Synopses & Reviews
From the “hilarious, heartbreaking, and insightful” (The Miami Herald
) bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes a sweeping, modern day fairy tale about first romance and lasting love.
When the love you love is the one who got away…
Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are just eight years old when they meet late one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she's intrigued by the boy who shows up all alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story. After Andy’s taken back to a doctor and Rachel’s sent back to her bed, they think they’ll never see each other again.
Rachel grows up wanting for nothing in a fancy Florida suburb, the popular and protected daughter of two doting parents. Andy grows up poor in Philadelphia with a single mom and a rare talent that will let him become one of the best runners of his generation.
Over the next three decades, their paths cross in magical and ordinary ways. They make grand plans and dream big dreams as they grow together and apart in starts and stops. Through it all, Andy and Rachel never stop thinking about that night in the hospital waiting room all of those years ago, a chance encounter that changed the course of both of their lives.
In this captivating, often witty tale about the bonds between women and men, love and fate, and the truth about happy endings, Jennifer Weiner delivers two of her most memorable characters and a love story you’ll never forget.
“Compulsively readable. . . . Weiner’s skill is in the specifics. There’s no doubt she knows how to delivers a certain kind of story, and well.”
“Weiners latest is pure romance and utterly heart tugging, showcasing her ability to write characters that readers will instantly connect with, flaws and all. There is a special delight here in getting to know Rachel and Andy from childhood to adulthood, and readers will find themselves laughing, crying, and hoping right along with the pair.” Booklist (starred review)
"This moving story of love that spans a lifetime is Weiner at her heartstring-tugging best... Andy and Rachel fall in love and fall apart, over and over, in this emotional outing from Weiner.Through marriages, deaths, scandals, and successes, they keep finding their ways back to each other. Does their connection mean they're meant to be together—or are their differences simply too big to overcome? It's hard not to get invested in Weiner's characters, particularly Andy, who struggles to deal with his father's absence, his biracial identity, and feelings of being left out of Rachel's privileged world... There are plenty of twists and turns in their relationship, and it's satisfying to watch them wind their ways toward the novel's perfectly realized conclusion."
“A tale of love against the odds...Weiner's latest is a summer heart-warmer." People
"Readers will simultaneously want to savor and devour Weiners latest... With her well-known humor and charm, she conveys the essence of first love, particularly the adage that true love never dies. Complete with a riveting, realistic recounting of 9/11 and a plot twist that will make your jaw drop, Weiners brilliantly written novel will capture your heart." Library Journal (starred review)
"Overwhelmingly this is an affecting novel about how people carry the heavy burdens that came with their lives -- and how they set them down so they can goon... Weiner draws her characters with empathy and nuance. We take the 30-year journey with them, and root for them along the way." The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Readers will laugh, cry and find themselves caught up in the story, as Weiner explores the idea: 'Do soul mates really exist?' Weiner brings the characters to life with intricate details...It's a story about love gained and lost, and love eternal." Associated Press
"Its The Fault in Our Stars all grown-up: Two kids meet in an ER, cross paths later—and dont die. Thank you, book gods.” Glamour
“The author of In Her Shoes gives you all the feels. About two kids who meet in an unexpected way...and continue to do so throughout their lives. Its like One Day meets 'When Harry Met Sally' meets your new beach read.” TheSkimm
An unforgettable story about true love, real life, and second chances…
Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are just eight years old when they meet one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and shes intrigued by the boy who shows up alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story. After Andys taken back to a doctor and Rachels sent back to her bed, they think theyll never see each other again.
Rachel grows up in an affluent Florida suburb, the popular and protected daughter of two doting parents. Andy grows up poor in Philadelphia with a single mom and a rare talent for running.
Yet, over the next three decades, Andy and Rachel will meet again and again—linked by chance, history, and the memory of the first time they met, a night that changed the course of both of their lives.
A sweeping, warmhearted, and intimate tale, Who Do You Love is an extraordinary novel about the passage of time, the way people change and change each other, and how the measure of a life is who you love.
About the Author
Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eleven books, which have spent a combined five years on the bestseller list, with over 15 million copies in print in thirty-six countries. Her iconic debut Good in Bed is now in its fifty-ninth printing. In Her Shoes was turned into a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, and Shirley MacLaine. All Fall Down has become one of the best-reviewed novels of 2014, and is hailed as “compulsively readable” by The New York Times Book Review. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.