Who Do You Love A Novel by Jennifer Weiner

Who Do You Love A Novel by Jennifer Weiner
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Synopsis
An unforgettable story about true love, real life, and second chances... Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are just eight years old when they meet one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she's intrigued by the boy who shows up alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story. After Andy's taken back to a doctor and Rachel's sent back to her bed, they think they'll never see each other again. Rachel grows up in an affluent Florida suburb, the popular and protected daughter of two doting parents. Andy grows up poor in Philadelphia with a single mom and a rare talent for running. Yet, over the next three decades, Andy and Rachel will meet again and again--linked by chance, history, and the memory of the first time they met, a night that changed the course of both of their lives. A sweeping, warmhearted, and intimate tale, "Who Do You Love" is an extraordinary novel about the passage of time, the way people change and change each other, and how the measure of a life is who you love.

From the "hilarious, heartbreaking, and insightful" ( The Miami Herald ) bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes a sweeping, modern day fairy tale about first romance and lasting love. Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are eight years old when they meet late one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she's intrigued by the boy who shows up all alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story. After Andy's taken back to the emergency room and Rachel's sent back to her bed, they think they'll never see each other again. Rachel, the beloved, popular, and protected daughter of two doting parents, grows up wanting for nothing in a fancy Florida suburb. Andy grows up poor in Philadelphia with a single mom and a rare talent that will let him become one of the best runners of his generation. Over the course of three decades, through high school and college, marriages and divorces, from the pinnacles of victory and the heartbreak of defeat, Andy and Rachel will find each other again and again, until they are finally given a chance to decide whether love can surmount difference and distance and if they've been running toward each other all along. With honesty, wit, and clear-eyed observations about men and women, love and fate, and the truth about happy endings, Jennifer Weiner delivers two of her most memorable characters, and a love story you'll never forget.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 145161781X
ISBN-13 9781451617818

Key Details
Author Jennifer Weiner
Number Of Pages 400 pages
Format Hardcover
Publication Date 2015-08-11
Language English
Publisher Atria Books

Additional Details
Copyright Date 2015

Dimensions
Height 1.2 In.
Width 6 In.
Length 9 In.

Target Audience
Group Trade

Classification Method
LCCN 2015-022739
LC Classification Number PS3573.E3935W48 2015
Dewey Decimal 813.6
Dewey Edition 23

Reviews
"A good old-fashioned heartstrings-puller, one that readers will happily lose themselves in at the beach (or anywhere else, really)."

"A must read... This roller-coaster romance-of two people from two very different sides of the track-proves we can't choose who we love."

"A novel about first love, growing up, and fate from the incomparable Jennifer Weiner. Who Do You Love is a love story about two people who fall in and out of touch over and over again but never stop thinking about each other." "

"A refreshing love story that takes you inside the heads of two very real characters, and it reads just like your favorite movie."

"A tale of love against the odds...Weiner's latest is a summer heart-warmer."

"Compulsively readable. . . . Weiner's skill is in the specifics. There's no doubt she knows how to delivers a certain kind of story, and well."

"It's The Fault in Our Stars all grown-up: Two kids meet in an ER, cross paths later-and don't die. Thank you, book gods."

"It's like One Day meets 'When Harry Met Sally' meets your new beach read."

"Next up on our summer reading list: This newly-released must-read!"

"Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are an unlikely pair with an even more unlikely meeting as children in a Florida hospital. While that encounter was brief, the impact was long lasting.As the duo grows up-Rachel explores a life that involves helping others while Andy turns his childhood passion for running into a career-they have a few chance encounters that shape the rest of their lives. Who Do You Love is a refreshing love story that takes you inside the heads of two very real characters, and it reads just like your favorite movie."

"Readers will simultaneously want to savor and devour Weiner's latest... With her well-known humor and charm, she conveys the essence of first love, particularly the adage that true love never dies. Complete with a riveting, realistic recounting of 9/11 and a plot twist that will make your jaw drop, Weiner's brilliantly written novel will capture your heart."

"The author of In Her Shoes gives you all the feels. About two kids who meet in an unexpected way...and continue to do so throughout their lives. It's like One Day meets 'When Harry Met Sally' meets your new beach read."

"The latest novel in the American author's wildly adored canon is an engaging summer read about a romance that simmers over a lifetime...another heartbreaking and witty tale on the perils of finding-and keeping-that first love."

"This moving story of love that spans a lifetime is Weiner at her heartstring-tugging best... Andy and Rachel fall in love and fall apart, over and over, in this emotional outing from Weiner.Through marriages, deaths, scandals, and successes, they keep finding their ways back to each other. Does their connection mean they're meant to be together-or are their differences simply too big to overcome? It's hard not to get invested in Weiner's characters, particularly Andy, who struggles to deal with his father's absence, his biracial identity, and feelings of being left out of Rachel's privileged world... There are plenty of twists and turns in their relationship, and it's satisfying to watch them wind their ways toward the novel's perfectly realized conclusion."

"Weiner ventured into new territory in her latest entry in her signature genre:popular, smart fiction for and about grown-up women. Who Do You Love opens with Rachel and Andy actually meeting briefly as 8-year-olds in a busy hospital ER waiting room, then quickly separates them for the first time-but not the last-in the story that spans three decades. Told in chapters that alternate between Rachel's and Andy's lives, it's a first for Weiner in that the man essentially gets equal time in one of her books."

"Weiner's books are about very real, three-dimensional women who face very real, complex problems:body image issues, distant mothers, alcoholic fathers, infertility, addiction,cheating partners, loneliness, societal biases, suburban snobbery, and more. Reading one of her books is a completely engrossing experience, and you finish the final page feeling like you can face your own challenges with just a little more courage."

"Weiner's latest is pure romance and utterly heart tugging, showcasing her ability to write characters that readers will instantly connect with, flaws and all. There is a special delight here in getting to know Rachel and Andy from childhood to adulthood, and readers will find themselves laughing, crying, and hoping right along with the pair."