Genre: Fiction
Published: 9 November 2023
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
International Rights have been sold to Germany/Droemer; Czech Republic/Pavel Dobrovský


by Helen Fisher

Joe loves predictability. But his life is about to become a surprising adventure.

Joe-Nathan likes the two parts of his name separate, just like his dinner and dessert. Mean Charlie at work sometimes calls him Joe-Nuthin. But Joe is far from nothing. Joe is a good friend, he’s good at his job, good at making things and good at following the rules, and he’s learning how to do lots of things by himself.

Joe’s mother knows there are a million things in life he isn’t prepared for. While she helps guide him every day, she’s also writing notebooks full of advice about the things she hasn’t told Joe yet, things he might forget and answers to questions he hasn’t yet asked.

Following her wisdom – applying it in his own unique way – this next part of Joe’s life is more of a surprise than he expects. Because he’s about to learn that remarkable things can happen when you leave your comfort zone, and that you can do even the hardest things with a little help from your friends.

"Extraordinary. Melted my heart." - Heidi Swain
"An entertaining and life-affirming story with a charm all of its own. Told in a clear, authentic voice and woven with gems of wisdom, it pulls you in and has you rooting for the characters throughout. A real joy to read." - Hazel Prior, author of Away with the Penguins
"This is a gorgeous, big-hearted story about friendship, resilience and learning to value others for who they really are." - Caroline Day, author of HOPE NICELY'S LESSONS FOR LIFE
“Sensitive, wise and funny, this beautiful book is filled with heart and delivered in a unique and incredibly endearing voice. I laughed, I cried and I fell completely in love with the absolute treasure of Joe Nuthin.” - Julietta Henderson
“(Joe’s) unique, charming voice make this a joy to read!” - Good Housekeeping
A moving tale of a life led differently which, while full of gentle understanding, doesn't shy away from tragedy and violence." - The Daily Mail

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