Which Brings Me to You: A Novel in Confessions

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Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2006 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Two rambunctious, romantic flameouts. One boring wedding. One heated embrace in a quiet coatroom. This is not exactly the recipe for true love. John and Jane’s lusty encounter at a friend’s wedding isn’t really the beginning of anything with any weight to it; even they know that. When they manage to pull back, it occurs to them that they might start this whole thing over properly. They might try getting to know one another first, through letters.

What follows is a series of traded confessions—of their messy histories, their past errors, their big loves, their flaws, and their passions. Each love affair, confessed as honestly as possible, reveals the ways in which Jane and John have grown and changed—or not changed—over the years; the people they’ve hurt, the ones still bruised. The ones who bruised them. Where all of this soul-baring will take them is the burning question behind every letter—a question that can only be answered when they meet again, finally, in the flesh.

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User Review  - Evangeline - Goodreads

Is fluffy angst a thing? Can it be a thing? This book is ripe with it. There isn't really much substance here, but there is a lot of wallowing in the beautiful agony of love (I say that with a hand to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Claudia Aroni - Goodreads

I don't suspect we were born this way; I know we were. Life didn't pick on us; there was nothing tragic about our up bringing. We were born with our hearts screwed in tight, already a little jaded by ... Read full review


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Julianna Baggott teaches at Florida State University. Steve Almond teaches creative writing at Boston College.

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