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Back cover: From the author of the smash hits 'Something Borrowed' and 'Something Blue' comes a novel that explores the question: Is there ever a deal breaker when in comes to true love?
La vida de Valerie Anderson da un vuelco cuando su hijo Charlie, que jamás ha conocido a su padre, sufre severas quemaduras faciales en un incendio. El niño se recupera rápidamente gracias a la pericia del cirujano Nick Russo y la gratitud de Valerie hacia el médico pronto se convierte en amor.Nick también se siente fascinado por ella, pues ve en esta mujer valiente todo lo que no ve en su esposa Tessa, un ama de casa que abandonó su carrera profesional para cuidar del hogar y parece haber olvidado todos sus proyectos de juventud.Tessa, por su parte, tendrá que decidir si se esfuerza por mantener el estado de las cosas o si aprovecha la situación para dar un cambio radical a su vida, recuperando un espíritu luchador que ha quedado arrinconado.Emily Giffin nos regala una historia luminosa sobre dos mujeres atrapadas en situaciones que las empujan a sus límites: las dos que tendrán que replantearse todo en lo que habían creído hasta entonces; las dos terminarán descubriendo qué es lo realmente importante en la vida.«Inteligente, creíble y auténtica: sabe captar la esencia de la amistad y el amor en toda su complejidad.»San Francisco Chronicle
"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.
El matrimonio de Ellen y Andy no solo parece perfecto, es que lo es. No hay grietas en la devoción que se guardan, ni en el modo natural que tienen de sacar lo mejor el uno del otro. Pero en una tarde fatídica, Ellen se topa con Leo por primera vez en ocho años. Leo, el tipo que sacó lo peor de ella. Leo, el que se fue partiéndole el corazón. Leo, a quien no ha podido olvidar. Cuando el reencuentro destapa emociones aletargadas durante mucho tiempo, Ellen empieza a preguntarse si la vida que lleva es la que realmente debería vivir. Una novela intensa sobre una mujer en la encrucijada del amor verdadero y la vida real. «Me encantó de principio a fin. Un libro irresistible, tónico y fascinante.» Marian Keyes
A story for anyone who has ever wondered: How can I truly love the one I'm with, when I can't forget the one who got away?
In her eagerly awaited new novel, beloved New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin returns with an extraordinary story of love and loyalty--and an unconventional heroine struggling to reconcile both. Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker, Texas--a small college town that lives and dies by football, a passion she unabashedly shares. Raised alongside her best friend, Lucy, the daughter of Walker's legendary head coach, Clive Carr, Shea was too devoted to her hometown team to leave. Instead she stayed in Walker for college, even taking a job in the university athletic department after graduation, where she has remained for more than a decade. But when an unexpected tragedy strikes the tight-knit Walker community, Shea's comfortable world is upended, and she begins to wonder if the life she's chosen is really enough for her. As she finally gives up her safety net to set out on an unexpected path, Shea discovers unsettling truths about the people and things she has always trusted most--and is forced to confront her deepest desires, fears, and secrets. Thoughtful, funny, and brilliantly observed, The One & Only is a luminous novel about finding your passion, following your heart, and, most of all, believing in something bigger than yourself . . . the one and only thing that truly makes life worth living.
Emily Giffin, the beloved author of such New York Times bestselling novels as Something Borrowed and Where We Belong, returns with an extraordinary story of love and loyalty--and an unconventional heroine struggling to reconcile both. Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker, Texas--a small college town that lives and dies by football, a passion she unabashedly shares. Raised alongside her best friend, Lucy, the daughter of Walker's legendary head coach, Clive Carr, Shea was too devoted to her hometown team to leave. Instead she stayed in Walker for college, even taking a job in the university athletic department after graduation, where she has remained for more than a decade. But when an unexpected tragedy strikes the tight-knit Walker community, Shea's comfortable world is upended, and she begins to wonder if the life she's chosen is really enough for her. As she finally gives up her safety net to set out on an unexpected path, Shea discovers unsettling truths about the people and things she has always trusted most--and is forced to confront her deepest desires, fears, and secrets. Thoughtful, funny, and brilliantly observed, The One & Only is a luminous novel about finding your passion, following your heart, and, most of all, believing in something bigger than yourself . . . the one and only thing that truly makes life worth living. Praise for Emily Giffin "Emily Giffin ranks as a grand master. . . . She has traversed the slippery slopes of true love, lost love, marriage, motherhood, betrayal, forgiveness and redemption that have led her to be called 'a modern-day Jane Austen.' "--Chicago Sun-Times "Giffin's writing is true, smart, and heartfelt."--Entertainment Weekly "[Giffin] excels at creating complex characters and quick-to-read stories that ask us to explore what we really want from our lives."--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "A dependably down-to-earth, girlfriendly storyteller."--The New York Times "Giffin's talent lies in taking relatable situations and injecting enough wit and suspense to make them feel fresh."--People "When it comes to writing stories that resonate with real women, bestselling author Emily Giffin has hit her stride."--San Francisco ChronicleFrom the Hardcover edition.
Blessed with beauty and a self-centered personality, Darcy's convinced the world revolves around her--until she loses her fiancé to her best friend.
The smash-hit debut novel for every woman who has ever had a complicated love-hate friendship. Now A Major Motion Picture - In Theaters May 6th Rachel White is the consummate good girl. A hard-working attorney at a large Manhattan law firm and a diligent maid of honor to her charmed best friend Darcy, Rachel has always played by all the rules. Since grade school, she has watched Darcy shine, quietly accepting the sidekick role in their lopsided friendship. But that suddenly changes the night of her thirtieth birthday when Rachel finally confesses her feelings to Darcy's fiance, and is both horrified and thrilled to discover that he feels the same way. As the wedding date draws near, events spiral out of control, and Rachel knows she must make a choice between her heart and conscience. In so doing, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren't always neat, and sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself.
The author of five blockbuster novels, Emily Giffin, delivers an unforgettable story of two women, the families that make them who they are, and the longing, loyalty and love that binds them together. Marian Caldwell is a thirty-six year old television producer, living her dream in New York City. With a fulfilling career and satisfying relationship, she has convinced everyone, including herself, that her life is just as she wants it to be. But one night, Marian answers a knock on the door ... only to find Kirby Rose, an eighteen-year-old girl with a key to a past that Marian thought she had sealed off forever. From the moment Kirby appears on her doorstep, Marian's perfectly constructed world--and her very identity--will be shaken to its core, resurrecting ghosts and memories of a passionate young love affair that threaten everything that has come to define her. For the precocious and determined Kirby, the encounter will spur a process of discovery that ushers her across the threshold of adulthood, forcing her to re-evaluate her family and future in a wise and bittersweet light. As the two women embark on a journey to find the one thing missing in their lives, each will come to recognize that where we belong is often where we least expect to find ourselves--a place that we may have willed ourselves to forget, but that the heart remembers forever.
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