Everything We Ever Wanted
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Everything We Ever Wanted

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"Sara Shepard delivers the perfect read....A brilliant storyteller." --Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of Very Valentine and Brava, Valentine "[Written] with unflinching honesty and unstinting compassion." --Jacquelyn Mitchard, author The Deep End of the Ocean "This riveting, provocative and well-crafted family drama surprised and delivered at every turn. I could not put it down." --Sarah Mlynowski, author of Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) Sara Shepard, the bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars, delivers a powerful novel of family dreams, lies, and delusions. Everything We Ever Wanted begins with a phone call with allegations that rock an upper crust Philadelphia family to its very foundations, unlocking years of secrets and scandals that expose the serious flaws in outwardly perfect lives. A moving, intelligent, and unforgettable novel, Shepard's Everything We Ever Wanted is exceptional contemporary women's fiction that will be embraced by book clubs everywhere.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 25.4mm | 272.15g
  • William Morrow & Company
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0062080067
  • 9780062080066
  • 1,251,349

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A recently widowed mother of two, Sylvie Bates-McAllister finds her life upended by a late-night phone call from the headmaster of the prestigious private school founded by her grandfather where her adopted son Scott teaches. Allegations of Scott's involvement in a hazing scandal cause a ripple effect, throwing the entire family into chaos. For Charles, Sylvie's biological son, it dredges up a ghost from the past who is suddenly painfully present. For his wife Joanna, it forces her to reevaluate everything she's hoped for in the golden Bates-McAllisters. And for Scott, it illuminates harsh truths about a world he has never truly felt himself a part of. But for all the Bates-McAllisters, the call exposes a tangled web of secrets that ties the family together: the mystery of the school hazing, the event that tore Charles and Scott apart the night of their high school awards ceremony, and the intended recipient of a certain bracelet. The quest to unravel the truth takes the family on individual journeys across state lines, into hospitals, through the Pennsylvania woods, and face-to-face with the long-dormant question: what if the life you always planned for and dreamed of isn't what you want after all?show more

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"[An] expertly rendered novel of family dysfunction set in moneyed Main Line Philadelphia. . . . Readers will respond as this family grapples with their many long-held secrets."--Publishers Weeklyshow more

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"Sara Shepard delivers the perfect read with Everything We Ever Wanted . This is a delicious story loaded with mysterious twists and turns and a vault of secrets, that when revealed, will keep you turning pages long into the night. Sara is a brilliant storyteller." Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of Very Valentine and Brava, Valentineshow more
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