The First Husband

Laura Dave

Penquin,  April 2012

Los Angeles- based travel writer Annie Adams thinks she has it all: Nick, her longtime film director boyfriend, has finally hit the big time, her column is nationally syndicated, and they've got a great dog. Life is good -- until Nick announces that he's reconnected with a woman from his past and he's moving out.

Reeling from his exit, Annie meets Griffin, a down-to-earth chef who's everything she didn't know she wanted. Three months later, they're married and living in the Berkshires. But Annie wonders if she's picked a life on the rebound. When Nick asks for a second chance, Annie's stuck -- torn between her husband and the man she thought she'd marry.

paperback | ISBN: 9780143121022 | Publication Date: April 2012


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