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The Dinner List

(2018)
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A Bustle Book Club Selection

This poignant and romantic novel from the
New York Times bestselling author of One Italian Summer and In Five Years answers the question: If you could have dinner with any five people, living or dead, who would they be?

“I have five words for Rebecca Serle’s
The Dinner List: wistful, delicious, romantic, magical, love.”
—Gabrielle Zevin,
New York Times Bestselling Author of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry and Young Jane Young

“We’ve been waiting for an hour.” That’s what Audrey says. She states it with a little bit of an edge, her words just bordering on cursive. That’s the thing I think first. Not: Audrey Hepburn is at my birthday dinner, but Audrey Hepburn is annoyed.”

At one point or another, we’ve all been asked to name five people, living or dead, with whom we’d like to have dinner. Why do we choose the people we do? And what if that dinner was to actually happen? These are the questions Rebecca Serle contends with in her utterly captivating novel,
The Dinner List, a story imbued with the same delightful magical realism as One Day, and the life-changing romance of Me Before You.

When Sabrina arrives at her thirtieth birthday dinner she finds at the table not just her best friend, but also three significant people from her past, and well, Audrey Hepburn. As the appetizers are served, wine poured, and dinner table conversation begins, it becomes clear that there’s a reason these six people have been gathered together.




Genre: Young Adult Romance

Praise for this book

"I read The Dinner List in a single day, unable to tear myself away from this unconventional dinner party. Rebecca Serle draws you in with this clever and delightful story and then (when you least expect it) offers up some of the sharpest insights on first loves, friendships and family. This book is completely original and wildly entertaining." - Jennifer Close

"Imagine that you could gather the people you’ve loved - dead or alive- at one table, for one night, with a chance to heal yourself once and for all. The Dinner List is a heartbreakingly romantic book framed by such an evening. It’s Serle’s unflinching investigation into the triumph and failings of love that makes this book one of a kind. A touch magic, a touch tragic, and absolutely compelling from beginning to end." - Stephanie Danler

"I have five words for Rebecca Serle’s The Dinner List: wistful, delicious, romantic, magical, love." - Gabrielle Zevin


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Hardback Editions

October 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Dinner List (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Rebecca Serle
ISBN: 1-4328-5840-8 / 978-1-4328-5840-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dinner List: A Novel
Author(s): Rebecca Serle
ISBN: 1-250-29518-1 / 978-1-250-29518-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dinner List
Author(s): Rebecca Serle
ISBN: 1-4328-6911-6 / 978-1-4328-6911-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dinner List: The delightful romantic comedy by the author of the bestselling In Five Years
Author(s): Rebecca Serle
ISBN: 1-911630-18-0 / 978-1-911630-18-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dinner List: A Novel
Author(s): Rebecca Serle
ISBN: 1-250-29519-X / 978-1-250-29519-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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March 2019 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Dinner List
Author(s): Rebecca Serle
ISBN: 1-76052-806-4 / 978-1-76052-806-5 (Australia edition)
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September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dinner List (International Edition)
Author(s): Rebecca Serle
ISBN: 1-250-31583-2 / 978-1-250-31583-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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August 2018 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Dinner List
Author(s): Rebecca Serle
ISBN: 1-76052-805-6 / 978-1-76052-805-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: A&U UK
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Audio Editions

September 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Dinner List: A Novel
Author(s): Rebecca Serle
ISBN: 1-250-29938-1 / 978-1-250-29938-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Dinner List: A Novel
Author(s): Rebecca Serle
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Dinner List: A Novel
Author(s): Rebecca Serle
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Dinner List: A Novel
Author(s): Rebecca Serle
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Dinner List: The delightful romantic comedy by the author of the bestselling In Five Years
Author(s): Rebecca Serle
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Dinner List: A Novel
Author(s): Rebecca Serle
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Dinner List
Author(s): Rebecca Serle
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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