By Emily Giffin
(St. Martin's Paperbacks, Mass Market Paperback, 9780312548070, 384pp.)
Publication Date: April 26, 2011
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.
Darcy Rhone has always been able to rely on a few things: her beauty and charm. Her fiancé Dex. Her lifelong best friend Rachel. She never needed anything else. Or so she thinks until Dex calls of their dream wedding and she uncovers the ultimate betrayal. Blaming everyone but herself, Darcy flees to London and attempts to recreate her glamorous life on a new continent. But to her dismay, she discovers that her tried-and-true tricks no longer apply—and that her luck has finally expired. It is only then that she can begin her journey toward redemption, forgiveness, and true love.
Emily Giffin is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law. After practicing litigation at a Manhattan firm for several years, she moved to London to write full time. The author of four other New York Times bestselling novels, Something Borrowed, Baby Proof, Love the One You’re With, and Heart of the Matter, she now lives in Atlanta with her husband and three young children. Visit www.emilygiffin.com.
"[A] modern-day Jane Austen." —Vanity Fair“Giffin's writing is warm and engaging. Readers will find themselves cheering for Darcy as she proves people can change in this captivating tale.” —Booklist (starred review) "Highly entertaining…Despite a happy ending, Giffin raises thorny questions. A long friendship can (like marriage) turn claustrophobic or abusive. Is infidelity the solution? And why are pretty girls so easily taken in by scheming Plain Janes?" —Boston Globe"[Giffin's] plotting and prose are so engaging that she quickly becomes a fun, friendly presence in your reading life." —Chicago Sun-Times"The author’s impressive knack for intimacy and insight sparkles in this delightful novel." —Hamptons magazine"SOMETHING BLUE goes beyond the traditional conventions in a witty and compelling way, and reaffirms a lesson we all should have learned long ago: Love doesn’t need a fairy tale, fancy wrapping or a big price tag. Often, it’s better without." —Charlotte Observer"Darcy is Scarlett O’Hara set in modern [day]. Giffin orchestrates [her] gradual change ingeniously…[and] successfully answers any ‘Gone With the Wind’ fan who wondered if, after Rhett Butler decided he didn’t give a damn, Scarlett ever morphed into someone softer." —Newark Star-Ledger
“Smartly written. The dialogue is real with lightly rendered lessons about what really matters in life…Emily Giffin knows what she’s doing.” —Winston-Salem Journal
“Emily Giffin’s sophomore effort is a joy to read from start to finish, taking the egotistical villainess of her first novel and turning her into an unlikely heroine. Any woman who carries the scars of a broken friendship will appreciate this literary gem, which covers every emotional battleground possible—from rejection and betrayal to self-discovery and pregnancy.” —CanWest
“A touching depiction of one woman’s surprising discoveries about the true meaning of friendship and happily-ever after. Sometimes you can lose it all, only to find everything in the end.” —The State (SC)
More than 150 writers from 40 events will gather in New York City for PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, April 28 – May 4, 2014.
For its 10th anniversary, the festival celebrates those who have dared to stand ‘on the edge,’ risking their careers, and sometimes their lives, to speak out for their art and beliefs. Join us for a wide range of events, including debates, one-on-one conversations, participatory workshops and performances in venues throughout the city. Use the code PEN14 (use PEN2014 for events at The Public Theater) and receive a 20 percent discount on most events. www.worldvoicesfestival.org