Jimmy's Girl

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Wheeler, 2001 - Connecticut - 323 pages
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Emily Hudson should be happy. She has achieved modest success as a painter and lives a good suburban life with her husband and four children. But one day, Emily stopped and remembered how she felt at sixteen, when she found love with James Moran -- the young man she kissed beneath her parents' Ping-Pong table -- the boy who made her Jimmy's girl.

It's been thirty years since they went their separate ways. But Emily can't stop herself from thinking about Jimmy, nor can she resist using the Internet to find his phone number and placing the call that will change both their lives forever.

When Emily and Jimmy decide to meet again, they risk the lives they've made for themselves and the happiness of their respective families. In one unforgettable weekend, they will learn what went wrong between them and find out together if first love deserves a second chance.

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User Review  - finebalance - LibraryThing

'Jimmy's Girl' is built on a couple of interesting premises: first that fantasy of chasing down your first love and finding out what might have been; second, telling that story in alternate chapters ... Read full review

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User Review  - mcdenis - LibraryThing

Gertler’s prose aptly captures the memories and emotions of a first love looking back after thirty years. She deftly guides the reader through the experiences of Emily Hudson and Jimmy Moran by ... Read full review


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Stephanie Gertler is a freelance journalist. She lives with her family in Scarsdale, New York.

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