Heart of the Matter

By Emily Giffin
(Griffin, Paperback, 9780312554170, 383pp.)

Publication Date: March 15, 2011

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A powerful, provocative novel about marriage and motherhood, love and forgiveness.

Tessa Russo is a stay-at-home mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Valerie Anderson is an attorney and single mother to six-year-old Charlie—a boy who has never known his father. Although both women live in the same Boston suburb, they are strangers to one another and have little in common, aside from a fierce love for their children. But one night, a tragic accident causes their lives to converge in ways no one could have imagined.

This is the moving, luminous story of good people caught in untenable circumstances. Each being tested in ways they never thought possible. Each questioning everything they once believed. And each ultimately discovering what truly matters most.

 




About the Author
Emily Giffin is the author of "Something Borrowed", her smash-hit debut novel that was made into a major motion picture. She is also the author of "Something Blue", "Baby Proof", "Love the One You're With", and "Heart of the Matter". 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. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and children.


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  1. Discuss the opening lines of the novel: “Whenever I hear of someone else’s tragedy . . . I find myself reconstructing those final ordinary moments. Moments that make up our lives. Moments that were blissfully taken for granted—and that likely would have been forgotten altogether but for what followed. The before snapshots.” Have you had an event in your life with clear before and after snapshots? What were those snapshots for you?

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