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None of This Would Have Happened If Prince Were Alive

Carolyn Prusa


Release date: Nov. 22, 2022

Atria, hb., 336 pp., $27

Note: Some orders may have signed bookplates.

About the book:

Ramona’s got an obnoxious boss, a toddler teetering through toilet training, a critical mom who doesn’t mind sharing her observations, and oops—turns out her husband has been unfaithful. That’s how a Category 4 hurricane bearing down on her life in Savannah becomes just another item on her to-do list. In the next forty-eight hours, she’ll add a neighbor child and a class guinea pig named Clarence Thomas to her entourage as they evacuate town. Attempting to ignore the persistent glow of her minivan’s check engine light, Ramona navigates police checkpoints, bathroom emergencies, instructions from her boss, and torrential downpours while fielding calls and apology texts from her cheating husband and longing for the days when her life was like a Prince song, full of sexy creativity and joy.

About the author:

Carolyn Prusa has written all sorts of things, from essays to articles to product descriptions of zebra print ponchos, which have appeared in the Charlotte Observer, Greensboro News and Record, Go Triad, Savannah Magazine, South Magazine, and Savannah News and Record. None of This Would Happened is her technically her third novel.