Everything Here Is Under Control by Emily Adrian | Blackstone Publishing {Book Review}

Emily Adrian

Everything Here Is Under Control  by Emily Adrian


Book Summary:

Amanda is a new mother, and she is breaking. After a fight with her partner, she puts the baby in the car and drives from Queens to her hometown in rural Ohio, where she shows up unannounced on the doorstep of her estranged childhood best friend. Amanda thought that she had left Carrie firmly in the past. After their friendship ended, their lives diverged radically: Carrie had a baby the summer after high school, became a successful tattoo artist, and never escaped Ohio’s conservative grid of close-cut grass. But the trauma of childbirth and shock of motherhood compel Amanda to go back to the beginning and to trace the tangled roots of friendship and family in her own life.

Compelling and engaging, Everything Here Is under Control is a raw, honest, occasionally hilarious portrait of the complexity, conflicting emotions, and physical trauma of both modern motherhood and the intense, intimate friendships that women forge in their youth.

Publication Date:

July 28th, 2020


Literary Fiction/Women’s Fiction

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My Review:

Everything Here Is Under Control

Filled with the complexities of motherhood, trauma, friendship, and womanhood, I was totally swept into this beautifully written novel.

The narration by Madeleine Lambert was wonderful and the character-driven plot made for the perfect fiction audiobook listen because it was engrossing without being too complicated to follow along with.

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There is nothing like finding a new author to love and follow along with and I can’t wait to see what Emily Adrian writes next.


Thank you to NetGalley and Blackstone Publishing for a gifted copy in exchange for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.

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