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The People We Hate at the Wedding

(2017)
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"It’s for the same audience that flocked to The Nest, Where’d You Go, Bernadette? or dare I say a little book you might be a fan of, Crazy Rich Asians."
Kevin Kwan, New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians

"Sinfully good."
— Elin Hilderbrand

Entertainment Weekly's Summer Must-Read

A Publishers Weekly BEST SUMMER BOOKS, 2017

New York Post Best Books of Summer

Redbook's 10 Books You Have To Read This Summer

"The summer’s most compelling fictional exploration of affluence and envy. Like all the best beach reads, it eats the rich like so many frozen grapes."
Bloomberg Businessweek

Relationships are awful. They'll kill you, right up to the point where they start saving your life.

Paul and Alice’s half-sister Eloise is getting married! In London! There will be fancy hotels, dinners at “it” restaurants and a reception at a country estate complete with tea lights and embroidered cloth napkins.

They couldn’t hate it more.

The People We Hate at the Wedding is the story of a less than perfect family. Donna, the clan’s mother, is now a widow living in the Chicago suburbs with a penchant for the occasional joint and more than one glass of wine with her best friend while watching House Hunters International. Alice is in her thirties, single, smart, beautiful, stuck in a dead-end job where she is mired in a rather predictable, though enjoyable, affair with her married boss. Her brother Paul lives in Philadelphia with his older, handsomer, tenured track professor boyfriend who’s recently been saying things like “monogamy is an oppressive heteronormative construct,” while eyeing undergrads. And then there’s Eloise. Perfect, gorgeous, cultured Eloise. The product of Donna’s first marriage to a dashing Frenchman, Eloise has spent her school years at the best private boarding schools, her winter holidays in St. John and a post-college life cushioned by a fat, endless trust fund. To top it off, she’s infuriatingly kind and decent.

As this estranged clan gathers together, and Eloise's walk down the aisle approaches, Grant Ginder brings to vivid, hilarious life the power of family, and the complicated ways we hate the ones we love the most in the most bitingly funny, slyly witty and surprisingly tender novel you’ll read this year.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Don't be fooled by the superbly sardonic title--Grant Ginder's subject is not hate at all: it's love. Ginder expertly and hilariously shows us that real love (whether romantic or fraternal, parental or filial) is always a most complicated matter." - Rumaan Alam

"Family dysfunction at its best. This novel is addicting and entertaining and I couldn't put it down!" - Jennifer Close

"Not only does it have the best title in the universe, The People We Hate At The Wedding is wickedly smart and shamelessly funny." - Kevin Kwan

"It turns out that the people we hate at the wedding are the very people we most love reading about. Grant Ginder's smart, funny novel is madly insightful and contains some of the most delightfully difficult and fabulously flawed characters I've encountered in a long time." - Stephen McCauley


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November 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The People We Hate at the Wedding (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Grant Ginder
ISBN: 1-4328-4428-8 / 978-1-4328-4428-8 (USA edition)
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June 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The People We Hate at the Wedding: A Novel
Author(s): Grant Ginder
ISBN: 1-250-09520-4 / 978-1-250-09520-6 (USA edition)
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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The People We Hate at the Wedding: A Novel
Author(s): Grant Ginder
ISBN: 1-250-09522-0 / 978-1-250-09522-0 (USA edition)
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June 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The People We Hate at the Wedding
Author(s): Grant Ginder
ISBN: 1-250-15491-X / 978-1-250-15491-0 (USA edition)
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June 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The People We Hate at the Wedding: A Novel
Author(s): Grant Ginder
ISBN: 1-4272-8732-5 / 978-1-4272-8732-8 (USA edition)
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June 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The People We Hate at the Wedding: A Novel
Author(s): Grant Ginder
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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