First comes love: A Novel

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In a dazzling, delightful new novel that’s quintessential Emily Giffin, the #1New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed, Where We Belong,and The One & Only introduces a pair of thirty-something sisters who find themselves asking: If love, marriage, and children don’t arrive in the usual order, which comes first?
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full_title first comes love
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display_description "[The author] introduces a pair of sisters who find themselves at a crossroads. Growing up, Josie and Meredith Garland shared a loving, if sometimes contentious relationship. Josie was impulsive, spirited, and outgoing; Meredith hardworking, thoughtful, and reserved. When tragedy strikes their family, their different responses to the event splinter their delicate bond. Fifteen years later, Josie and Meredith are in their late thirties, following very different paths. Josie, a first grade teacher, is single-- and this close to swearing off dating for good. What she wants more than the right guy, however, is to become a mother-- a feeling that is heightened when her ex-boyfriend's daughter ends up in her class. Determined to have the future she's always wanted, Josie decides to take matters into her own hands. On the outside, Meredith is the model daughter with the perfect life. A successful attorney, she's married to a wonderful man, and together they're raising a beautiful four-year-old daughter. Yet lately, Meredith feels dissatisfied and restless, secretly wondering if she chose the life that was expected of her rather than the one she truly desired. As the anniversary of their tragedy looms and painful secrets from the past begin to surface, Josie and Meredith must not only confront the issues that divide them, but also come to terms with their own choices. In their journey toward understanding and forgiveness, both sisters discover they need each other more than they knew, and that in the recipe for true happiness, love always comes first. Emotionally honest and utterly enthralling, [this] is a story about family, friendship, and the courage to follow your own heart-- wherever that may lead. "-- "Meredith thought she'd done it all right - married the perfect man, had the perfect daughter - but as she grows increasingly restless, she can't help but wonder if she got the love part wrong. Josie has been happily single for years, but she wants a child of her own so much she's one bad date away from heading straight for the baby carriage all on her own. The sisters, whose relationship was strained by the tragic death of their older brother over a decade ago, find that they need each other more than they realized"--
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subject_facet Brothers -- Death -- Fiction, Life change events -- Fiction, Mate selection -- Fiction, Sisters -- Fiction
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title First comes love : A Novel
title_display First comes love : a novel
title_full First Comes Love A Novel, First comes love / Emily Giffin, First comes love : a novel / Emily Giffin, First comes love [sound recording] : a novel / Emily Giffin
title_short First comes love :
title_sort first comes love a novel
title_sub A Novel
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