Something Borrowed

Emily Giffin

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The smash-hit debut novel for every woman who has ever had a complicated love-hate friendship.
 
Rachel White is the consummate good girl. A hard-working attorney at a large Manhattan law firm and a diligent maid of honor to her charmed best friend Darcy, Rachel has always played by all the rules. Since grade school, she has watched Darcy shine, quietly accepting the sidekick role in their lopsided friendship. But that suddenly changes the night of her thirtieth birthday when Rachel finally confesses her feelings to Darcy's fiance, and is both horrified and thrilled to discover that he feels the same way. As the wedding date draws near, events spiral out of control, and Rachel knows she must make a choice between her heart and conscience. In so doing, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren't always neat, and sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself.

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I was in the fifth grade the first time I thought about turning thirty. My best friend Darcy and I came across a perpetual calendar in the back of the phone book, where you could look up any date in the future, and by using this little grid, determine what the day of the week would be. So we located our birthdays in the following year, mine in May and hers in September. I got Wednesday, a school night. She got a Friday. A small victory, but typical. Darcy was always the lucky one. Her skin tanned more quickly, her hair feathered more easily, and she didn't need braces.

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Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend Darcy's fiance.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Emily Giffin's novel Something Borrowed, the smash hit debut novel and now a movie starring Ginnifer Goodwin and Kate Hudson. Rachel has always been a good girl--until her thirtieth birthday, when her best friend Darcy throws her a party. That night, after too many drinks, Rachel ends up in bed with Darcy's fiancé Dex. Rachel is horrified to discover that she has genuine feelings for Dex.

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Praise for Something Borrowed

 "A modern-day Jane Austen." —Vanity Fair

"What kind of self-described ‘nice girl’ would sleep with her best friend’s fiancé? One who’s seriously flawed, like this delightful debut novel’s heroine, but also surprisingly winning and real." —Glamour

"This page-turning, heartbreakingly honest debut…deftly depicts the hopeful hearts behind an unsympathetic situation." —Entertainment Weekly

"Both hilarious and thoughtfully written, resisting the frequent tendency of first-time novelists to make their characters and situations a little too black-and-white. You may never think of friendships – their duties, the oblique dances of power and their give-and-take – quite the same way again." —Seattle Times

"A thrill to read." —Washington Post

"Sharply observed and beautifully etched." —Newark Star-Ledger

"Dead-on dialogue, real-life complexity and genuine warmth." Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Forget ‘Bergdorf Blondes.’ The [book] you want in your bag this year is Emily Giffin’s SOMETHING BORROWED.  It’s smarter, less arch and more believable. The characters are authentic. Best of all, SOMETHING BORROWED captures what it’s like to be 30 and single in the city, when your life pretty much revolves around friendships and love and their attendant complexities." —San Francisco Chronicle


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Emily Giffin

Emily Giffin is the author of five New York Times bestselling novels, including Something Borrowed, which has been adapted as a major motion picture. A graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law, she lives in Atlanta with her family. To learn more, visit www.emilygiffin.com.

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Something Borrowed
Emily Giffin

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
April 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312321192
ISBN10: 0312321198
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$14.99

Abridged Compact Disc

Abridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
April 2009
Abridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427206985
ISBN10: 1427206988
5 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches, Audio Run Time: 5:00
$24.95

Abridged Compact Disc

Abridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
March 2011
Abridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427211941
ISBN10: 1427211949
5 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches, Audio Run Time: 5:00
$14.99

Abridged Digital Audio

Abridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
April 2009
Abridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427208538
ISBN10: 1427208530
Audio Run Time: 5:00
$12.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
April 2009
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427206992
ISBN10: 1427206996
Audio Run Time: 10:30
$19.99

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
March 2011
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312993177
ISBN10: 031299317X
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 416 pages
$7.99

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
March 2012
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9781250011862
ISBN10: 1250011868
4 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches, 416 pages
$7.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
March 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312600723
ISBN10: 0312600720
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$14.99

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St. Martin's Press
April 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429904605
ISBN10: 1429904607
336 pages
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