All We Ever Wanted - by Emily Giffin
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pub Date: June 26, 2018
"Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville's elite. Her husband's tech business is booming, and her adored son, Finch, is bound for Princeton. Tom Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs. His adored daughter, Lyla, attends Nashville's most prestigious private school on a scholarship. But amid the wealth and privilege, Lyla doesn't always fit in. Then one devastating photo changes everything. Finch snaps a picture of Lyla passed out at a party, adds a provocative caption, and sends it to a few friends. The photo spreads like wildfire, and before long, an already divided community is buzzing with scandal and assigning blame. In the middle of it all, Nina finds herself relating more to Tom's reaction than her own husband's--and facing an impossible choice"--
"A gripping, thought-provoking journey."
"Nina Browning has it all: the handsome husband, the Ivy-League-bound teenage son, and the big house in the Nashville suburbs. But with one unthinkable social media post from her beloved child, could it all fall apart? Dealing with issues of class, money, and race, All We Ever Wanted is the book everyone will be talking about."
"This complex and layered novel will give you all the feels."
--Brit + Co
"This thought-provoking novel follows two Nashville families as they struggle with the fallout from a horrible incident. Their wealthy community quickly becomes divided, with people eager to assign blame and take sides as the families struggle with loyalty and staying true to their values. It's one of Giffin's most topical, gripping books yet."
"A page-turning exploration of wealth and privilege."
"Stellar . . . an excellent page-turning story . . . a nuanced, thoughtful take on family and social dynamics."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A compelling portrait of a woman facing the difficult limits of love."
"A timely and absorbing portrait of the complexities of modern life. This is Emily Giffin at her very best."
"Riveting and poignant, Emily Giffin's latest novel paints an impossible dilemma that will make readers ponder hard questions about loyalty and love. I was captivated by every page."
"A compelling, fascinating story told through blue-ribbon dialogue and the dual gifts of intelligence and goodness. I loved this novel."
"The creator of characters so real and so enthrallingly flawed that people sometimes forget they are fictional."
"Giffin's writing is true, smart, and heartfelt."
"Giffin ranks as a grand master. [In her] bestselling novels she has traversed the slippery slopes of true love, lost love, marriage, motherhood, betrayal, forgiveness, and redemption that have led her to be called 'a modern-day Jane Austen.'"