We’re delighted to share that A Quiet Life, the powerful second novel by Ethan Joella, is now available in hardback in North America (Simon & Schuster / Scribner).

A Quiet Life is an exquisite, life-affirming novel about three individuals whose lives intersect in unforeseen ways. Set in a close-knit Pennsylvania suburb in the grip of winter, A Quiet Life follows three people grappling with loss and finding a tender wisdom in their grief. 

Ethan Joella’s critically-acclaimed debut, A Little Hope, was a Read with Jenna Bonus Pick when it published in 2021. Ahead of publication, A Quiet Life was an Indie Next List Pick for December 2022, and featured in the New York Times Book Review. It has been garnering glowing reviews from authors and news outlets alike:

Heartwarming, character-driven charm. Empathetic without becoming saccharine, A Quiet Life highlights the power of closure and the importance of a connected, compassionate community.‘ – Booklist

‘A Quiet Life is filled with people I’d like to meet. Ethan Joella’s latest novel reminds us that life is made of journeys, not only destinations. Read this one slowly; you’ll want to savor the details.’Charmaine Wilkerson

‘I adored A Quiet Life. Soft as silk, powerful as a punch’Nikki May

Many congratulations, Ethan! For readers in the UK, A Quiet Life will be published by Muswell Press in February 2023.