"Giffin excels at creating complex characters and stories that ask us to explore what we really want from our lives."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Tessa Russo is the mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Despite her own mother's warnings, Tessa has recently given up her career to focus on her family and the pursuit of domestic happiness. From the outside, she seems destined to live a charmed life.
Valerie Anderson is an attorney and single mother to six-year-old Charlie--a boy who has never known his father. After too many disappointments, she has given up on romance--and even to some degree, friendships--believing that it is always safer not to expect too much.
Although both women live in the same Boston suburb, the two have relatively little in common aside from a fierce love for their children. But one night, a tragic accident causes their lives to converge in ways no one could have imagined.
In alternating, pitch-perfect points of view, Emily Giffin creates a moving, luminous story of good people caught in untenable circumstances. Each being tested in ways they never thought possible. Each questioning everything they once believed. And each ultimately discovering what truly matters most.
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1 . Her best novel yet.
Posted December 08, 2010 by Mapiva , New York, NYThough I consider Emily's books to be women's fiction it's not just your typical "single girl wants to me Mr. Right" novels. There are real issues taking place and headscratching moments. Can't wait till her next book.
2 . Great Read!!
Posted June 16, 2010 by Marbella , Arlington,TXI couldn't put it down! It was a great book that kept me hooked to the very end.
3 . Much Better Than Her Last Book!!
Posted June 02, 2010 by Ashley , Peabody, MAMuch better than her last book!!!! A great read! And Antonio's is really across the street from MGH, going to try it tomorrow!!
4 . Quick Summer Read...
Posted May 31, 2010 by 2thfairy , NYTypical Emily Giffin read. If you like her books, you will like
this one, as well.
5 . Awesome book
Posted May 26, 2010 by christina , sacramentoI have read every book she has wrote so far and I love this one as I did the one before, can't wait for the next one!
St. Martin's Press
May 01, 2010
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