Rebecca Hardiman’s debut novel, Good Eggs, was published by Atria in March, 2021 to outstanding reviews–People magazine named it a Best New Book and “a witty, exuberant debut;” Booklist in a starred review declared it “poignant and often hilarious…deftly satisfying;” and Publishers Weekly raved that “the prose is consistently sharp… Hardiman’s endearing novel stands out for its brilliant insight into the mixed blessings of family bonds.” Good Eggs was selected as an Indie Next pick for March by independent booksellers across the country, and Indigo Booksellers named it to their list of Most Anticipated Books of 2021. GoodReads included it on their list of Debut Novels to Discover in 2021, and PopSugar declared it a Best New Novel of March 2021.
Good Eggs has been praised by bestselling authors as “an absolute delight from start to finish,” (Sarah Haywood), “bracing, hilarious, and warm,” (Judy Blundell) and “pure, unadulterated reading pleasure” (Jonathan Evison). By turns humorous and heartfelt, the story celebrates three generations of a boisterous Irish family—an irrepressible grandmother, a recently unemployed dad, and a wayward teen daughter—whose simmering tensions boil over when an American home aide enters the picture, appearing at first to be the savior they need before she becomes the calamitous force that will either undo or remake the family.
Rebecca lives in New Jersey. She has been an editor at magazines including In Style, Movieline, and People en Español, and has written for various other publications.