The Big Love

The Big Love

A Novel

Book - 2004
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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.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, and Co., 2004
ISBN: 9780316738156
Branch Call Number: DUNN
Characteristics: 228 p


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Sep 30, 2012

Wasted my time reading this book. I also agree the main character's voice throughout the novel was extremely irritating.

Feb 10, 2011

This was a quick read but the story was nothing spectacular. The main character's voice throughout the novel is irritating and it is difficult to sympathize with her.

Apr 30, 2008

Happy and great ending. Love this book!

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