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., c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316738156
0316738158
Branch Call Number: FICTION Dunn
Characteristics: 228 p. ; 22 cm

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monkeyville
Sep 30, 2012

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

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marigold18
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.

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annekim9
Apr 30, 2008

Happy and great ending. Love this book!

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