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Laura Dave’s The First Husband is a raw, honest story of modern love about a woman who is torn between her husband and the man from her past who got away. Chat live with the author this Thursday, July 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. PST/8 to 11 p.m. EST on the SheKnows Book Club message board. Laura will be discussing the book with fans, book club members and book lovers from around the globe!
The First Husband is the new SheKnows Book Club pick for summer. With wisdom and humor, Laura Dave delves into a pivotal marriage question: How do you know the person you chose is the one? In a world where divorce is prevalent, the novel explores what makes relationships last with an honest depiction. The First Husband is packed full of relatable emotion that will keep you thinking long after you turn the last page.
Entertainment Weekly picked it as a bull's-eye for summer reading and we agree!
Live chat with Laura
Join the SheKnows Book Club -- it's free, easy and online -- and read along with us. And join us this Thursday night, July 14, for a live chat with author Laura Dave from 5 to 8 p.m. PST/8 to 11 p.m. EST. To join the live chat with Laura, simply head on over to the SheKnows Book Club message board post "Welcome Laura Dave."
About The First Husband
Annie Adams is days away from her 32nd birthday and thinks she has finally found some happiness. She visits the world's most interesting places for her syndicated travel column and she's happily cohabiting with her movie director boyfriend Nick in Los Angeles. But when Nick comes home from a meeting with his therapist (aka "futures counselor") and announces that he's taking a break from their relationship so he can pursue a woman from his past, the place Annie had come to call home is shattered. Reeling, Annie stumbles into her neighborhood bar and finds Griffin -- a grounded, charming chef who seems to be everything Annie didn't know she was looking for. Within three months, Griffin is Annie's husband and Annie finds herself trying to restart her life in rural Massachusetts.
About Laura Dave
Laura Dave is the author of the acclaimed novels The Divorce Party and London is the Best City in America. In addition to writing books, Laura has also worked steadily as a journalist. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Glamour, Self, Modern Bride, Redbook, ESPN the Magazine and The New York Observer, as well as on NPR's All Things Considered. In 2008, Cosmopolitan magazine named Laura a "Fun and Fearless Phenom of the Year," calling her "an inspiration" to young women. Laura lives in southern California, where she is at work on a new novel. For more, visit Laura Dave's website.