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• May 25, 2002 - Oct 22, 2010 •
Forever in my heart
Wow, another week gone by in a flash! Today I’m spotlighting The First Husband by Laura Dave in celebration of the paperback release on April 24/12. I wish I had the time to read this one right now because it sounds good and exactly like something I would enjoy. So, for now I’m going to share what the book is about with you, a bit about the author, and then a giveaway!
About The First Husband by Laura Dave
THE FIRST HUSBAND, from author Laura Dave whose novels have been optioned for film by Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, explores how we choose our partners and whether we can trust that choice once we’ve made it. In preparation for writing the book Dave interviewed countless subjects, from psychologists to the people next door, about the new nature of commitment and the best indicators that a marriage is going to work.
Annie Adams finally had her life on track: her blossoming career allowed her to travel the globe, and she had a comfortable home in Los Angeles with her live-in boyfriend, Nick, solid friends, and a great dog. Out of nowhere, Nick takes advice from a life coach and tells Annie he needs a break and moves out. A few days after Nick’s untimely exit, Annie drags herself to a local restaurant where she meets a chef, Griffin , the sort of man she never thought she’d fall for. Three months later, Griffin asks Annie to marry him and start a new life together in rural Massachusetts —forcing Annie to ask the question: can we start our lives again?
With THE FIRST HUSBAND, Laura Dave delivers a deeply honest, funny and wise story about a woman torn between her husband and the love of her life.
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About Laura Dave
Laura Dave was born in New York City in 1977 and grew up in Westchester County. She attended The University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated with a BA in English, and The University of Virginia, where she earned her MFA. While in school, Laura received several awards for her writing including The AWP Intro Award in Short Fiction.
Laura is the author of the acclaimed novels “The Divorce Party” and “London is the Best City in America.” In addition to writing books, Laura has also worked steadily as a journalist. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Glamour, Self, Modern Bride, Redbook, ESPN the Magazine, and The New York Observer, as well as on NPR’s All Things Considered.
In 2008, Cosmopolitan Magazine named Laura a “Fun and Fearless Phenom of the Year”, calling her “an inspiration” to young women.
Laura lives in southern California, where she is at work on a new novel.
GIVEAWAY DETAILS (US Only)
I have 2 copies of The First Husband by Laura Dave to share with my readers. To enter…
This giveaway is open to US residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winners on Saturday, May 5/12. Good luckBook Spotlights | Comments (70)