The Life You've Imagined

The Life You've Imagined

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"A richly woven story laced with unforgettable characters....A beautiful book."
--Therese Walsh, author of The Last Will of Moira Leahy

"The Life You've Imagined is a terrific novel about love and loss, letting go and holding on. A book to share with family and friends--I loved it."
--Melissa Senate, author of The Secret of Joy

From Kristina Riggle, author of the brilliant debut Real Life & Liars, comes The Life You've Imagined, an astonishing new novel about love, loss, life, and hope. It's the story of four former high school friends who are forced to examine what happened to their high school dreams which are now at odds with their grown-up reality.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 334 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 158.76g
  • William Morrow & Company
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061706299
  • 9780061706295
  • 1,242,003

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Is the life you're living all you imagined?

Have you ever asked yourself, "What if " Here, four women face the decisions of their lifetimes in this stirring and unforgettable novel of love, loss, friendship, and family.

Anna Geneva, a Chicago attorney coping with the death of a cherished friend, returns to her "speck on the map" hometown of Haven to finally come to terms with her mother, the man she left behind, and the road she did not take.

Cami Drayton, Anna's dearest friend from high school, is coming home too, forced by circumstance to move in with her alcoholic father . . . and to confront a dark family secret.

Maeve, Anna's mother, never left Haven, firmly rooted there by her sadness over her abandonment by the husband she desperately loved and the hope that someday he will return to her.

And Amy Rickart--thin, beautiful, and striving for perfection--faces a future with the perfect man . . . but is haunted by the memory of what she used to be.

Kristina Riggle's The Life You've Imagined takes a provocative look at the choices we make--and the courage we must have to change.
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Review quote

"The Life You've Imagined is a richly woven story laced with unforgettable characters. Cami, Maeve, Anna, and Amy will snag your heart as they explore the sometimes-wide chasm between hope and reality. A beautiful book."--Therese Walsh, author of The Last Will of Moira Leahy
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765 ratings
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