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Love and Other Words

(2018)
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After a decade apart, childhood sweethearts reconnect by chance in New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren's touching, romantic novel Love and Other Words... how many words will it take for them to figure out where it all went wrong?

The story of the heart can never be unwritten.

Macy Sorensen is settling into an ambitious if emotionally tepid routine: work hard as a new pediatrics resident, plan her wedding to an older, financially secure man, keep her head down and heart tucked away.

But when she runs into Elliot Petropoulos - the first and only love of her life - the careful bubble she's constructed begins to dissolve. Once upon a time, Elliot was Macy's entire world - growing from her gangly bookish friend into the man who coaxed her heart open again after the loss of her mother...only to break it on the very night he declared his love for her.

Told in alternating timelines between Then and Now, teenage Elliot and Macy grow from friends to much more - spending weekends and lazy summers together in a house outside of San Francisco devouring books, sharing favorite words, and talking through their growing pains and triumphs. As adults, they have become strangers to one another until their chance reunion. Although their memories are obscured by the agony of what happened that night so many years ago, Elliot will come to understand the truth behind Macy's decade-long silence, and will have to overcome the past and himself to revive her faith in the possibility of an all-consuming love.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Love and Other Words is a triumph, the kind of book that makes you feel so deeply for the finely drawn characters that you almost forget they’re fictional. You’ll be swept away by the heartbreak, the joy, the chemistry, and the charisma woven through the fabric of Macy’s and Elliot’s star-crossed relationship. As the story unfolds–expertly interweaving the past with the present—you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll root for Macy and Elliot to find their way back to each other against all odds. A true joy from start to finish." - Kristin Harmel

"Christina Lauren has found a new sweet spot, with heartbreaking and hopeful language that will evoke the whirlwind immediacy of adolescence and the complicated choices of adulthood. Love and Other Words weaves past and present together in an emotional story that will have you declaring your favorite word is LOVE." - Amy E Reichert


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Used availability for Christina Lauren's Love and Other Words

Hardback Editions

April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Love and Other Words
Author(s): Christina Lauren
ISBN: 1-5011-9053-9 / 978-1-5011-9053-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Love and Other Words
Author(s): Christina Lauren
ISBN: 0-349-41756-3 / 978-0-349-41756-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Love and Other Words
Author(s): Christina Lauren
ISBN: 1-5011-2801-9 / 978-1-5011-2801-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Love and Other Words
Author(s): Christina Lauren
ISBN: 0-349-41758-X / 978-0-349-41758-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

April 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Love and Other Words
Author(s): Christina Lauren
ISBN: 1-5082-1267-8 / 978-1-5082-1267-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Love and Other Words
Author(s): Christina Lauren
ISBN: 1-5082-6435-X / 978-1-5082-6435-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Love and Other Words
Author(s): Christina Lauren
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   


April 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Love and Other Words
Author(s): Christina Lauren
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Love and Other Words
Author(s): Christina Lauren
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Love and Other Words
Author(s): Christina Lauren
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Love and Other Words
Author(s): Christina Lauren
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Love and Other Words
Author(s): Christina Lauren
Publisher: Piatkus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU