If We Lived Here (Paperback)

By Lindsey Palmer

Kensington Publishing Corporation, 9780758294357, 352pp.

Publication Date: March 31, 2015

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Description

Razor-sharp and thought-provoking, Lindsey J. Palmer's incisive new novel both celebrates and skewers modern relationships and their milestones, offering a witty and wise look at what it takes to commit--to love, to a home, and to the life that's right for you.
After three years of dating and trading nights at their respective New York City apartments, Emma Feit and Nick O'Hare are moving in together. Or they will be, as soon as they find the right place. For two happily-in-love professionals--Nick's a teacher, Emma tutors college-bound teens--with good credit and stellar references, how hard can it be? As it turns out, very--in ways that are completely unexpected.
Suddenly Emma is filled with questions about cohabiting, about giving up her freedom--not to mention about who's going to clean the toilet. And while her best friend plans a dream wedding to her wealthy fiance, and her older brother settles into suburban bliss, Emma must figure out what home means to her--and how on earth to get there.
If We Lived Here is a brisk and insightful look at the complications of cohabitation. Harper's Bazaar
This lighthearted read... shined a heartwarming, insightful light on love. FIRST for Women

If We Lived Here cleverly explores the highs and lows (mostly lows) of apartment hunting in New York City.It is also a journey into the complexity of romantic relationships, the changing dynamics of friendship in your 30s, and ultimately the quest for a home. The Huffington Post.


About the Author

Lindsey J. Palmer is a writer, editor, and educator. She worked in the magazine industry for seven years, most recently as Features Editor at Self, and previously at Redbook and Glamour. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she earned a Master of Arts in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and taught A.P. Literature and Creative Writing at a Manhattan public school for three years. Nowadays she's a scriptwriter at BrainPOP, an animated educational site for kids, which means she spends her days researching topics as diverse as Nuclear Fusion, Emily Dickinson, and the Tuskegee Airmen, and then translating what she's learned into an engaging, narrative format. Lindsey lives in Brooklyn with her husband. Visit her at lindseyjpalmer.com and www.facebook.com/lindseyjpalmerauthor.
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