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Something Borrowed Paperback – 19 May 2007

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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (19 May 2007)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 341 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0312321198
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0312321192
  • Dimensions : 14.17 x 2.36 x 21.01 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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"A modern-day Jane Austen." --Vanity Fair

"What kind of self-described 'nice girl' would sleep with her best friend's fiancé? One who's seriously flawed, like this delightful debut novel's heroine, but also surprisingly winning and real." --Glamour

"This page-turning, heartbreakingly honest debut...deftly depicts the hopeful hearts behind an unsympathetic situation." --Entertainment Weekly

"Both hilarious and thoughtfully written, resisting the frequent tendency of first-time novelists to make their characters and situations a little too black-and-white. You may never think of friendships - their duties, the oblique dances of power and their give-and-take - quite the same way again." --Seattle Times

"A thrill to read." --Washington Post

"Sharply observed and beautifully etched." --Newark Star-Ledger

"Dead-on dialogue, real-life complexity and genuine warmth." --Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Forget 'Bergdorf Blondes.' The [book] you want in your bag this year is Emily Giffin's SOMETHING BORROWED. It's smarter, less arch and more believable." --San Francisco Chronicle

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Everyone is raving about Emily Giffin and Something Borrowed!

Emily Giffin brings a fresh, new voice to women's fiction. Something Borrowed is a deftly written and convincing tale of a friendship gone comically---and at times poignantly---awry.
- Meg Cabot, author of The Boy Next Door and The Princess Diaries

Something Borrowed is a winner; it has rare emotional depth. In Something Borrowed, Rachel, a perpetually self-sacrificing nice girl, shocks herself by launching an affair with her best friend's fiancé. This first blow for freedom sets off a chain reaction that will inspire pathologically nice girls everywhere to strike blows of their own.
- Valerie Frankel, author of The Accidental Virgin

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin is a luxurious page-turner of a debut novel that marks the arrival of a tremendously bright, clever new voice in women's fiction. In quick-moving, captivating prose punctuated with dead-on dialogue, Giffin deftly captures the complications and humor of love, betrayal, career, and friendship for a city girl at the edge of thirty; you forget this is just a novel and won't want to put it down.
- Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, author of The Dirty Girls Social Club and Playing with Boys

I absolutely loved it and read it in two sittings because I could not put it down. It was amazing to me how Emily handled this complex moral issue with such compassion and clear-sightedness. I believed it all the way and forgot about the rest of my life while I was immersed in it. Her three main characters are portrayed as multifaceted and endearingly flawed---just like real human beings. Something Borrowed is also very well written---nice, spare prose, which kept me pressing forward, agog to know what happened. This is a book which takes a clear-eyed look at the rivalry that exists in even the best of friendships. Congratulations to Emily on having written such a compelling, engrossing, and uplifting book.
- Marian Keyes, author of Sushi for Beginners

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