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How to Walk Away

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
From the author of Happiness for Beginners comes the instant New York Times bestseller (May 2018), an unforgettable love story about finding joy even in the darkest of circumstances.

Margaret Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she’s worked for so hard and so long: a new dream job, a fiancé she adores, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in a brief, tumultuous moment.

In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Maggie must confront the unthinkable. First there is her fiancé, Chip, who wallows in self-pity while simultaneously expecting to be forgiven. Then, there's her sister Kit, who shows up after pulling a three-year vanishing act. Finally, there's Ian, her physical therapist, the one the nurses said was too tough for her. Ian, who won't let her give in to her pity, and who sees her like no one has seen her before. Sometimes the last thing you want is the one thing you need. Sometimes we all need someone to catch us when we fall. And sometimes love can find us in the least likely place we would ever expect.

How to Walk Away is Katherine Center at her very best—a masterpiece of a novel that is both hopeful and hilarious; truthful and wise; tender and brave.

Praise for How to Walk Away:

"A heartbreak of a novel that celebrates resilience and strength." —Jill Santopolo, bestselling author of The Light We Lost

"If you just read one book this year, read How to Walk Away." —Nina George, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop

"Warm, witty, and wonderfully observed." —Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love

"Sympathetic and refreshing!" —Elinor Lipman, bestselling author of The Family Man

"I can't think of a blurb good enough for this novel...poignant, funny, heartbreaking." —Jenny Lawson, bestselling author of Furiously Happy

Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"If you just read one book this year, read How to Walk Away." - Nina George

"Warm, witty, and wonderfully observed." - Emily Giffin

"Sympathetic and refreshing!" - Elinor Lipman

"A heartbreak of a novel that celebrates resilience and strength." - Jill Santopolo


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Used availability for Katherine Center's How to Walk Away

Hardback Editions

June 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: How to Walk Away (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Katherine Center
ISBN: 1-4328-5257-4 / 978-1-4328-5257-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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May 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: How to Walk Away: A Novel
Author(s): Katherine Center
ISBN: 1-250-14906-1 / 978-1-250-14906-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

February 2021 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: How to Walk Away: A Novel
Author(s): Katherine Center
ISBN: 1-250-78340-2 / 978-1-250-78340-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: How to Walk Away
Author(s): Katherine Center
ISBN: 1-4328-6909-4 / 978-1-4328-6909-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: How to Walk Away: A Novel
Author(s): Katherine Center
ISBN: 1-250-04731-5 / 978-1-250-04731-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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July 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ht Walk Away Target Signed: Target Signed Edition
Author(s): Katherine Center
ISBN: 1-250-25745-X / 978-1-250-25745-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Griffin
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August 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: How to Walk Away
Author(s): Katherine Center
ISBN: 1-5098-5894-6 / 978-1-5098-5894-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: How to Walk Away
Author(s): Katherine Center
ISBN: 1-5098-5897-0 / 978-1-5098-5897-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: How to Walk Away (International Edition)
Author(s): Katherine Center
ISBN: 1-250-19961-1 / 978-1-250-19961-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan USA
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Audio Editions

September 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: How To Walk Away
Author(s): Katherine Center
ISBN: 1-5290-0106-4 / 978-1-5290-0106-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: How To Walk Away
Author(s): Katherine Center
ISBN: 1-5290-0107-2 / 978-1-5290-0107-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan Audio
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August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: How to Walk Away
Author(s): Katherine Center
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon   


August 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: How to Walk Away
Author(s): Katherine Center
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: How to Walk Away
Author(s): Katherine Center
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: How to Walk Away: A Novel
Author(s): Katherine Center
ISBN: 1-4272-9687-1 / 978-1-4272-9687-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: How to Walk Away: A Novel
Author(s): Katherine Center
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: How to Walk Away: A Novel
Author(s): Katherine Center
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: How to Walk Away: A Novel
Author(s): Katherine Center
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: How to Walk Away
Author(s): Katherine Center
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: How to Walk Away
Author(s): Katherine Center
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: How to Walk Away: A Novel
Author(s): Katherine Center
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA