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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Emily Giffin  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1972 in Baltimore, Maryland

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Giffin's family moved to Naperville in 1986. She attended Naperville North High School and earned her undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Emily Giffin is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law. After practicing litigation at a Manhattan firm for several years, she moved to London to write full time. The author of seven New York Times bestselling novels, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love The One You're With, Heart of the Matter, Where We Belong, and The One & Only, she lives in Atlanta


'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

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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.

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 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.

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.

ISBN: 0399178953. OCLC Number: 1122802071

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In the irresistible new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All We Ever Wanted and Something Borrowed, a young woman falls hard for an impossibly perfect man before he disappears without a trace . . .

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: 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: 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.

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.