Immediate Family

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 3, 2007 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Fifteen years after their Princeton graduation, Jay, Franny, Emerson, and Stevie meet at a college reunion. Life has taken each of them in different directions -- Jay is a married man with a baby on the way, while Franny yearns for a child. Divorced single mom Emerson is drawn to a man who challenges her assumptions about finding a once-in-a-lifetime love. And Stevie has recently been rocked by a shocking revelation -- the answer to a long-kept family secret.

Now the bond between them takes a surprising twist, one that changes how each feels about family and friendship. One thing is certain: They will all find their heart's desires in the last place they imagine -- as they discover that family is less about blood ties than the warm embrace of ones who accept them as they are.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Four college chums struggle with adulthood and relationships long after graduation in this feel-good novel from Goudge (Otherwise Engaged, 2005).Inseparable at Princeton, Stevie, Franny, Emerson and ... Read full review

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Fifteen years after graduation, four close college friends are dealing with family and romantic relationship issues. Entertainment news reporter Stevie is afraid to commit to Ryan, a documentary ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Eileen Goudge is the New York Times bestselling author whose novels include Otherwise Engaged, One Last Dance, Garden of Lies, and Thorns of Truth. There are more than three million copies of her books in print worldwide. An avid baker, she is the author of a cookbook entitled Something Warm from the Oven: Baking Memories, Making Memories. She lives in New York City with her husband, entertainment reporter Sandy Kenyon. Visit her website at

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