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Heart of the Matter

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Synopses & Reviews

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"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. In Heart of the Matter, each is tested in ways they never thought possible. Each questions everything they once believed. And each ultimately discovers what truly matters most.

Synopsis:

A powerful, provocative novel about marriage and motherhood, love and forgiveness.

 

Tessa Russo is a stay-at-home mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Valerie Anderson is an attorney and single mother to six-year-old Charlie—a boy who has never known his father. Although both women live in the same Boston suburb, they are strangers to one another and have 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.

 

This is the 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.

 

“Giffin uses her great wit and gift of storytelling to weave a tale thats nuanced, empathetic and, at times, heartbreaking.”—Associated Press

“Readers will be enthralled by this layered, absorbing novel.”—Booklist, “starred review”  

“Giffin displays her trademark ability to capture the complexities of human emotions while telling a rip-roaring tale.”—The Washington Post

 

 

About the Author

EMILY GIFFIN is the author of six New York Times bestselling novels, including Something Borrowed, which has been adapted as a major motion picture. A graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law, she lives in Atlanta with her family. To learn more, visit www.emilygiffin.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781250043733
Author:
Giffin, Emily
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20140631
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.125 x 1.25 in 1.235 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,

A powerful, provocative novel about marriage and motherhood, love and forgiveness.

 

Tessa Russo is a stay-at-home mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Valerie Anderson is an attorney and single mother to six-year-old Charlie—a boy who has never known his father. Although both women live in the same Boston suburb, they are strangers to one another and have 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.

 

This is the 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.

 

“Giffin uses her great wit and gift of storytelling to weave a tale thats nuanced, empathetic and, at times, heartbreaking.”—Associated Press

“Readers will be enthralled by this layered, absorbing novel.”—Booklist, “starred review”  

“Giffin displays her trademark ability to capture the complexities of human emotions while telling a rip-roaring tale.”—The Washington Post

 

 

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