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All We Ever Wanted - by Emily Giffin

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - In this riveting novel from the #1 bestselling author of Something Borrowed and First Comes Love, three very different people must choose between their families and their most deeply held values. . . . An unpredictable page-turner that unfolds in the voices of three superbly distinct characters. --The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - A gripping, thought-provoking journey. --Jodi Picoult NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THESKIMM Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville's elite. More recently, her husband made a fortune selling his tech business, and their adored son has been accepted to Princeton. Yet sometimes the middle-class small-town girl in Nina wonders if she's strayed from the person she once was. Tom Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs while struggling to raise his headstrong daughter, Lyla. His road has been lonely, long, and hard, but he finally starts to relax after Lyla earns a scholarship to Windsor Academy, Nashville's most prestigious private school. Amid so much wealth and privilege, Lyla doesn't always fit in--and her overprotective father doesn't help--but in most ways, she's a typical teenaged girl, happy and thriving. Then, one photograph, snapped in a drunken moment at a party, changes everything. As the image spreads like wildfire, the Windsor community is instantly polarized, buzzing with controversy and assigning blame. At the heart of the lies and scandal, Tom, Nina, and Lyla are forced together--all questioning their closest relationships, asking themselves who they really are, and searching for the courage to live a life of true meaning. Praise for All We Ever Wanted Page-turning . . . Timely and thought-provoking, it's Giffin's best yet. --People Giffin's novel has style and substance . . . . Truly excellent. --The Washington Post If you're looking for a book club selection, All We Ever Wanted is bound to spark meaningful and meaty discussions. --The Augusta Chronicle A page-turning exploration of wealth and privilege. --Entertainment Weekly.



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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - In this riveting novel from the #1 bestselling author of Something Borrowed and First Comes Love, three very different people must choose between their families and their most deeply held values. . . .

"An unpredictable page-turner that unfolds in the voices of three superbly distinct characters."--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - "A gripping, thought-provoking journey."--Jodi Picoult

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THESKIMM

Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville's elite. More recently, her husband made a fortune selling his tech business, and their adored son has been accepted to Princeton.

Yet sometimes the middle-class small-town girl in Nina wonders if she's strayed from the person she once was.

Tom Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs while struggling to raise his headstrong daughter, Lyla. His road has been lonely, long, and hard, but he finally starts to relax after Lyla earns a scholarship to Windsor Academy, Nashville's most prestigious private school.

Amid so much wealth and privilege, Lyla doesn't always fit in--and her overprotective father doesn't help--but in most ways, she's a typical teenaged girl, happy and thriving.

Then, one photograph, snapped in a drunken moment at a party, changes everything. As the image spreads like wildfire, the Windsor community is instantly polarized, buzzing with controversy and assigning blame.

At the heart of the lies and scandal, Tom, Nina, and Lyla are forced together--all questioning their closest relationships, asking themselves who they really are, and searching for the courage to live a life of true meaning.

Praise for All We Ever Wanted

"Page-turning . . . Timely and thought-provoking, it's Giffin's best yet."--People

"Giffin's novel has style and substance . . . . Truly excellent.--The Washington Post

"If you're looking for a book club selection, All We Ever Wanted is bound to spark meaningful and meaty discussions."--The Augusta Chronicle

"A page-turning exploration of wealth and privilege."--Entertainment Weekly



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"Giffin is a worldwide best-selling author because she gets under your skin--by creating relatable characters wrestling within believable situations. . . . Giffin crafts an unpredictable page-turner that unfolds in the voices of three superbly distinct characters. . . . Her latest . . . is destined for greatness."--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"A gripping, thought-provoking journey."--Jodi Picoult

"Page-turning . . . Timely and thought-provoking, it's Giffin's best yet."--People

"Giffin's novel has style and substance . . . . Truly excellent.--The Washington Post

"If you're looking for a book club selection, All We Ever Wanted is bound to spark meaningful and meaty discussions."--The Augusta Chronicle

"A page-turning exploration of wealth and privilege."--Entertainment Weekly

"Stellar. . . an excellent page-turning story . . . a nuanced, thoughtful take on family and social dynamics."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A compelling family story that brings up plenty of issues ripe for book group discussions."--Library Journal

A timely and absorbing portrait of the complexities of modern life . . . This is Emily Giffin at her very best.--Kristin Hannah

"Nina Browning has it all: the handsome husband, the Ivy-League-bound teenage son, and the big house in the Nashville suburbs. But with one unthinkable social media post from her beloved child, could it all fall apart? Dealing with issues of class, money, and race, All We Ever Wanted is the book everyone will be talking about."--PopSugar

"This thought-provoking novel follows two Nashville families as they struggle with the fallout from a horrible incident. Their wealthy community quickly becomes divided, with people eager to assign blame and take sides as the families struggle with loyalty and staying true to their values. It's one of Giffin's most topical, gripping books yet."--Good Housekeeping

"All We Ever Wanted is an emotional journey that forces readers to think."--Associated Press

"This complex and layered novel will give you all the feels." --Brit + Co

"Giffin draws the reader in like few storytellers can, and All We Ever Wanted is no exception. She effortlessly captures the voices of a struggling single father, a strong yet vulnerable teenage girl and a mother desperate to know the truth about her own child. All We Ever Wanted is a deeply moving cautionary tale about the perils of privilege."--BookPage

"A compelling portrait of a woman facing the difficult limits of love."--Kirkus Reviews

"Riveting and poignant, Emily Giffin's latest novel paints an impossible dilemma that will make readers ponder hard questions about loyalty and love. I was captivated by every page."--Harlan Coben

"A compelling, fascinating story told through blue-ribbon dialogue and the dual gifts of intelligence and goodness. I loved this novel."--Elinor Lipman



About The Author



Emily Giffin is the author of nine internationally bestselling novels: Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love the One You're With, Heart of the Matter, Where We Belong, The One & Only, First Comes Love, and All We Ever Wanted. A graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law, she lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)
Weight: .6 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 368
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Romance, Women, Literary
Publisher: Random House Inc
Format: Paperback
Author: Emily Giffin
Book theme: Contemporary
Language: English
Street Date: April 23, 2019
TCIN: 54497717
UPC: 9780399178948
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-8201
Origin: Made in the USA
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4 out of 5 stars
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Lindze75 - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
I enjoyed this book. Finished it in two days. It’s an easy read and I like this author style. 
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Lackluster characters detract from fast pacing

3 out of 5 stars
BookFreakOut - 6 years ago
This is a fast read with good pacing and an interested second half, which makes up for the lackluster characters. The author sets up people of a wide variety of demographics (young/old, old money/married into money/low income) but when it came to their political viewpoints, which are a prominent feature of the plot, they fall into one of two categories with no nuance - crazy greedy Republicans vs reasonable Democrats with identical viewpoints. They became caricatures rather than well-rounded individuals. The dialogue often felt like a collection of 2018 buzzwords, particularly in the first half. Nina was a strong example of this - within the first few chapters we get a veritable checklist of things she supports, like inclusive holiday cards and transgender bathrooms, though those have nothing to do with the story and are only mentioned to contrast her against husband Kirk. Too much "tell," not enough "show." Finch was actually the most interesting character overall for me, though he isn't one of the three main narrators. Nobody else has a compelling character arc, but I was constantly questioning whether or not we'd finally seen the "real" Finch. A decent read, but nothing that blew me away.
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5 out of 5 stars
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MeredithBC - 6 years ago, Verified purchaser
A great book! Great story and well written!
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Great read!!

5 out of 5 stars
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Jo Elen - 6 years ago, Verified purchaser
Sooooo good and I’m only a quarter of the way through it!! Can’t wait to get to my daily reading time each day!!
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