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You’d Be Home Now

From the bestselling author of TikTok sensation Girl in Pieces

Kathleen Glasgow

‘Kathleen Glasgow expands our hearts and invites in a little more humanity.’ Val Emmich, author of Dear Evan Hansen

‘An unflinching tale of addiction.’ Amy Beashel, author of The Sky Is Mine

‘Raw, honest and overflowing with feelings.’ Erin Hahn, author of You’d Be Mine


From the internationally bestselling author of Girl in Pieces and How to Make Friends with the Dark comes a breathtaking contemporary YA about addiction, family and finding your voice.

The quiet one, the obedient one, the reliable one. Emmy has spent her life being told exactly who she is. Not strong-willed like her beautiful sister Maddie and not in rehab like her wild brother Joey. But when a tragic accident changes life in her small town forever, can Emmy keep up the act?

  • Publication date: October 14, 2021
  • ISBN: 9781786079695
  • RRP: £8.99
  • Pages: 400
  • Publication date: October 14, 2021
  • ISBN: 9781786079701
  • RRP: £4.99
  • Pages: 400


‘Impossibly moving.’

Vanity Fair

‘As beautiful as it is raw, You’d Be Home Now is an unflinching tale of addiction. Vivid with fear and resplendent with truth, Kathleen Glasgow’s stories will always break your heart, but so too will they give you the hope to rebuild it.’

Amy Beashel, author of The Sky Is Mine

‘Raw, honest, and over-flowing with feelings, You’d Be Home Now does the real work of healing and acceptance unlike anything I’ve ever experienced on the page. Once again, Glasgow brings her readers through it with her special brand of care interspersed between layers of sparkling prose. Emory and her devotion to her brother, Joey, will stick with me for a very long time.’

Erin Hahn, author of You’d Be Mine

‘A love story like you’ve never seen. In her gripping tale of an addict-adjacent teen and the fragile ecosystem she inhabits, Kathleen Glasgow expands our hearts and invites in a little more humanity.’ 

Val Emmich, author of Dear Evan Hansen

‘With heartbreaking honesty and breathtaking beauty, Kathleen Glasgow renders the invisible faces of addiction with rare humanity, giving a voice to the often-forgotten constellation of struggles reflected in the lives and love of those impacted by another’s addiction.’

Amber Smith, author of The Way I Used to Be

‘Through this compassionate sibling relationship, Kathleen Glasgow not only nails what it’s like to love someone with an addiction but humanises the struggle of a teenage drug addict. Emory and Joey’s story as devoted sister and brother will tear you apart and put you back together again.’

Hayley Krischer, author of Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf
‘I absolutely loved it. An insightful and powerful story about the impact of addiction on young people and their families, filled with gut-wrenching emotion and hope.’
Anna Day, author of The Fandom

‘Stunningly written, this is a sad and real and beautiful story. I couldn't put it down.’

Perdita Cargill, author of Take Two

‘An evocative, soaring exploration of family, friendship, and the many lives that encompass a small town. With a cast of beautifully drawn characters, You’d Be Home Now is all about losing everything and finding yourself. A welcome affirmation that pain can make way for beauty and hope. Nobody fills a story with emotion quite like Kathleen Glasgow.’

Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of The Girls Are All So Nice Here

‘An insightful look at the impact of addiction on teens and their families. You’d Be Home Now is a love letter to the simple joys of everyday life… Glasgow’s prose sparkles on the page, calling for compassion and understanding regardless of our circumstances… Tightly plotted and paced to perfection, this is an unflinchingly honest tale of addiction. Glasgow has a profound and unwavering respect for her readers, holding their hand and guiding them gently through the challenging but vital steps of healing and acceptance on this raw and utterly breath-taking journey.’

School Librarian

‘A sensitive account of living with a recovering addict and the ways in which economic circumstances affect how addiction is treated. Class is often a neglected issue in discussions about “diversity” in YA fiction, and it’s always pleasing to see authors exploring it, particularly when they have Glasgow’s level of skill at capturing the messiness of real life on the page.’ 

Irish Times

Praise for Kathleen Glasgow:


‘Breathtaking and heartbreaking, I loved it with all my heart.’ Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places 


‘A rare and powerful novel.’ Karen M. McManus, author of One of Us is Lying


Kathleen Glasgow

Kathleen Glasgow is the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces and How to Make Friends with the Dark and has been published in 26 countries. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, where she works in an office by day and spins stories by night. You can find her on Twitter @kathglasgow, on Instagram as @misskathleenglasgow or on her website

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