Something Borrowed (Reprint) (Paperback) by Emily Giffin
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About the BookIn this "New York Times" bestselling novel, a woman wakes up the day after her 30th birthday to find her best friend's fianc in her bed.
Something BorrowedEmily Giffin The smash-hit debut novel for every woman who has ever had a complicated love-hate friendship. Rachel White is the consummate good girl. A hard-working attorney at a large Manhattan law firm and a diligent maid of honor to her charmed best friend Darcy, Rachel has always played by all the rules. Since grade school, she has watched Darcy shine, quietly accepting the sidekick role in their lopsided friendship. But that suddenly changes the night of her thirtieth birthday when Rachel finally confesses her feelings to Darcy's fiance, and is both horrified and thrilled to discover that he feels the same way. As the wedding date draws near, events spiral out of control, and Rachel knows she must make a choice between her heart and conscience. In so doing, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren't always neat, and sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself.
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Everyone is raving about Emily Giffin and Something Borrowed!Emily Giffin brings a fresh, new voice to women's fiction. Something Borrowed is a deftly written and convincing tale of a friendship gone comically---and at times poignantly---awry.
- Meg Cabot, author of The Boy Next Door and The Princess Diaries Something Borrowed is a winner; it has rare emotional depth. In Something Borrowed, Rachel, a perpetually self-sacrificing nice girl, shocks herself by launching an affair with her best friend's fiancé. This first blow for freedom sets off a chain reaction that will inspire pathologically nice girls everywhere to strike blows of their own.
- Valerie Frankel, author of The Accidental Virgin Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin is a luxurious page-turner of a debut novel that marks the arrival of a tremendously bright, clever new voice in women's fiction. In quick-moving, captivating prose punctuated with dead-on dialogue, Giffin deftly captures the complications and humor of love, betrayal, career, and friendship for a city girl at the edge of thirty; you forget this is just a novel and won't want to put it down.
- Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, author of The Dirty Girls Social Club and Playing with Boys I absolutely loved it and read it in two sittings because I could not put it down. It was amazing to me how Emily handled this complex moral issue with such compassion and clear-sightedness. I believed it all the way and forgot about the rest of my life while I was immersed in it. Her three main characters are portrayed as multifaceted and endearingly flawed---just like real human beings. Something Borrowed is also very well written---nice, spare prose, which kept me pressing forward, agog to know what happened. This is a book which takes a clear-eyed look at the rivalry that exists in even the best of friendships. Congratulations to Emily on having written such a compelling, engrossing, and uplifting book.
- Marian Keyes, author of Sushi for Beginners
"A modern-day Jane Austen." --Vanity Fair"What kind of self-described 'nice girl' would sleep with her best friend's fiancé? One who's seriously flawed, like this delightful debut novel's heroine, but also surprisingly winning and real." --Glamour "This page-turning, heartbreakingly honest debut...deftly depicts the hopeful hearts behind an unsympathetic situation." --Entertainment Weekly "Both hilarious and thoughtfully written, resisting the frequent tendency of first-time novelists to make their characters and situations a little too black-and-white. You may never think of friendships - their duties, the oblique dances of power and their give-and-take - quite the same way again." --Seattle Times "A thrill to read." --Washington Post "Sharply observed and beautifully etched." --Newark Star-Ledger "Dead-on dialogue, real-life complexity and genuine warmth." --Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Forget 'Bergdorf Blondes.' The [book] you want in your bag this year is Emily Giffin's SOMETHING BORROWED. It's smarter, less arch and more believable." --San Francisco Chronicle
About The AuthorEmily Giffin is the author of several 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
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.6 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .7 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 341
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Literary Genres + Types of Novels, General, Love + Relationships + Sex
Author: Emily Giffin
Street Date: April 15, 2005
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-2410
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship weight: 0.68 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 1 reviews
Can't wait to see the movie
5 out of 5 stars
RP3686 - 13 years ago
I'm only about 50 pages in but the book has kept my attention so far! I'm hoping to finish it in time to see the movie while it's still in theaters!