First Comes Love

Author(s): Emily Giffin
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Jun 28, 2016
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Audio (12.12 hours)
Product Number: Z100101948
Released: Jun 28, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780804127639
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A pair of sisters find themselves at a crossroads in this dazzling new novel from the author of Something Borrowed, Where We Belong, and The One & Only. First Comes Love is a story about family, friendship, and the courage to follow your own heart-wherever that may lead. Growing up, Josie and Meredith Garland shared a loving, if sometimes contentious, relationship. Josie was impulsive, spirited, and outgoing, Meredith hardworking, thoughtful, and reserved. When tragedy strikes, their delicate bond splinters. Fifteen years later, Josie and Meredith are in their late thirties, following very different paths. Josie, a first grade teacher, is single-and this close to swearing off dating for good. What she wants more than the right guy, however, is to become a mother-a feeling that is heightened when her ex-boyfriend's daughter is assigned to her class. Determined to have the future she's always wanted, Josie decides to take matters into her own hands. On the outside, Meredith is the model daughter with the perfect life. A successful attorney, she's married to a wonderful man, and together they're raising a beautiful four-year-old daughter. Yet lately Meredith feels dissatisfied and restless, secretly wondering if she chose the life that was expected of her rather than the one she truly desired. As the anniversary of their tragedy looms, and painful secrets from the past begin to surface, Josie and Meredith must not only confront the issues that divide them but also come to terms with their own choices. In their journey toward understanding and forgiveness, both sisters discover that they need each other more than they knew-and that in the search for true happiness, love always comes first. Praise for First Comes Love "An engaging story of sisterly love...?lluminating and engrossing."-People "[Emily] Giffin delivers another emotionally honest work...? First Comes Love is a heart-stirring novel about the many layers of sibling rivalry."-Associated Press "First Comes Love brings [Giffin] back with a vengeance. Tales of sisters have been at the core of other great novels, but Giffin turns that relationship upside down and makes her view a fascinating one."-Huffington Post "Moving and complex, [First Comes Love] proves [that Emily Giffin is] still at the top of her game."-Booklist "Giffin juggles Josie's quest for motherhood and Meredith's internal conflicts deftly...? Giffin paints a realistic portrait of the troubled and complex relationship between a pair of sisters."-Kirkus Reviews "This is Giffin at her finest-a fantastic, memorable story."-Publishers Weekly "First Comes Love is an un-put-down-able, smart, and thoughtful novel that will make you think about the nature of family and how our past informs our present."-PopSugar "Giffin's talent is pretty much unparalleled when it comes to the modern woman's story about life, love and famil

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Author(s): Emily Giffin
Product Number EB00622657
Released: Jun 28, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: #9780345546937

Professional reviews

"Narrators Catherine Taber and Emily Foster give a compelling performance as two sisters struggle to move through a family tragedy that has impacted their lives and their fragile relationship with each other. Taber's high pitch and energetic voice define 37-year-old independent and headstrong Josie Garland, whose sweet tones and beauty make her a popular first-grade teacher but don't help her in her relationship with her sister, Meredith, portrayed by Foster. Foster's sultry, resonant voice establishes her role as the older, stable, and introverted sister, who is also navigating through her ideas about love, marriage, and family. Foster's and Taber's voices bring out the sisters' dynamic interplay as family secrets surface, creating a stirring listening experience. M.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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