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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Emily Giffin  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1972 in Baltimore, Maryland


-- Website -- http://www.emilygiffin.com
-- Emily Giffin on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=emily+giffin

E-Mail: -- kate@emilygiffin.com


Illinois Connection

In 1986 Emily's family moved to Naperville, Illinois. She attended Naperville North High School and earned her undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University.

Biographical and Professional Information

After graduating from law school in 1997, Giffin moved to Manhattan and worked in the litigation department of Winston & Strawn. However, she was determined to seriously pursue her writing. In 2001, she moved to London and began writing full time. Her first young adult novel, ''Lily Holding True'', was rejected by eight publishers. Giffin began a new novel, then titled ''Rolling the Dice'', which became the bestselling novel ''Something Borrowed''. She did not give up and ultimately ended up signing a two book deal with St. Martin's Press. She has since gone on to write several more books. Giffin currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.


Awards

Something Borrowed


-- Number One Bestseller, New York Times
-- Starred Review, Booklist
-- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2013

Something Blue


-- Starred Review, Booklist

Heart of the Matter


-- Starred Review, Booklist

Where We Belong


-- Number One Bestseller, New York Times

The One & Only


-- Number One Bestseller, New York Times
-- One of the Best Books of the Year, Popsugar

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

All we ever wanted :
ISBN: 0399178929. OCLC Number: 1023814893

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Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville's elite. Her husband's tech business is booming, and her adored son, Finch, is bound for Princeton. Tom Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs. His adored daughter, Lyla, attends Nashville's most prestigious private school on a scholarship. But amid the wealth and privilege, Lyla doesn't always fit in. Then one devastating photo changes everything. Finch snaps a picture of Lyla passed out at a party, adds a provocative caption, and sends it to a few friends. The photo spreads like wildfire, and before long, an already divided community is buzzing with scandal and assigning blame. In the middle of it all, Nina finds herself relating more to Tom's reaction than her own husband's -- and facing an impossible choice.

ALL WE EVER WANTED.
ISBN: 178746282X. OCLC Number: 1044803714

ARROW Books LTD,. .

Baby proof
ISBN: 9781429904636. OCLC Number: 861508370

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The author of the smash hits Something Borrowed and Something Blue comes a novel that explores the question: is there ever a deal-breaker when it comes to true love' First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes ... a baby carriage' Isn't that what all women want' Not so for Claudia Parr. And just as she gives up on finding a man who feels the same way, she meets warm, wonderful Ben. Things seem too good to be true when they fall in love and agree to buck tradition with a satisfying, child-free marriage. Then the unexpected occurs: one of them has a change of heart. One of them wants children after all. This is the witty, heartfelt story about what happens to the perfect couple when they suddenly want different things. It's about feeling that your life is set and then realizing that nothing is as you thought it was--and that there is no possible compromise. It's about deciding what is most important in life, and taking chances to get it. But most of all, it's about the things we will do--and won't do--for love.

Baby proof /
ISBN: 0312348649. OCLC Number: 63117061

St. Martin's Press,. .

Is there ever a deal-breaker when it comes to true love? What happens to the perfect couple when they suddenly want different things? First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes--a baby carriage. Isn't that what all women want? Not so for Claudia Parr. And just as she gives up on finding a man who feels the same way, she meets warm, wonderful Ben. Things seem too good to be true when they fall in love and agree to buck tradition with a satisfying, child-free marriage. Then the unexpected occurs: one of them has a change of heart. One of them wants children after all.--From publisher description.

First comes love
ISBN: 9781400026517. OCLC Number: 939203900

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Meredith thought she'd done it all right--married the perfect man, had the perfect daughter--but as she grows increasingly restless, she can't help but wonder if she got the love part wrong.Josie has been happily single for years, but she wants a child of her own so much she's one bad Match.com date away from heading straight for the baby carriage all on her own.These sisters, whose relationship was strained by the tragic death of their older brother over a decade ago, now find that they need each other more than they realized.

First comes love :
ISBN: 034554692X. OCLC Number: 919683002

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"In this dazzling new novel, Emily Giffin, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed, Where We Belong, and The One & Only introduces a pair of sisters who find themselves at a crossroads. 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 family, their different responses to the event splinter their delicate bond. 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 ends up in 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 they need each other more than they knew. and that in the recipe for true happiness, love always comes first. Emotionally honest and utterly enthralling, First Comes Love is a story about family, friendship, and the courage to follow your own heart--wherever that may lead. Praise for Emily Giffin "Emily Giffin ranks as a grand master. She has traversed the slippery slopes of true love, lost love, marriage, motherhood, betrayal, forgiveness and redemption that have led her to be called 'a modern-day Jane Austen.' "--Chicago Sun-Times "A dependably down-to-earth, girlfriendly storyteller."--The New York Times "Giffin's talent lies in taking relatable situations and injecting enough wit and suspense to make them feel fresh."--People "Emily Giffin is the creator of characters so real and so enthrallingly flawed that people sometimes forget they are fictional."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution "When it comes to writing stories that resonate with real women, bestselling author Emily Giffin has hit her stride."--San Francisco Chronicle "Giffin knows a thing or two about writing a page turner."--Southern Living "Giffin's writing is true, smart, and heartfelt."--Entertainment Weekly"--

Heart of the matter
ISBN: 9781743186619. OCLC Number: 843012052

Findaway World, LLC ;. .

PLAYAWAY: As the wife of a leading paediatric plastic surgeon, Tessa Russo can't help but ontemplate how fragile life can be. Tessa knows how lucky she is, still madly in love with her husband after seven years, with two beautiful children. Yet beneath the perfect facade, the cracks are beginning to show. Valerie Anderson takes nothing for granted. But with one phone call, her world is turned upside down forever. As the lives of two very different women dramatically intersect, they are forced to question everything they hold dear and face a future that neither one had ever envisaged.

Heart of the matter /
ISBN: 0312554168. OCLC Number: 463675413

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Following a tragic accident, two women--Tessa Russo, a renowned pediatric surgeon, and Valerie Anderson, an attorney and single mother--living in the same Boston suburb but with relatively little in common aside from a fierce love for their children converge in ways no one could have imagined.

Love the one you're with /
ISBN: 0312348673. OCLC Number: 181601404

St. Martin's Press,. .

A chance encounter forces one woman to question her decisions, her marriage, and herself.

Something blue
ISBN: 9781429904629. OCLC Number: 861515770

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Her belief in the power of beauty shattered when her fiancé dumps her for a plain woman, a pregnant Darcy flees to London and struggles to rebuild her glamorous life before realizing that her past methods no longer work.

Something blue /
ISBN: 0312323859. OCLC Number: 57406230

St. Martin's Press,. .

Her belief in the power of beauty shattered when her fiancé dumps her for a plain woman, a pregnant Darcy flees to London and struggles to rebuild her glamorous life before realizing that her past methods no longer work.

Something borrowed /
ISBN: 031232118X. OCLC Number: 54046829

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After a night of indiscriminate partying, Rachel sleeps with a close friend's fiancé and is consumed with guilt, until the intensity of her feelings forces her to make a difficult choice.

The one & only
ISBN: 9780804127585. OCLC Number: 867114944

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Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker, Texas, a small college town that lives and dies by football, a passion she unabashedly shares. Raised alongside her best friend, Lucy, the daughter of Walker's legendary head coach, Shea was too devoted to her hometown team to leave. Instead she stayed in Walker for college, even taking a job in the university athletic department after graduation. But when an unexpected tragedy strikes, Shea's comfortable world is upended.

The one & only :
ISBN: 0345546903. OCLC Number: 871219391

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Centering her life on the successful Walker family, into which she plans to marry, Shea struggles to end her affair with a less-than-stellar boyfriend only to have her entire existence placed in question by the death of the family's mother.

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ISBN: 9789533160245. OCLC Number: 689915057

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Where we belong :
ISBN: 0312554192. OCLC Number: 759914192

St. Martin's Press,. .

Her carefully constructed life thrown into turmoil by the appearance of an eighteen-year-old girl with ties to her past, New York television producer Marian Caldwell is swept up in a maelstrom of personal discovery that changes both of their perceptions about family.

Where we belong :
ISBN: 1250069491. OCLC Number: 959596488

. .

Her carefully constructed life thrown into turmoil by the appearance of an eighteen-year-old girl with ties to her past, New York television producer Marian Caldwell is swept up in a maelstrom of personal discovery that changes both of their perceptions about family.