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Product details

  • Paperback: 341 pages
  • Publisher: Griffin; Reprint edition (15 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312321198
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312321192
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 2.5 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 68 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 376,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Compelling, engrossing -- I absolutely loved this book and read it in two sittings because I could not put it down."
- Marian Keyes, author of "Sushi for Beginners"
"A luxurious page-turner...that marks the arrival of a tremendously bright, clever new voice."
- Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, author of "The Dirty Girls Social Club"
"A deftly written and convincing tale of friendship gone comically -- at at times poignantly -- awry."
- Meg Cabot, author of "The Princess Diaries"
"A winner; it has rare emotional depth."
- Valerie Frankel, author of "The Accidental Virgin"


"[A] modern-day Jane Austen."--"Vanity Fair"

"A page-turning, heartbreakingly honest debut."--"Entertainment Weekly", "Grade A"

"Hilarious and thoughtfully written. You may never think of friendships--their duties, the oblique dances of power, and their give-and-take--quite the same way again."--"Seattle Times"

"Delightful, winning, and real."--"Glamour"

"A modern-day Jane Austen." --Vanity Fair"What kind of self-described 'nice girl' would sleep with her best friend's fiance? One who's seriously flawed, like this delightful debut novel's heroine, but also surprisingly winning and real." --Glamour"""This page-turning, heartbreakingly honest debut...deftly depicts the hopeful hearts behind an unsympathetic situation." --Entertainment Weekly "Both hilarious and thoughtfully written, resisting the frequent tendency of first-time novelists to make their characters and situations a little too black-and-white. You may never think of friendships - their duties, the oblique dances of power and their give-and-take - quite the same way again." --Seattle Times"A thrill to read." --Washington Post"Sharply observed and beautifully etched." --Newark Star-Ledger"Dead-on dialogue, real-life complexity and genuine warmth." "--"Seattle Post-Intelligencer"Forget 'Bergdorf Blondes.' The [book] you want in your bag this year is Emily Giffin's SOMETHING BORROWED. It's smarter, less arch and more believable. The characters are authentic. Best of all, SOMETHING BORROWED captures what it's like to be 30 and single in the city, when your life pretty much revolves around friendships and love and their attendant complexities." --San Francisco Chronicle""

A modern-day Jane Austen. "Vanity Fair"

What kind of self-described nice girl' would sleep with her best friend's fiance? One who's seriously flawed, like this delightful debut novel's heroine, but also surprisingly winning and real. "Glamour"

This page-turning, heartbreakingly honest debut...deftly depicts the hopeful hearts behind an unsympathetic situation. "Entertainment Weekly"

Both hilarious and thoughtfully written, resisting the frequent tendency of first-time novelists to make their characters and situations a little too black-and-white. You may never think of friendships - their duties, the oblique dances of power and their give-and-take - quite the same way again. "Seattle Times"

A thrill to read. "Washington Post"

Sharply observed and beautifully etched. "Newark Star-Ledger"

Dead-on dialogue, real-life complexity and genuine warmth. "Seattle Post-Intelligencer"

Forget Bergdorf Blondes.' The [book] you want in your bag this year is Emily Giffin's SOMETHING BORROWED. It's smarter, less arch and more believable. The characters are authentic. Best of all, SOMETHING BORROWED captures what it's like to be 30 and single in the city, when your life pretty much revolves around friendships and love and their attendant complexities. "San Francisco Chronicle""

"A modern-day Jane Austen." --Vanity Fair

"What kind of self-described 'nice girl' would sleep with her best friend's fiance? One who's seriously flawed, like this delightful debut novel's heroine, but also surprisingly winning and real." --Glamour

"This page-turning, heartbreakingly honest debut...deftly depicts the hopeful hearts behind an unsympathetic situation." --Entertainment Weekly

"Both hilarious and thoughtfully written, resisting the frequent tendency of first-time novelists to make their characters and situations a little too black-and-white. You may never think of friendships - their duties, the oblique dances of power and their give-and-take - quite the same way again." --Seattle Times

"A thrill to read." --Washington Post

"Sharply observed and beautifully etched." --Newark Star-Ledger

"Dead-on dialogue, real-life complexity and genuine warmth." --Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Forget 'Bergdorf Blondes.' The [book] you want in your bag this year is Emily Giffin's SOMETHING BORROWED. It's smarter, less arch and more believable. The characters are authentic. Best of all, SOMETHING BORROWED captures what it's like to be 30 and single in the city, when your life pretty much revolves around friendships and love and their attendant complexities." --San Francisco Chronicle

From the Back Cover

Everyone is raving about Emily Giffin and Something Borrowed!

"Emily Giffin brings a fresh, new voice to women's fiction. Something Borrowed is a deftly written and convincing tale of a friendship gone comically---and at times poignantly---awry."
- Meg Cabot, author of The Boy Next Door and The Princess Diaries

"Something Borrowed is a winner; it has rare emotional depth. In Something Borrowed, Rachel, a perpetually self-sacrificing nice girl, shocks herself by launching an affair with her best friend's fiance. This first blow for freedom sets off a chain reaction that will inspire pathologically nice girls everywhere to strike blows of their own."
- Valerie Frankel, author of The Accidental Virgin

"Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin is a luxurious page-turner of a debut novel that marks the arrival of a tremendously bright, clever new voice in women's fiction. In quick-moving, captivating prose punctuated with dead-on dialogue, Giffin deftly captures the complications and humor of love, betrayal, career, and friendship for a city girl at the edge of thirty; you forget this is just a novel and won't want to put it down."
- Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, author of The Dirty Girls Social Club and Playing with Boys

"I absolutely loved it and read it in two sittings because I could not put it down. It was amazing to me how Emily handled this complex moral issue with such compassion and clear-sightedness. I believed it all the way and forgot about the rest of my life while I was immersed in it. Her three main characters are portrayed as multifaceted and endearingly flawed---just like real human beings. Something Borrowed is also very well written---nice, spare prose, which kept me pressing forward, agog to know what happened. This is a book which takes a clear-eyed look at the rivalry that exists in even the best of friendships. Congratulations to Emily on having written such a compelling, engrossing, and uplifting book."
- Marian Keyes, author of Sushi for Beginners

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