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The Girl He Used to Know

(2019)
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'The most riveting, rewarding, refreshing novel I've read in years' - Barbara Delinsky, bestselling author

What if you had a second chance at first love?

Annika Rose likes being alone.
She feels lost in social situations, saying the wrong thing or acting the wrong way. She just can't read people. She prefers the quiet solitude of books or playing chess to being around others. Apart from Jonathan. She liked being around him, but she hasn't seen him for ten years. Until now that is. And she's not sure he'll want to see her again after what happened all those years ago.

Annika Rose likes being alone.
Except that, actually, she doesn't like being alone at all.

The Girl He Used to Know is an uplifting novel full of surprising revelations that keep you turning the page. Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Gail Honeyman, Jill Santopolo and Sliding Doors.

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'Tracey Garvis Graves has crafted an incredible story with a unique premise and characters you'll want to root for. The last thirty pages had me on the edge of my seat. This book is beautiful.' - Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us

'I adore Tracey Garvis Graves' work.' - Sarah Pekkanen, New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Wife Between Us

'The Girl He Used to Know is unlike any book I've read. I loved every page.' - Camille Pagán, bestselling author of Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"Tracey Garvis Graves is a master at writing layered characters you’re thrilled to spend time with, and Annika and Jonathan are no exception. The Girl He Used to Know is a consume-in-one-sitting read, full of heart and depth, with a most satisfying ending. I loved it!" - Karma Brown

"Tracey Garvis Graves has the magical gift of capturing enduring love in the face of adversity, and The Girl He Used to Know is no exception . . . well written, engaging and quietly romantic." - Renée Carlino

"The most riveting, rewarding, refreshing novel I've read in years." - Barbara Delinsky

"Both charming and unique, The Girl He Used to Know follows Annika and Jonathan as they grapple with how the past defines their present. The climax of their sweeping love story will slam you hard in the chest, leaving you grasping for tissues as you race to find out if they’ll find their happy ending." - Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

"Tracey Garvis Graves pens a compelling novel with beautifully rendered characters, an extraordinary tale filled with sensitivity and empathy that gives readers a peek into the world of autism through the eyes of a woman who proves to be as audacious as she is charming. Readers, don't you dare miss this love story." - Kellie Coates Gilbert

"Tracey Garvis-Graves keeps the tension high throughout, and readers will be rooting for this pair’s happy ending from the first page until the last." - Kate Hilton

"Tracey Garvis Graves has crafted an incredible story with a unique premise and characters you'll want to root for. The last thirty pages had me on the edge of my seat. This book is beautiful." - Colleen Hoover

"Tracey Garvis-Graves has written a beautiful novel that goes far beyond the classic boy meets girl. Annika is a unique character who will stay with you long after the last page and the ending will have you cheering and reaching for a box of tissues at the same time. A true love story for the ages." - Anita Hughes

"On the surface, this book might appear to be a girl-meets-boy, girl-loses-boy, girl-gets-boy-back-years-later type of story. But dig a little and you'll find so much more. The girl in question is not your usual heroine: she's somewhere on the autism spectrum. And the boy isn't typical either--he's not trying to take advantage of her, he's trying to heal too. Both a touching love story and an interesting insight into life on the spectrum, I raced through this in a day and felt all the feels when life intervened in a way that might have kept them apart forever. I recommend it." - Catherine McKenzie

"Smart and sensitive, with wholly original characters you can’t help but root for, The Girl He Used to Know is unlike any book I’ve read. I loved every page." - Camille Pagán

"I adore Tracey Garvis Graves' work." - Sarah Pekkanen

"Tracey Garvis Graves is a must read author. Her voice is wise, tender and refreshing." - Taylor Jenkins Reid

"This wonderful novel deals with life and love on the spectrum with captivating and heart-warming characters who will stay with you long after you’ve finished. Memorable, and remarkable, Tracey Garvis Graves has written another winner." - Kaira Rouda

"Tracey delivers another romantic gem! This time an engaging exploration of second-chance love mixed with real-life drama. The last few chapters had my heart beating fast and furious." - Dina Silver

"From page one, this enchanting story resonates with gentle humor and lush detail. I adored this book." - Tammara Webber


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April 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Girl He Used To Know (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Tracey Garvis Graves
ISBN: 1-4328-6179-4 / 978-1-4328-6179-7 (USA edition)
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April 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Girl He Used to Know: A Novel
Author(s): Tracey Garvis Graves
ISBN: 1-250-20035-0 / 978-1-250-20035-8 (USA edition)
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February 2022 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Girl He Used to Know: A Novel
Author(s): Tracey Garvis Graves
ISBN: 1-250-83241-1 / 978-1-250-83241-2 (USA edition)
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January 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Girl He Used to Know: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-250-29887-3 / 978-1-250-29887-4 (USA edition)
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August 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Girl He Used to Know: The most surprising and unexpected romance of 2021
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April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Girl He Used to Know: The most surprising and unexpected romance of 2019 from the bestselling author
Author(s): Tracey Garvis Graves
ISBN: 1-4091-8368-8 / 978-1-4091-8368-6 (UK edition)
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April 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Girl He Used to Know
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ISBN: 1-250-31594-8 / 978-1-250-31594-6 (USA edition)
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Title: The Girl He Used to Know
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April 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Girl He Used to Know: The most surprising and unexpected romance of 2021
Author(s): Tracey Garvis Graves
Publisher: Trapeze
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April 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Girl He Used to Know: A Novel
Author(s): Tracey Garvis Graves
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