All We Ever Wanted

All We Ever Wanted

A Novel

Book - 2018
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"The new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of First comes love raises the daunting question: In the midst of a scandal that threatens a perfect life, how far are you willing to go to protect the ones you love? Nina Browning married a third-generation Nashvillian, enjoys a newly lavish lifestyle thanks to the sudden success of her husband's tech business, and has a son, Finch, who just got accepted to Princeton. Thomas Talone is a single dad, works multiple jobs and has a daughter, Lyla, who was recently accepted to Nashville's most prestigious private high school on a scholarship. They couldn't be prouder. Then scandal strikes, and the worlds of these very different families collide. Lyla passes out at a party, drunk and half-naked. Finch snaps a picture, types out a caption and click--sends it out to a few friends. The photo spreads quickly, and soon heated reactions bubble throughout the already-divided community. Before long, the families find themselves in the midst of an ethical war as their community takes sides, throws blame and implodes. The gray area between right and wrong grows thick, and Nina and Tom are forced to question every assumption they've held about love and family loyalty. Emily Giffin tells a riveting story of characters who face impossible choices--but emerge to live a life truer to themselves than they ever had before."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : Doubleday Canada, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780385689700
Branch Call Number: FIC Giffi
Characteristics: 334 pages ; 25 cm

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lindahartm52
Aug 18, 2018

Wealth, Nashville/Belle Meade, honesty, sexual abuse, suicide, redemption, building a real home and sanctuary

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writermala
Aug 14, 2018

I can't say that Emily Giffin was at her best in this book but I did read it in one sitting. Nashville elite Nina, Kirk, and Finch Browning are millionaires and Finch has been accepted to Princeton much to his parents's delight. Is that going to be jeopardized by one silly photograph of Lyla (Tom's daughter) Volpe? Giffin has created strong characters. I loved hating Kirk, and I loved loving Nina, as for Finch I couldn't be sure. Lyla and Tom, who lived on the "wrong side of the tracks" were passionate people whom one had to like. The problem with the book was that the story consisted only of this one prank and its repercussions; so it dragged on in some places. Not a bad read all in all.

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LibraryLES
Aug 11, 2018

Easy read and good characters. Story all of a sudden seemed rushed at the end.

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bibliomum
Aug 09, 2018

Another great story told by Emily Giffin. 3 different narrators in a story that unfolds with so many sides to examine.

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lovebugworm
Aug 06, 2018

A very interesting novel that zooms through the pages, and makes you want to keep reading even when it is bedtime. Her books are always fabulous and fun. She can;t write them fast enough for me as I love her style of writing.

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curd5223
Aug 01, 2018

Reading this book is such a waste of time. Tiring reading the author's political views. I just want to read a novel for enjoyment .

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midori_hon
Jul 17, 2018

a timely story about the implications of being hormonal teenagers with little impulse control. this was more like the early emily giffin books, a fast summer read.

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kfasciano
Jul 12, 2018

Another fantastic novel from Emily Giffin!

Nina, Lyla and Tom are such distinct but similar voices and characters. There are so many different themes running throughout the narrative but they all intertwine to tell a story about finding yourself and discovering strength to be your own person.

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