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978-0-7679-0781-1 / 0767907817

Bookends: A Novel

by Green, Jane

Publisher:Broadway Books

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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About the book:

On the heels of her national bestsellers Jemima J and Mr. Maybe, British sensation Jane Green delivers a sparkling tale of old friends reunited and old jealousies rekindled.

Catherine Warner and Simon Nelson are best friends: total opposites, always together, and both unlucky in love. Cath is scatterbrained, messy, andsince she had her heart broken a few years backemotionally closed off. Si is impossibly tidy, bitchy, and desperate for a man of his own. They live in Londons West Hampstead along with their lifelong friends, Josh and Lucy, who are happily married with a devil-spawn child and a terrifying Swedish nanny, Ingrid.

Alls well (sort of) until the sudden arrival of a college friendthe stunningly beautiful Portia, whos known for breaking hearts. Though theyve grown up and grown apart from Portia, the four friends welcome her back into the fold. But does Portia have a hidden agenda or is she merely looking to reconnect with old friends? Her reappearance soon unleashes a rollicking series of events that tests the foursomes friendships to the limit and leaves them wondering if a happy ending is in store.

Fortunately, Cath has plenty to take her mind off Portias schemeslike her gutsy decision to leave her job in advertising to fulfill her dream of opening a bookstore. And then theres James, the sexy real-estate agent who keeps dropping by even after the bookstore deal is done. With his irresistible smile and boyish charm could he be the one to melt Caths heart?

Told with Jane Greens captivating wit and flare, Bookends is above all a story about friendshipits twists, turns and complicationsand how it weathers the challenges of love, ambition, marriage, and, most of all, growing up. Warmhearted, sophisticated, and full of delicious surprises, Bookends is Greens most dazzling novel yet.


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