You, Me and New Year’s Eve
You, Me and New Year’s EveKarin Wallén
Colleen Hoover meets the film New Year’s Eve meets Anita Hughes in an entertaining and affecting debut.
It’s New Year’s Eve 1999 and Stockholm is feeling the buzz of the new millennium; fireworks are going off, champagne corks are flying and everyone is dressed to the nines. Despite the glam occasion, Mirja feels tired and cold, standing on a roof terrace in the Old Town, desperately lonely in the sea of party-goers. Sick of her ailing soap-opera acting career, she’s wondering when things will finally start going her way. But, just as she turns to go inside she sees her boyfriend of many years kissing another girl. Admittedly not the best start to a new millennium.
Nearby, Erik isn’t having the time of his life either. Just divorced, he finds out that he is about to lose his job, and what’s worse, the 100 000 kronor that he’s invested in the start-up he’s working at.
In an apartment down the street, retired judge Monika takes her fireworks skittish dog and goes to her lonely bed, before the clock has even struck midnight.
On the first day of the year 2000, Mirja, Erik and Monika wake up to a new day, a new millennium and a new world, blissfully unaware of how their lives will soon be entangled, and how they will all change irrevocably over the coming year. And, all this with the help of an old video store, a weather station, and a very special oak tree.
Written in the style of Elin Hilderbrand’s ‘Winter’ series YOU, ME AND NEW YEAR’S EVE is a nostalgic ode to the early 2000s, before twitter wars, hashtags, Instagram and Netflix & chill. Perfect for reading groups, this book will give you all the feels as you follow three wounded people looking for redemption, trying to find love and aspiring to a better life.