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Emily Giffin

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Emily Giffin was born in Baltimore. She attended high school in Naperville, Illinois, where she was a member of a creative writing club and served as editor-in-chief for the school's newspaper. Giffin earned her undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University, where she also served as manager of the basketball team, the Demon Deacons. She then attended law school at the University of Virginia. After graduating in 1997, she moved to Manhattan and worked in the litigation department of Winston & Strawn. But Giffin soon determined to seriously pursue her writing.2002 was a big year for Emily Giffin. She married, found an agent, and signed a two-book deal with St. Martin's Press. While doing revisions on Something Borrowed, she found the inspiration for a sequel, Something Blue. In 2003, Giffin and her husband left England for Atlanta, Georgia. A few months later, on New Year's Eve, she gave birth to identical twin boys, Edward and George. Something Borrowed was released spring 2004. It received positive reviews and made the extended New York Times bestsellers list. Something Blue followed in 2005, and in 2006, her third, Baby Proof, made its debut.Giffin spent 2007 finishing her fourth novel. Her daughter, Harriet, was born May 24, 2007.

Genres: Romance, General Fiction
Emily Giffin recommends
Secrets to Happiness (2009)
Sarah Dunn
"A smart, heartwarmingly funny story... I love this book."
Fireworks Over Toccoa (2010)
Jeffrey Stepakoff
"A luminous love story that reader's won't soon forget... at once heartbreaking and triumphant - an affirmation of love in all its forms."
Skipping a Beat (2011)
Sarah Pekkanen
"Original, engaging, and soulful."
Best Kept Secret (2011)
Amy Hatvany
"Grabs you from page one and doesn't let you go."
Coming Up for Air (2011)
Patti Callahan Henry
"A beautiful, emotionally engrossing story about marriage and motherhood, loss and longing."
Can I Get an Amen? (2012)
Sarah Healy
"A fabulous debut."
The Sweetness of Forgetting (2012)
Kristin Harmel
"Kristin Harmel's characters will stay with you long after you've finished her books."
The Divorce Papers (2014)
Susan Rieger
"Ingenious setup and voyeuristic pleasures... Rieger excavates the humor and humanity from a most bitter uncoupling."
Summer Secrets (2015)
Jane Green
"A gripping and powerful novel about finding the courage to make the life you want. This is Jane Green at her absolute best."
I Almost Forgot About You (2016)
Terry McMillan
"One of my favorite authors since I read Waiting to Exhale in college, Terry McMillan has done it again with this one. Overflowing with her trademark heart and humor, I Almost Forgot About You will inspire you to live a little bigger. I wish Georgia weren't fictional--I would find her and befriend her."
In This Moment (2017)
Karma Brown
"In This Moment is a powerful and evocative story about the life-altering consequences of a single decision. [A] riveting tale."
Other People's Houses (2018)
Abbi Waxman
"Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful."
How to Walk Away (2018)
Katherine Center
"Warm, witty, and wonderfully observed."
Daisy Jones & The Six (2019)
Taylor Jenkins Reid
"Reid is a stunning writer whose characters are unforgettable and whose stories are deeply emotional. . . . Her most gripping novel yet."
A Good Neighbourhood (2020)
Therese Anne Fowler
"Compelling and captivating, A Good Neighborhood left me speechless yet wanting to discuss. This is a story that will stick with you for a long time."
The Grace Kelly Dress (2020)
Brenda Janowitz
"Exactly the type of book I love: charming, smart, and brimming with heart."
How to Save a Life (2020)
Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
"How to Save a Life is a roller-coaster ride. With a modern take on the Groundhog Day premise, Fenton and Steinke have created a heartfelt adventure of one man’s journey to save the life of the woman he loves. The suspense will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very last page. This is their best novel yet."
Well-Behaved Indian Women (2020)
Saumya Dave
"Well-Behaved Indian Women is a sparkling debut about family, identity, and finding the courage to pursue your own dreams. Saumya Dave is a bright new voice in women's fiction."
The Invisible Husband of Frick Island (2021)
Colleen Oakley
"An utterly charming story brimming with heart and humanity. This is the hopeful book we all need right now. I loved it!"
A House Full of Windsor (2021)
Kristin Contino
"One woman's Princess Diana obsession ends up changing her life forever in this clever and heartwarming novel. You don't have to be a royal watcher (as I am!) to love Contino's latest!"
Sophie Go's Lonely Hearts Club (2022)
Roselle Lim
"With a vivid setting, a lovable heroine, and a supporting cast of unforgettable characters, Roselle Lim's new novel about magical matchmaking sparkles. I was enchanted by this delightful tale about family, friendship, and the redemptive power of love."
The Rewind (2022)
Allison Winn Scotch
"A charming love story rich with nineties nostalgia, The Rewind is Allison Winn Scotch's best book yet."

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