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Author: Jennifer E. Smith Narrator: Tonya Cornelisse Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781524776183
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A romantic story of hope, chance, and change from the author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.

As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined—and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Tonya Cornelisse’s gravelly voice captures the worldliness of Alice…Cornelisse expresses the thoughtful tenderness of Alice’s Latina aunt and contrasts this with her uncle’s remoteness…Cornelisse gives full depth to the emotions in this story of gains and losses.”


  • Windfall is about all of my favorite things—a girl’s first big love, her first big loss, and—her first big luck. Jenny Han, New York Times bestselling author
  • [T]his compelling read, gracefully told, raises issues seldom explored in popular fiction. How can we rationalize life's inequalities? What do we owe, and to whom, when blessed with good fortune? Smart and entertaining, as to be expected from Smith. Kirkus Reviews
  • Smith captures the romantic sparks that fly in unusual situations and the way love can build even when circumstances keep people apart. If you like your romances with a bit of European adventure, some New York glamour, and a lot of honest heart, The Geography of You and Me is for you. E. Lockhart, New York Times bestselling author of We Were Liars
  • Smith weaves a poignant tale of teens coping with loss and change as they balance on the verge of adulthood...Fans of Morgan Matson’s and Deb Caletti’s books will want to curl up with a box of tissues as they fall under Smith’s storytelling spell. School Library Journal
  • Windfall is perfectly named; reading it, I felt like I had suddenly found something wonderful. It’s a story about love, and luck, and the way our lives can change in an instant. I laughed and cried and bought a lottery ticket the very next day.

    Morgan Matson, author of The Unexpected Everything

  • Windfall is rich with the intensity of real love—in all its heartache and hope.

    Stephanie Perkins, author of Isla and the Happily Ever After

  • Smith’s dynamic characters and their complex struggles...will keep readers invested. Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Jennifer E. Smith is the author of several young-adult novels, and her work has been translated into thirty-three languages. She earned a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

About the Narrator

Tonya Cornelisse is an award-winning actress and voice-over artist. She has worked both on and Off-Broadway, in over thirty films big and small, and in television. She studied at New York City’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she double majored in theater and psychology and was lucky to have the opportunity to be mentored and perform alongside Alan Arkin.