Release Launch: SOMETHING LIKE HAPPY by Eva Woods

The launch title of the highly anticipated new
women’s fiction imprint, Graydon House Books
What would you do if you only had 100 days to live?

Inspired by the wildly popular
#100HappyDays social media phenomenon
Eva Woods ! On sale: September 2017

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Inspired by the wildly popular #100HappyDays social media
challenge, SOMETHING LIKE HAPPY is an emotional and
profoundly moving new novel that asks the question:

What would you do if you only had 100 days to live?

What would you do if you had nothing left to lose?
Annie is sleepwalking through life. After a series of tragedies upend her marriage and destroy the perfect life she had built for herself,

Annie doesn’t believe her heart can be broken any further.

Now she’s a 30-something living in a run-down apartment with a roommate, working a boring 9-to-5 job, and looking after her hospital-ridden mother.

She’s lost touch with her friends and isn’t interested in finding new people to
care about.

But Annie is okay with that and has resigned herself to a life of solitary binge watching—after all, if you’ve already lost everything,

you don’t have anything left to lose, right?
But when she meets Polly—an impossibly cheerful and optimistic cancer patient—Annie’s worldview is
turned on its head.

From her colorful outfits to her bottomless generosity, Polly’s enthusiasm and

zest for life could not be more at odds with Annie’s jaded cynicism.

Because if terminal illness has taught Polly
anything, it’s that in order to discover a rainbow, sometimes you have to put up with the rain. She also knows that time is short.

Too short to waste a single day, which is precisely why she wants Annie to join
her on a mission…to celebrate life, while she still has the chance.
Together these two unlikely friends embark on the “100 Happy Days” challenge,

with a goal of doing one happy thing each day for 100 days.

The tasks are relatively simple: Smile at strangers. Give someone
flowers. Be honest. Be silly.

Let go. And while Annie is initially skeptical, she soon finds that days spent
riding rollercoasters and dancing in fountains with Polly begin to mend her broken heart—even as the
progression of Polly’s illness threatens to shatter it all over again.

SOMETHING LIKE HAPPY contemplates what it means to be happy and challenges readers to
embrace life in all its messiness—the ups and the downs, the love and the loss, the joys and the
devastations. Because as Annie will discover, happiness—or something like it—is always possible.


Praise for Eva Woods
“Filled with beautiful life lessons of love, loss, friendship, and forgiveness, Something Like
Happy is a perfect feel-good read. A warm, funny, thoughtful novel, packed with heart and
charged with emotion.”
— Lori Nelson Spielman, #1 Bestselling Author of The Life List
“A fresh new voice in romantic fiction.” — Marie Claire

“Page-turning.” — The Guardian
“A knockout new talent you should read immediately.”
— Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Warm, witty and lots of fun—a fantastic new voice in women’s fiction.”
— Melissa Hill, author of Something From Tiffany’s

“Frothy, smart, and unashamedly fun.” — Heat Magazine

“There’s a whole ‘list’ of reasons I loved this book—and I know you will, too!”
— Fabulous magazine

“I sped through it in one glorious book binge.” — Sarra Manning, Red magazine

Eva Woods was inspired to write SOMETHING LIKE HAPPY after
surviving her own brush with cancer and the breakdown of her marriage.
Raised in a small village in Northern Ireland, Woods now lives in London,
where she teaches creative writing and regularly contributes to Marie
Claire UK, xoJane, and other publications. She writes crime fiction as Claire McGowan.
On Sale: September 2017
$26.99 U.S. / $29.99 CAN.
Hardcover ISBN-13: 9781525811357

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