About Ralph’s Party is Lisa Jewell’s debut novel, which she wrote on a dispute with a friend. The book turned out to be unusually solid and cinematic, received the status of a bestseller, and was also declared the Book of the Year in the UK. Liza Jewell’s novels are a revelation. These are emotional, thoughtful stories with complex characters and unexpected plot twists. Kirkus Reviews Jwell writes with wit and enthusiasm. Guardian (UK) Abstract Typical house in London. One of the apartments is occupied by longtime friends Ralph and Smith, the other — by a couple in love, Karl and Shevon. Their usual way of life is disrupted when the calculating beauty from the upper floor of Sheri begins to be unequivocally interested in Karl, and a new neighbor, Jem, moves into Ralph and Smith’s apartment. The number of omissions in the house is growing day after day, but no one is ready to admit it. However, the neighbors will soon gather for a party at Ralph’s — a key event that will change their lives once and for all.