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By Jennifer Weiner

One of the best-loved novels of 2015 is now to be had in paperback!

"A story of affection opposed to the odds." —People

Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are only eight-years-old after they meet one evening in an ER ready room. Born with a congenial center disorder, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she's intrigued via the boy who exhibits up by myself with a damaged arm. He tells her his identify. She tells him a narrative. After Andy's taken again to a physician and Rachel's despatched again to her mattress, they suspect they're going to by no means see one another again.

Yet, over the subsequent 3 a long time, Andy and Rachel will meet back and again—linked by accident, heritage, and the reminiscence of the 1st time they met, an evening that modified either one of their lives.

A sweeping, warmhearted, and intimate story, Who Do you're keen on is a rare novel concerning the passage of time, the best way humans switch and alter one another, and the way the degree of a existence is who you like.

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I met great men to whom i used to be now not attracted; appealing men who weren’t particularly great. nobody made me believe passionate, not anyone even had me desirous to comprehend him larger, to listen to approximately his formative years pets and his first female friend and what he sought after his lifestyles to be like. eventually, at Amy’s insistence, I agreed to satisfy one among her pals. “He’s a bit of older,” Amy counseled. I raised an eyebrow. “How outdated? ” “My age. ” “Ancient. ” Amy threw a packet of paper clips at my head. “You’ll like him. He’s a do-gooder. Did train for the US, then the Peace Corps, then AmeriCorps. ” “So, plenty of the USA, plenty of corps. What’s he do now? ” “He went to legislation college, yet he’s been operating as an editor. ” “What’s he edit? ” Amy paused. I crossed my hands over my chest. “What is it? ” “The final time we talked, he used to be enhancing for city farmers. ” “Oh, no. Come on. Do i glance like a person who desires to be round goats? ” “I don’t imagine he truly has goats, he’s simply operating for those who do. ” “That’s now not any larger! He’s most likely acquired a fowl coop in his residing room,” I acknowledged. “He can’t be worse than the Spitting Rabbi. ” “If he makes use of the notice artisanal, I’m leaving. ” “That sounds reasonable. ” “Also ‘curated. ’ None of that. No curation. ” “Fine. ” “And he’s by no means been married? What’s the tale there? ” Amy shrugged. “Sometimes there’s now not a narrative other than ‘he simply didn’t meet definitely the right woman. ’ ” “Fine,” I grumbled. “But I’m oh for 8. If it is a bust, you owe me dinner at Shun Lee. ” On Friday evening, I did my hair, wriggled into my date costume, and arrived early at my favourite wine bar so i may watch him come in the course of the door. where served a “grown-up grilled cheese” that I’d made up our minds was once the sandwich of the gods, made with do-it-yourself sourdough bread and 3 various cheeses. Twelve dollars for a sandwich? I’d heard Andy complaining in my head the 1st time I’d ordered it. Nobody’s making you pay for it, I advised him. Now depart. The door opened and, might be simply because I’d been considering him, for one determined part moment I imagined it might be Andy; Andy, come to his senses, Andy, come to rescue me from males who spat or obsessed approximately their exes or took their moms to undefined’ inns. yet after all it wasn’t Andy, it was once Jay Kravitz, who had glossy brown hair and a beneficiant nostril and a pleasant smile. He held out his hand, announcing, “It’s Rachel, correct? ” “Rachel. correct. ” He wasn’t particularly good-looking, yet his smile more desirable his appears, and he had a pleasant company handshake, and smelled strong, like he used simply the correct quantity of a few scrumptious cologne. He pulled out the chair at our desk for 2, sat down throughout from me, and checked out me extra heavily, his expression hot and considerate. Hmm, i presumed to myself as I felt anything within me transferring. at least, he’d gotten my cognizance. “What do you want? simply beverages, or am i able to speak you into splitting a sandwich? ” i needed a grilled cheese so badly i used to be struggling with the urge to grab one off the plate that had simply been set in entrance of the fellow on the subsequent desk, yet I stated, “How approximately we do just beverages?

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