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ISBN13: 9780307474711
ISBN10: 0307474712
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Publisher Comments:

It's 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day — July 15th — of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself.

Review:

"[An] instant classic....One of the most hilarious and emotionally riveting love stories you'll ever encounter." People

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"Big, absorbing, smart, fantastically readable." Nick Hornby, from his blog

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"[Nicholls] has a gift for zeitgeist description and emotional empathy that's wholly his own.... [A] light but surprisingly deep romance so thoroughly satisfying." Entertainment Weekly

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"Nicholls offers sharp dialogue and wry insight that sounds like Nick Hornby at his best." The Daily Beast (A Best Book of the Summer)

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"Fluid, expertly paced, highly observed, and at times, both funny and moving." Boston Globe

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"Those of us susceptible to nostalgic reveries of youthful heartache and self-invention (which is to say, all of us) longed to get our hands on Nicholls's new novel....And if you do, you may want to take care where you lay this book down. You may not be the only one who wants in on the answers." New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Who doesn't relish a love story with the right amount of heart-melting romance, disappointment, regret, and huge doses of disenchantment about growing up and growing old between quarreling meant-to-be lovers?" Elle, Top 10 Summer Books for 2010

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"A great, funny, and heart-breaking read." The Early Show [CBS]

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"Funny, sweet and completely engrossing....The friendship at the heart of this novel is best expressed within the pitch-perfect dialogue/banter between the two." Very Short List

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"A wonderful, wonderful book: wise, funny, perceptive, compassionate and often unbearably sad...the best British social novel since Jonathan Coe's What a Carve Up!...Nicholls's witty prose has a transparency that brings Nick Hornby to mind: it melts as you read it so that you don't notice all the hard work that it's doing." The Times (London)

Review:

"Just as Nicholls has made full use of his central concept, so he has drawn on all his comic and literary gifts to produce a novel that is not only roaringly funny but also memorable, moving and, in its own unassuming, unpretentious way, rather profound." The Guardian (London)

Synopsis:

This international bestseller that follows an unlikely couple for one decade — on the same day each year — is soon to be a major motion picture from Focus Features/ Random House Films.

Synopsis:

"A marvelously piercing fiction" (Times Literary Supplement), shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Featuring an introduction by David Nicholls.

Synopsis:

Short-listed for the Booker Prize

“A beautiful book, a perfect little gem.” — BBC Kaleidoscope

“A marvelously piercing fiction.” — Times Literary Supplement

In 1959 Florence Green, a kindhearted widow with a small inheritance, risks everything to open a bookshop — the only bookshop — in the seaside town of Hardborough. By making a success of a business so impractical, she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers. By daring to enlarge her neighbors’ lives, she crosses Mrs. Gamart, the local arts doyenne. Florence’s warehouse leaks, her cellar seeps, and the shop is apparently haunted. Only too late does she begin to suspect the truth: a town that lacks a bookshop isn’t always a town that wants one.

This new edition features an introduction by David Nicholls, author of One Day, along with new cover art.

Synopsis:

After spending an amazing day and night together in Paris, Just One Year is Willem's story, picking up where Just One Day ended. His story of their year of quiet longing and near misses is a perfect counterpoint to Allyson's own as Willem undergoes a transformative journey, questioning his path, finding love, and ultimately, redefining himself.

About the Author

David Nicholls trained as an actor before making the switch to writing. He is the author of two previous novels — Starter For Ten and The Understudy. He has also written many screenplays for film and television, including the feature film adaptation of Starter For Ten. He lives in London.

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Jen in Ohio, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by Jen in Ohio)
I came across this book by chance at my library online site and read it on my Kindle. I love finding a great book by surprise - it seems more of a treasure. I'm a sucker for great dialogue, and this had that. While the situation of the characters was depressing, the conceit of the plot was interesting enough to make the story enjoyable. There was a constant tug of hope that the two characters would pull out of their self-imposed miseries and get it together in the end. I'm not sure it was my BEST book of 2012, but it was certainly great and it was my best surprise.
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William Steelman, May 9, 2012 (view all comments by William Steelman)
An interesting read and not just for the(possibly) unique method of telling the story. In a way, I suppose it is simply less confusing than The Time Travelers Wife. We are simply meeting two people as they meet through life. A reason to read this book is to understand that the characters are clearly drawn far better and more completely than could possibly be completed in the movie by the same name.

Having watched the movie first, I had very little motivation to pick up the novel as the movie did not do much more than draw one dimensional characters. Seeing these two move through life from a distance left little to like. Reading the novel, the pieces are filled in and though I still am not sure about all motives (like life), it is far more satisfying.
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bll1010, April 24, 2012 (view all comments by bll1010)
I loved the way that this book captured a snapshot of each person on the same day each year. In a strange way, it made the book more relateable. While stories normally focus on the big events (weddings, birthday, major struggles) this book simply focused on the day to day of life surrounding those events. One Day is an excellent character study. To spend twenty years with Dexter and Emma makes you feel as if you know them by the time the book is over.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307474711
Author:
Nicholls, David
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
Forman, Gayle
Author:
Fitzgerald, Penelope
Subject:
General
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
England
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
fiction;romance;love;friendship;relationships;england;london;british;edinburgh;novel;contemporary fiction;contemporary;british fiction;scotland;uk;life;britain;2000s;growing up;coming of age;love story;death;1990s;grief;21st century;friends;family;marriag
Subject:
fiction;romance;love;friendship;relationships;england;london;british;edinburgh;novel;contemporary fiction;contemporary;british fiction;scotland;uk;life;britain;2000s;growing up;coming of age;love story;death;1990s;grief;21st century;friends;family;marriag
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries Original
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 448 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780307474711 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[An] instant classic....One of the most hilarious and emotionally riveting love stories you'll ever encounter."
"Review" by , "Big, absorbing, smart, fantastically readable."
"Review" by , "[Nicholls] has a gift for zeitgeist description and emotional empathy that's wholly his own.... [A] light but surprisingly deep romance so thoroughly satisfying."
"Review" by , "Nicholls offers sharp dialogue and wry insight that sounds like Nick Hornby at his best."
"Review" by , "Fluid, expertly paced, highly observed, and at times, both funny and moving."
"Review" by , "Those of us susceptible to nostalgic reveries of youthful heartache and self-invention (which is to say, all of us) longed to get our hands on Nicholls's new novel....And if you do, you may want to take care where you lay this book down. You may not be the only one who wants in on the answers."
"Review" by , "Who doesn't relish a love story with the right amount of heart-melting romance, disappointment, regret, and huge doses of disenchantment about growing up and growing old between quarreling meant-to-be lovers?"
"Review" by , "A great, funny, and heart-breaking read."
"Review" by , "Funny, sweet and completely engrossing....The friendship at the heart of this novel is best expressed within the pitch-perfect dialogue/banter between the two."
"Review" by , "A wonderful, wonderful book: wise, funny, perceptive, compassionate and often unbearably sad...the best British social novel since Jonathan Coe's What a Carve Up!...Nicholls's witty prose has a transparency that brings Nick Hornby to mind: it melts as you read it so that you don't notice all the hard work that it's doing."
"Review" by , "Just as Nicholls has made full use of his central concept, so he has drawn on all his comic and literary gifts to produce a novel that is not only roaringly funny but also memorable, moving and, in its own unassuming, unpretentious way, rather profound."
"Synopsis" by , This international bestseller that follows an unlikely couple for one decade — on the same day each year — is soon to be a major motion picture from Focus Features/ Random House Films.
"Synopsis" by ,
"A marvelously piercing fiction" (Times Literary Supplement), shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Featuring an introduction by David Nicholls.
"Synopsis" by ,
Short-listed for the Booker Prize

“A beautiful book, a perfect little gem.” — BBC Kaleidoscope

“A marvelously piercing fiction.” — Times Literary Supplement

In 1959 Florence Green, a kindhearted widow with a small inheritance, risks everything to open a bookshop — the only bookshop — in the seaside town of Hardborough. By making a success of a business so impractical, she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers. By daring to enlarge her neighbors’ lives, she crosses Mrs. Gamart, the local arts doyenne. Florence’s warehouse leaks, her cellar seeps, and the shop is apparently haunted. Only too late does she begin to suspect the truth: a town that lacks a bookshop isn’t always a town that wants one.

This new edition features an introduction by David Nicholls, author of One Day, along with new cover art.

"Synopsis" by ,
After spending an amazing day and night together in Paris, Just One Year is Willem's story, picking up where Just One Day ended. His story of their year of quiet longing and near misses is a perfect counterpoint to Allyson's own as Willem undergoes a transformative journey, questioning his path, finding love, and ultimately, redefining himself.
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