The First Husband: A Novel

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Penguin, May 12, 2011 - Fiction - 256 pages
9 Reviews
The third novel from the acclaimed author of Eight Hundred Grapes and the forthcoming Hello Sunshine

"A fresh, funny take on the search for a soulmate." —People

Laura Dave has already won adoring fans everywhere from Hollywood to the heartland, and she continues to win over readers with her addictive stories and astute insights about modern love. Los Angeles–based travel writer Annie Adams thinks she has it all. Nick, her longtime film director boyfriend, has finally hit the big time, her column is syndicated, and they've got a great dog. Then Nick moves out. Three months later, Annie is married to Griffin, a down-to-earth chef with a restaurant in the Berkshires. When Nick asks for a second chance, Annie is torn between her husband and the man she might have been meant to marry.
 

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User Review  - micahmom2002 - LibraryThing

A cute quick read. After being dumped by her boyfriend of 5 yrs for a reconnection on facebook, Annie finds herself falling for someone else and not only marrying but moving clear across the country ... Read full review

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User Review  - CreativeJunkie - LibraryThing

I'd probably give this 3.5 stars, but I'm rounding up. This was a super quick read; I finished it in half a day. The beginning of this book had me, hook, line and sinker. It was heartbreaking, yeah ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
24
Section 4
26
Section 5
38
Section 6
40
Section 7
48
Section 8
56
Section 21
135
Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
167
Section 28
172

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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About the author (2011)

Laura Dave is the author of the acclaimed novel London is the Best City in America. 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, where she is at work on a new novel.

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