Heart of the Matter
"Giffin excels at creating complex characters and stories that ask us to explore what we really want from our lives."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tessa Russo is the mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Despite her own mother's warnings, Tessa has recently... show more
"Giffin excels at creating complex characters and stories that ask us to explore what we really want from our lives."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tessa Russo is the mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Despite her own mother's warnings, Tessa has recently given up her career to focus on her family and the pursuit of domestic happiness. From the outside, she seems destined to live a charmed life. Valerie Anderson is an attorney and single mother to six-year-old Charlie--a boy who has never known his father. After too many disappointments, she has given up on romance--and even to some degree, friendships--believing that it is always safer not to expect too much. Although both women live in the same Boston suburb, the two have relatively little in common aside from a fierce love for their children. But one night, a tragic accident causes their lives to converge in ways no one could have imagined. In alternating, pitch-perfect points of view, Emily Giffin creates a moving, luminous story of good people caught in untenable circumstances. Each being tested in ways they never thought possible. Each questioning everything they once believed. And each ultimately discovering what truly matters most.
Publish date: May 11th 2010
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Ciekawy sposób przedstawienia jakże smutnej historii pewnej zdrady małżeńskiej - dwa punkty widzenia - żony oraz kochanki. Choć temat ciężki, to czyta się wyjątkowo dobrze. Stylem przypomina pierwsze książki E.Giffin, nawiązuje do starych bohaterów mimo że historia zupełnie inna, nowa. Po przeczytan...
Emily Griffin knows how to write her characters. And because of that I will be reading all of her books (or most likely listening to them). Tessa has led a normal life with her plastic surgeon of a husband and her two kids. Her friends and family always there for her. When one day changes all of t...
W książce "Siedem lat później" autorka porusza temat zdrady po kilku latach małżeństwa. Czy i na ile można ufać mężczyźnie? Mężowi? Emily Giffin poddaje w wątpliwość fakt, że nawet najsłodszy, najmilszy, najlepszy (najbardziej wzorcowy mąż i ojciec) może ulec wdziękom innej kobiety. Nie chcąc za duż...
I always have issues with Giffin's stories about affairs and this one was no different. It's hard for me to root for two people having an affair because it makes me feel skeazy. I think it was obvious that neither person was happy in the marriage but I don't think an affair is the way to fix it whic...