Synopses & Reviews
Fast-paced and laugh-out-loud funny, L. Alison Hellers beloved debut The Love Wars has been heralded as a perfect summer read. Readers will want to cheer on smart and witty lawyer Molly Grant as she juggles work ambitions with finding love. Chock full of heart, The Love Wars is impossible to put down.
Every character in this warm, witty contemporary novel felt so refreshingly true to life.”Liane Moriarty, author of The Husband's Secret
Breaking up is hard to do. At least the first few times.
Even though Molly Grant has only a handful of relationships behind her, shes already been through more divorces than she can count.
At the premier Manhattan law firm where shes a matrimonial attorney, the hours are long, the bosses tyrannical, and the bonuses stratospheric. Her clients are rich, famous, and used to getting their way. Mollys joband primary concern in lifeis to work as hard as possible to make sure they do. Until she meets the client who changes everything
Fern Walker is the desperate former wife of a ruthless media mogul. Her powerful ex is slowly pushing her out of her young childrens lives, and she fears losing them forever. Mollyhaunted by an incident from her own pastfinds herself unable to walk away from Fern and sets out to help her. She just needs to do it without her bosses finding out.
Now, as complications both professional and personal stack up, Molly can only hope that her own wits, heart, and instincts are enoughboth in and out of court.
"A revealing, honest portrait of how love binds us together-and drives us apart."
-Kate Jacobs, author of The Friday Night Knitting Club
" Events unfold over the course of a day, but the lessons learned have their roots in a lifetime."
" Incredibly deft, utterly satisfying . . . I love every character. A triumph of a first novel!"
-Melissa Bank, author of The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing
"Elegant, accessible prose and compelling portraits of relationships."
“Every character in this warm, witty contemporary novel felt so refreshingly true to life.”—Liane Moriarty, author of What Alice Forgot
" Sizzle Factor: SPF 50. A secret marriage, lies about affairs . . . even sex on the day of the divorce party" (USA Today)-the hottest beach read of the summer
Laura Dave is widely recognized as an up-and-coming talent in women's fiction. Now, with her characteristic wit and warmth, she captures a much-discussed cultural phenomenon that has never been profiled in fiction before-divorce celebrations. Set in Hamptons high society, The Divorce Party features two women-one newly engaged and one at the end of her marriage-trying to answer the same question: when should you fight to save a relationship, and when should you let go?
An insightful and funny multi-generational story, this deeply moving novel is sure to touch anyone whose heart has weathered an unexpected storm.
About the Author
Laura Dave is the author of the acclaimed novel London is the Best City in America. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, Self, Redbook, ESPN the Magazine, and The New York Observer. Cosmopolitan magazine recently named her one of the “Fun and Fearless Phenoms” of the year. Dave currently lives in California, where she is at work on a new novel.