NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this riveting novel from the #1 bestselling author of Something Borrowed and First Comes Love, three very different people must choose between their families and their most deeply held values. . . .
“An unpredictable page-turner that unfolds in the voices of three superbly distinct characters.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution • “A gripping, thought-provoking journey.”—Jodi Picoult
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THESKIMM
Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville’s elite. More recently, her husband made a fortune selling his tech business, and their adored son has been accepted to Princeton.
Yet sometimes the middle-class small-town girl in Nina wonders if she’s strayed from the person she once was.
Tom Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs while struggling to raise his headstrong daughter, Lyla. His road has been lonely, long, and hard, but he finally starts to relax after Lyla earns a scholarship to Windsor Academy, Nashville’s most prestigious private school.
Amid so much wealth and privilege, Lyla doesn’t always fit in—and her overprotective father doesn’t help—but in most ways, she’s a typical teenaged girl, happy and thriving.
Then, one photograph, snapped in a drunken moment at a party, changes everything. As the image spreads like wildfire, the Windsor community is instantly polarized, buzzing with controversy and assigning blame.
At the heart of the lies and scandal, Tom, Nina, and Lyla are forced together—all questioning their closest relationships, asking themselves who they really are, and searching for the courage to live a life of true meaning.
Praise for All We Ever Wanted
“Page-turning . . . Timely and thought-provoking, it’s Giffin’s best yet.” —People
“Giffin’s novel has style and substance . . . . Truly excellent." —The Washington Post
“If you’re looking for a book club selection, All We Ever Wanted is bound to spark meaningful and meaty discussions.” —The Augusta Chronicle
“A page-turning exploration of wealth and privilege.” —Entertainment Weekly
"Giffin is a worldwide best-selling author because she gets under your skin-by creating relatable characters wrestling within believable situations. . . . Giffin crafts an unpredictable page-turner that unfolds in the voices of three superbly distinct characters. . . . Her latest . . . is destined for greatness."-The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"A gripping, thought-provoking journey."-Jodi Picoult
"Page-turning . . . Timely and thought-provoking, it's Giffin's best yet."-People
"Giffin's novel has style and substance . . . . Truly excellent."-The Washington Post
"If you're looking for a book club selection, All We Ever Wanted is bound to spark meaningful and meaty discussions."-The Augusta Chronicle
"A page-turning exploration of wealth and privilege."-Entertainment Weekly
"Stellar. . . an excellent page-turning story . . . a nuanced, thoughtful take on family and social dynamics."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A compelling family story that brings up plenty of issues ripe for book group discussions."-Library Journal
"A timely and absorbing portrait of the complexities of modern life . . . This is Emily Giffin at her very best."-Kristin Hannah
"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."-PopSugar
"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."-Good Housekeeping
"All We Ever Wanted is an emotional journey that forces readers to think."-Associated Press
"This complex and layered novel will give you all the feels." -Brit + Co
"Giffin draws the reader in like few storytellers can, and All We Ever Wanted is no exception. She effortlessly captures the voices of a struggling single father, a strong yet vulnerable teenage girl and a mother desperate to know the truth about her own child. All We Ever Wanted is a deeply moving cautionary tale about the perils of privilege."-BookPage
"A compelling portrait of a woman facing the difficult limits of love."-Kirkus Reviews
"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."-Harlan Coben
"A compelling, fascinating story told through blue-ribbon dialogue and the dual gifts of intelligence and goodness. I loved this novel."-Elinor Lipman
Emily Giffin is the author of eight internationally bestselling novels: Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love the One You're With, Heart of the Matter, Where We Belong, The One & Only, and First Comes Love. A graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law, she lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children.