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Heart of the Matter - A Novel

Emily Giffin

"Giffin excels at creating complex characters and stories that ask us to explore what we really want from our lives."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tessa Russo is the mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Despite her own mother's warnings, Tessa has recently given up her career to focus on her family and the pursuit of domestic happiness. From the outside, she seems destined to live a charmed life. Valerie Anderson is an attorney and single mother to six-year-old Charlie--a boy who has never known his father. After too many disappointments, she has given up on romance--and even to some degree, friendships--believing that it is always safer not to expect too much. Although both women live in the same Boston suburb, the two have relatively little in common aside from a fierce love for their children. But one night, a tragic accident causes their lives to converge in ways no one could have imagined. In alternating, pitch-perfect points of view, Emily Giffin creates a moving, luminous story of good people caught in untenable circumstances. Each being tested in ways they never thought possible. Each questioning everything they once believed. And each ultimately discovering what truly matters most.

"Giffin excels at creating complex characters and stories that ask us to explore what we really want from our lives."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tessa Russo is the mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Despite her own mother's warnings, Tessa has recently given up her career to focus on her family and the pursuit of domestic happiness. From the outside, she seems destined to live a charmed life. Valerie Anderson is an attorney and single mother to six-year-old Charlie--a boy who has never known his father. After too many disappointments, she has given up on romance--and even to some degree, friendships--believing that it is always safer not to expect too much. Although both women live in the same Boston suburb, the two have relatively little in common aside from a fierce love for their children. But one night, a tragic accident causes their lives to converge in ways no one could have imagined. In alternating, pitch-perfect points of view, Emily Giffin creates a moving, luminous story of good people caught in untenable circumstances. Each being tested in ways they never thought possible. Each questioning everything they once believed. And each ultimately discovering what truly matters most.
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"Giffin excels at creating complex characters and stories that ask us to explore what we really want from our lives."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tessa Russo is the mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Despite her own mother's warnings, Tessa has recently given up her career to focus on her family and the pursuit of domestic happiness. From the outside, she seems destined to live a charmed life. Valerie Anderson is an attorney and single mother to six-year-old Charlie--a boy who has never known his father. After too many disappointments, she has given up on romance--and even to some degree, friendships--believing that it is always safer not to expect too much. Although both women live in the same Boston suburb, the two have relatively little in common aside from a fierce love for their children. But one night, a tragic accident causes their lives to converge in ways no one could have imagined. In alternating, pitch-perfect points of view, Emily Giffin creates a moving, luminous story of good people caught in untenable circumstances. Each being tested in ways they never thought possible. Each questioning everything they once believed. And each ultimately discovering what truly matters most.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cynthia Nixon

Length:

10h 19m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:42


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

31:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

19:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:57


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

17:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

25:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:31


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

13:10


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

29:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

12:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

21:41


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:16


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:50


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

15:33


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

00:49