WHO ASKED YOU? (Viking; On Sale: September 17, 2013; $27.95; 9780670785698). McMillan is the author of the # 1 New York Times bestsellers Getting to Happy, Waiting to Exhale, and How Stella Got Her Groove Back and she returns this September with a hilarious and heartfelt novel that introduces an all new cast of classic McMillan characters. WHO ASKED YOU? is McMillan at her best: a wicked, hilarious, bold and deeply human story about how a family falls apart and then stitches itself together.
WHO ASKED YOU? unfolds through the perspectives of a rotating cast of characters, but centers around Betty Jean, a hotel maid, who is not only caring for her aging husband, but finds she must also take in her two grandsons after her daughter, Trinetta, abandons them. At the same time, Betty Jean has one son in prison and another who has estranged himself from his family as well as two sisters with too many opinions and their own set of problems.
WHO ASKED YOU? casts an intimate look at the burdens and blessings of family and speaks to trusting your own judgment even when others don’t agree.