The big love: a novel
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Sometimes being left in the lurch is the best thing that can happen to you.Alison Hopkins's live-in boyfriend, Tom, goes out in the middle of a dinner party to buy a jar of mustard, then calls her from a pay phone to tell her he won't be coming home. He's left her for his beautiful ex-girlfriend Kate Pearce, the kind of woman about whom men say rhapsodically, 'She's like a drug.'Alison had always feared that Tom's looks would land her in trouble-having a handsome boyfriend is like having a white couch, an invitation to disaster. But if Tom isn't her Big Love, who is? Alison embraces her freedom, buys 'hiking boots and lacy underwear,' and sets out on a stroll down the midway of love. From an eye-opening fling with her new boss to an unexpected proposal from an old friend, Alison samples love's many varieties-all the while talking obsessively with her girlfriends, comparing stories, and working through a lifetime of conflicting beliefs about trust, faith, and commitment.In spite of (or perhaps because of) her neuroses, Alison finds a surprising kind of triumph-and an irrational faith that the Big Love may be nearer than it appears.
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|Grouping Author||dunn sarah|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-22 23:50:37PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-23 00:31:52AM|
|author2-role||Foss, Eliza., hoopla digital.|
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Alison Hopkins isn't just looking for Mr. Right . . . or even Mr. Big. She's holding out for the Big Love.
When 32-year-old Alison's first real boyfriend unceremoniously dumps her - he steps out to buy mustard for a dinner party and never returns - it's time for Alison to reassess her lifelong search for romantic fulfillment. Does true love even exist? Is every romantic involvement with a coworker inevitably doomed? Does sex without commitment always lead to disaster? Is a girl's evangelical Christian upbringing an impediment to her finding true happiness?
Funnier than any "chick-lit," as poised and accomplished as any literary debut this year, The Big Love is a big-hearted, hilariously entertaining novel that readers all across America are falling for.
eBook now includes a preview of Sarah Dunn's The Arrangement.
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|isbn||9780316144858, 9780316738156, 9781598872422|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
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|subject_facet||Humorous fiction, Humorous stories, American, Love stories, Love stories, American, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Women journalists -- Fiction|
|title_display||The big love : a novel|
|title_full||The Big Love, The Big Love A Novel, The big love : a novel / Sarah Dunn, The big love [electronic resource] / Sarah Dunn|
|title_short||The big love :|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Humorous stories, American, Literature, Love stories, American, Man-woman relationships, Romance, Women journalists|