget Asher, seemingly with the flick of her wrist, brings forth four amazing, unique, altogether brilliant characters in All of Us and Everything. The Rockwell siblings, Esme, Liv, and Ru, as well as their fascinating mother, Augusta, won me over completely, and their story twists and turns in such fascinating, hilarious, heartfelt ways, that it left me in awe of Asher’s abilities.” —Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang
“engaging … a lively comic novel about stormy women and the spy (and other sexy types) who loved them.” —PEOPLE magazine, BEST NEW BOOKS
“Similar to Nick Hornby’s A LONG WAY DOWN, Asher’s … novel rewards readers with an engrossing plot rich in witty and frank dark humor… Readers will linger on the story’s web of connections… Thoughtful and provoking.” —Booklist
“Asher’s newest title spotlights her unique voice plus an affinity for quirky, wounded characters that are both realistic and likable…the subtle theme … [is] how changing our stories can change us. An entertaining yet astute look at family, self, story, and connections.” —Kirkus
“Bridget Asher’s fascinating, eccentric characters are such good company that I finished ALL OF US AND EVERYTHING in one sitting. A compelling, funny, moving story about an irresistible family.” —Leah Stewart, author of The New Neighbor and The Myth of You and Me
“Charming, original, and impeccably written, All of Us and Everything is a spirited romp through the lives of an unusual family of women–three adult sisters, their mother, one teenage daughter, and their longtime housekeeper–and the men who love them, amuse them, pursue them, and lose them. When I wasn’t laughing out loud or madly turning pages to see what happened next, I was marveling at Bridget Asher’s ability to tell a highly entertaining, fully engaging, and deeply insightful story.” —Cathi Hanauer, author of Gone and editor of The Bitch in the House
The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted
Bantam Dell, Random House
A novel about mourning and the complexities of family, set against the backdrop of Provence.
A Literary Guild Alternate Selection.
“… I madly, madly, madly loved this book!” – Barbara O’Neal, author of How to Bake a Perfect Life
“… an enchanting and compelling tale.” – Isabel Wolff, author of A Vintage Affair
“A sumptuous exploration of how grief, love, and joy, when stirred just right, ferry us home to the people and places we most cherish. Asher’s novel brims with wisdom and laughter, teaching us anew that hope resides in unexpected places: a charred box of beloved recipes, a troubled child’s earthy wisdom, an ailing house in need of an artful hand, a mother who listens to a silent mountain, and a kiss that unlocks the puzzle of what forever truly means.” — Connie May Fowler, author of How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly and Before Women Had Wings
“Unabashedly romantic … a real charmer about a Provencal house that casts spells over the lovelorn.” – Kirkus Reviews
“The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted will have you canceling dinner plans, staying up all hours and flat-out ignoring your family, just so you can keep reading. Asher’s unflinching portrait of a grieving young widow is tempered by a powerful dose of humor and an unforgettable cast of characters.” — J. Courtney Sullivan, author of Commencement and Maine
The Pretend Wife
Bantam Dell/Random House
A novel about love and loss, the definition of happiness and our individual entitlement to it.
People magazine’s “Get Set for Summer” book page
“Asher … brings an abundance of warmth and wisdom to this tale of lost-and-found love.” – Publishers Weekly
“Balances the lighter side of life with the sadder realities. Surprising, poignant moments pave the way for a … satisfyingly happy ending.” – Booklist
“Riveting … charming and insightful.” – New York Post
“Succeeds with the aid of humor, insight and appealing heroine. If this one has not yet been optioned for film, it soon will be.” – Kirkus Reviews
Six foreign editions: Editora Manole, Portuguese, Brazil only; Random House, Australia; Cairo Editore, Italy; The House of Books, Dutch; Ediciones B., Spain; and Ripol, Russia.
My Husband’s Sweethearts
Bantam Dell/Random House
A novel about a woman who has to come to terms with her husband, a scoundrel now on his deathbed, and his various sweethearts.
Featured Alternate of Literary Guild
Doubleday Book Club Selection
“… rendered with humor and heart.” – People Magazine
“… a laugh-and-cry novel whose plot includes equal portions of heartache and hope.”
– Associated Press
“Asher creates an unconventional family—one brought together by a flawed but lovable man and kept together by a wounded but openhearted woman. As each character’s individual story is revealed, the reader is further enveloped by this humorous yet touching tale.” – Booklist
“… a parade of memorable women keep pages turning…” – Publishers Weekly
“Each character in this wry and beguiling book has a fresh take on love: how it tricks and blindsides us, makes us crazy, elated, sad; how we can’t stop giving it; how it ennobles our lives. As Lucy and her husband’s sweethearts reluctantly form a family as unlikely as it is beautiful, I found myself falling — falling hard — for every single one of them.” – Marisa Del Los Santos, New York Times Bestselling Author of Love Walked In and Belong to Me
“.. a whip-smart, tender, and eccentric tale that chronicles all the ways forgiveness can come to us; don’t miss this ride.” – Joshilyn Jackson, Bestselling Author of Gods of Alabama; Between, Georgia and The Girl Who Stopped Swimming