London Is the Best City in America

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Penguin, Jan 30, 2007 - Fiction - 272 pages
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The first novel from the acclaimed author of Eight Hundred Grapes and Hello Sunshine

Emmy Everett is reluctantly heading home to New York for her brother Josh’s wedding. She has spent the last three years in a fishing town in Rhode Island and, having little to show for it, she doesn’t particularly want to answer the questions she is sure to face about her (ex)-fiance, her (questionable) career choices, her (unknown) future. But she is still shocked when her typically resolute brother Josh confesses he is having doubts about his imminent marriage – and he asks Emmy the hardest question of all: what do I do now?

With seventy-two hours until the wedding, Emmy embarks with Josh on a road trip to help him find a mystery woman, and to answer some long overdue questions about who he wants to spend his life with. It isn’t only Josh who has some lessons to learn. Along the way, Emmy discovers some undeniable truths about what she wants from her own life; and she begins to realize that perhaps her own happy ending is not as far away as it seems.

 

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User Review  - eas311 - LibraryThing

Strangely hit me a little too close to home. That said, I would also like home to include a well-off family with a big house in the NYC suburbs. And my brother's hot chef friend. Read full review

LONDON IS THE BEST CITY IN AMERICA

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A family wedding forces a runaway fiancée to stick her toe back in the dating pool.In this weightless debut, Emmy Everett emerges from seclusion—three years in Rhode Island working in a tackle shop ... Read full review

Contents

part one
5
I
69
II
131
III
173
IV
211
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Laura Dave is the author of the acclaimed novel London is the Best City in America, and most recently of Eight Hundred Grapes. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, Self, Redbook, ESPN the Magazine, and The New York Observer. Cosmopolitan magazine recently named her one of the “Fun and Fearless Phenoms” of the year. Dave currently lives in California.


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