The Girl He Used to Know (Hardcover)
St. Martin's Press, 9781250200358, 304pp.
Publication Date: April 2, 2019
New York Times bestselling author of On the Island, Tracey Garvis Graves, presents the compelling, hopelessly romantic novel of unconditional love.
Annika (rhymes with Monica) Rose is an English major at the University of Illinois. Anxious in social situations where she finds most people's behavior confusing, she'd rather be surrounded by the order and discipline of books or the quiet solitude of playing chess.
Jonathan Hoffman joined the chess club and lost his first game--and his heart--to the shy and awkward, yet brilliant and beautiful Annika. He admires her ability to be true to herself, quirks and all, and accepts the challenges involved in pursuing a relationship with her. Jonathan and Annika bring out the best in each other, finding the confidence and courage within themselves to plan a future together. What follows is a tumultuous yet tender love affair that withstands everything except the unforeseen tragedy that forces them apart, shattering their connection and leaving them to navigate their lives alone.
Now, a decade later, fate reunites Annika and Jonathan in Chicago. She's living the life she wanted as a librarian. He's a Wall Street whiz, recovering from a divorce and seeking a fresh start. The attraction and strong feelings they once shared are instantly rekindled, but until they confront the fears and anxieties that drove them apart, their second chance will end before it truly begins.
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Praise For The Girl He Used to Know…
"I adore Tracey Garvis Graves' work." - Sarah Pekkanen, New York Times bestselling co-author of The Wife Between Us
"Written with sensitivity and spot-on truth, this is the most riveting, rewarding, refreshing novel I've read in years." - Barbara Delinsky, New York Times bestselling author of Sweet Salt Air
"From page one, this enchanting story resonates with gentle humor and lush detail. Jonathan and Annika are brave and reckless in the best of ways, giving and accepting forgiveness, risking their hearts on one more moment to love each other. I adored this book." - Tammara Webber, New York Times bestselling author of Easy and Breakable
Tracey Garvis Graves pens a compelling novel with beautifully rendered characters, an extraordinary tale filled with sensitivity and empathy that gives readers a peek into the world of autism through the eyes of a woman who proves to be as audacious as she is charming. Readers, don't you dare miss this love story." - Kellie Coates Gilbert, author of the Sun Valley Series
"No one does unexpected romance like Tracey Garvis Graves—and with her latest, Graves has bested even herself. Smart and sensitive, with wholly original characters you can’t help but root for, The Girl He Used to Know is unlike any book I’ve read. I loved every page.” —Camille Pagán, bestselling author of Life and Other Near-Death Experiences
"Tracey delivers another romantic gem! This time an engaging exploration of second-chance love mixed with real-life drama. The last few chapters had my heart beating fast and furious.” —Dina Silver, author of No Time To Blink and One Pink Line