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By: Nicholls, David, 1966- [author.].
Description: 399 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780340897003 (paperback).Subject(s): Interpersonal relationships -- Fiction | Middle age -- Fiction | Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Family -- Fiction. -- Print | Holidays -- FictionDDC classification: 823.92 Summary: David Nicholls brings to bear all the wit and intelligence that graced ONE DAY in this brilliant, bittersweet novel about love and family, husbands and wives, parents and children. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014. 'I was looking forward to us growing old together. Me and you, growing old and dying together.' 'Douglas, who in their right mind would look forward to that?' Douglas Petersen understands his wife's need to 'rediscover herself' now that their son is leaving home. He just thought they'd be doing their rediscovering together. So when Connie announces that she will be leaving, too, he resolves to make their last family holiday into the trip of a lifetime: one that will draw the three of them closer, and win the respect of his son. One that will make Connie fall in love with him all over again. The hotels are booked, the tickets bought, the itinerary planned and printed. What could possibly go wrong?
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David Nicholls brings to bear all the wit and intelligence that graced One Day in this brilliant, bittersweet novel about love and family, husbands and wives, parents and children. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014.<p> 'I was looking forward to us growing old together. Me and you, growing old and dying together.' <p> 'Douglas, who in their right mind would look forward to that?' <p>Douglas Petersen understands his wife's need to 'rediscover herself' now that their son is leaving home.<p>He just thought they'd be doing their rediscovering together.<p>So when Connie announces that she will be leaving, too, he resolves to make their last family holiday into the trip of a lifetime: one that will draw the three of them closer, and win the respect of his son. One that will make Connie fall in love with him all over again.<p>The hotels are booked, the tickets bought, the itinerary planned and printed.<p>What could possibly go wrong?

David Nicholls brings to bear all the wit and intelligence that graced ONE DAY in this brilliant, bittersweet novel about love and family, husbands and wives, parents and children. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014. 'I was looking forward to us growing old together. Me and you, growing old and dying together.' 'Douglas, who in their right mind would look forward to that?' Douglas Petersen understands his wife's need to 'rediscover herself' now that their son is leaving home. He just thought they'd be doing their rediscovering together. So when Connie announces that she will be leaving, too, he resolves to make their last family holiday into the trip of a lifetime: one that will draw the three of them closer, and win the respect of his son. One that will make Connie fall in love with him all over again. The hotels are booked, the tickets bought, the itinerary planned and printed. What could possibly go wrong?

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In a story told in hundreds of short chapters, each one a gem unto itself, a man tries to salvage his marriage and his family. Connie, the artistic wife of biochemist Douglas, has planned a Grand Tour of Europe to view the fine works of art in the last summer before their son heads off to university. But when she tells Douglas that she would like to end their marriage, how can they go forward? As plans have been made and reservations paid for, the trip must go ahead even as the dubious future of their marriage does not bode a pleasant journey. David Haig is excellent as the bewildered and confused Douglas. VERDICT Best suited to readers of relationship-focused novels set in modern times. ["The author's latest is another heart-grabber about discovering what makes us happy and learning to let go," read the starred review of the Harper hc, LJ 9/15/14.]-J. Sara Paulk, Houston Cty. P.L., Perry, GA (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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