FROM THE BESTSELLING, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF THERE’S MORE THAN ONE WAY HOME COMES A ROMANTIC COMEDY SET IN 21ST CENTURY SAN FRANCISCO, WHERE DIFFERENCES ARE CELEBRATED AND EVERYONE FITS IN… EXCEPT WHEN THEY DON’T.
Anna Kagen had her heart broken five years ago–so badly that she can’t imagine ever having another man in her life. Her ex-husband, Alex, would like her to stay single: that would ensure that he has control of their children, Jack, a 16-year-old on the autism spectrum, and five-year-old Marissa, whose “giftedness” might be wishful thinking on his part, since he needs someone to achieve his own unfulfilled ambitions.As for Jack, he’s ready to open his heart: to the lissome redhead and high school queen bee, Ashleigh. And she’s taking an interest in him! When Anna reconnects with Jason, a man from her past who was once kind to her and who has a special needs son of his own, they seem destined to become a new family. But not if their ex-spouses have anything to say about it…
A “complex and insightful rendering of contemporary love and family.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“Full of pathos, wit, and tenderness, Levin’s latest novel will appeal to any parent who has felt stuck between a rock and a hard place.… [A] tender and realistic portrait of a nontraditional yet immediately recognizable family.”
— Stephanie Turza, Booklist
“Being a good parent is always a challenge. Add a particularly challenging child, acknowledge the daily-ness of the work, add wit, compassion, and imagination, and you have He Could Be Another Bill Gates. Levin’s story is compelling and her voice authentic. The result is simultaneously hopeful and sobering.”
— Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club