Heart of the Matter

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Thorndike Press, 2010 - Fiction - 537 pages
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Tessa Russo is the mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Despite her own mother's warnings, Tessa has given up her career to focus on her family. Valerie Anderson is an attorney and single mother to six-year-old Charlie - a boy who has never known his father. She has given up on romance, believing that it is always safer not to expect too much. Although both women live in the same Boston suburb, the two have relatively little in common. But one night, a tragic accident causes their lives to converge in ways no one could have imagined.

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User Review  - Emma_Manolis - LibraryThing

What a roller coaster ride. I thought this novel was well written but it really lacked depth. I wanted to know these characters but instead of really revealing the main character's layers Giffin ... Read full review

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User Review  - Indygirl - LibraryThing

beautifully written. Very realistic. Gave me chills…as it is so telling to so much of what I have felt and lived in a previous life. Listened on audio by Cynthia Nixon Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Emily Giffin was born March 20, 1972 in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned her undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University. She then attended law school at the University of Virginia. After graduating in 1997, she moved to Manhattan and worked in the litigation department of Winston & Strawn. In 2001, she moved to London and began writing full time. In 2002 she signed a two-book deal with St. Martin's Press. While doing revisions on Something Borrowed, she found the inspiration for a sequel, Something Blue. Something Borrowed was released spring 2004. It received positive reviews and made the extended New York Times bestsellers list. Something Blue followed in 2005, and in 2006, her third, Baby Proof, made its debut. Giffin spent 2007 finishing her fourth novel. The next three novels were international bestsellers, and appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List, among many others. Something Borrowed and Something Blue have been optioned for film. In 2012 and 2013 her title Where We Belong also made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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