The Divorce Party

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The Divorce Party

By Laura Dave

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143115601, 246pp.

Publication Date: April 28, 2009

Description

" Sizzle Factor: SPF 50. A secret marriage, lies about affairs . . . even sex on the day of the divorce party" ("USA Today")-the hottest beach read of the summer
The second novel fromLaura Dave, the acclaimed author of"Eight Hundred Grapes." In "The Divorce Party," she captures a much-discussed cultural phenomenon that has never been profiled in fiction before-divorce celebrations-with her characteristic wit and warmth. Set in Hamptons high society, "The Divorce Party" features two women-one newly engaged and one at the end of her marriage-trying to answer the same question: when should you fight to save a relationship, and when should you let go?
An insightful and funny multi-generational story, this deeply moving novel is sure to touch anyone whose heart has weathered an unexpected storm.


About the Author
Laura Dave is the international bestselling author of "Eight Hundred Grapes", "The First Husband", "The Divorce Party" and "London is the Best City in America". Her novels have been published in fifteen countries and optioned as major motion pictures. Dave's writing has appeared in "The New York Times", "Glamour", "Self", "Redbook" and "Cosmopolitan". She lives in Santa Monica.


Praise For The Divorce Party

"A revealing, honest portrait of how love binds us together-and drives us apart."
-Kate Jacobs, author of The Friday Night Knitting Club

" Events unfold over the course of a day, but the lessons learned have their roots in a lifetime."
-Elle

" Incredibly deft, utterly satisfying . . . I love every character. A triumph of a first novel!"
-Melissa Bank, author of The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing

"Elegant, accessible prose and compelling portraits of relationships."
- Cosmopolitan