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How to Walk Away: A Novel
by Katherine Center

Published: 2018-05-15
Hardcover : 320 pages
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From the author of Happiness for Beginners comes the instant New York Times bestseller (May 2018), an unforgettable love story about finding joy even in the darkest of circumstances.

Margaret Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she’s worked for so hard and so long: a ...

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From the author of Happiness for Beginners comes the instant New York Times bestseller (May 2018), an unforgettable love story about finding joy even in the darkest of circumstances.

Margaret Jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she’s worked for so hard and so long: a new dream job, a fiancé she adores, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in a brief, tumultuous moment.

In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Maggie must confront the unthinkable. First there is her fiancé, Chip, who wallows in self-pity while simultaneously expecting to be forgiven. Then, there's her sister Kit, who shows up after pulling a three-year vanishing act. Finally, there's Ian, her physical therapist, the one the nurses said was too tough for her. Ian, who won't let her give in to her pity, and who sees her like no one has seen her before. Sometimes the last thing you want is the one thing you need. Sometimes we all need someone to catch us when we fall. And sometimes love can find us in the least likely place we would ever expect.

How to Walk Away is Katherine Center at her very best?a masterpiece of a novel that is both hopeful and hilarious; truthful and wise; tender and brave.

Praise for How to Walk Away:

"A heartbreak of a novel that celebrates resilience and strength." ?Jill Santopolo, bestselling author of The Light We Lost

"If you just read one book this year, read How to Walk Away." ?Nina George, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop

"Warm, witty, and wonderfully observed." ?Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love

"Sympathetic and refreshing!" ?Elinor Lipman, bestselling author of The Family Man

"I can't think of a blurb good enough for this novel...poignant, funny, heartbreaking." ?Jenny Lawson, bestselling author of Furiously Happy

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by [email protected] (see profile) 01/11/19

This book makes you look at the struggles for people who have suffered

 
  "Wow!"by [email protected] (see profile) 07/05/18

Wonderful, inspirational, and heartwarming story! You could feel Margaret go through all her emotions as her life goes through a drastic, life-altering experience. Katherine Center also writes the feelings... (read more)

 
  "Great Relationships"by Betty56 (see profile) 05/17/18

The dynamics of the relationships are very relatable. There’s the boyfriend who wallows in self-pity himself and can’t “man up”. It can’t be complete without the domineering mother... (read more)

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