A People Magazine Top 10 Best Books of the Year - The New York Times best-selling author of Maine returns with an exhilarating novel about Frances Gerety, the real pioneering ad woman who coined the famous slogan "A Diamond is Forever," and four unique marriages that will test how true--or not--those words might be. "Sullivan is a born storyteller. Like its mineral muse, Engagements shines."--Entertainment Weekly Evelyn has been married to her husband for forty years, but their son's messy divorce has put them at rare odds; James, a beleaguered paramedic, has spent most of his marriage haunted by his wife's family's expectations; Delphine has thrown caution to the wind and left a peaceful French life for an exciting but rocky romance in America; and Kate, partnered with Dan for a decade, has seen every kind of wedding and has vowed never, ever, to have one of her own. As the stories connect to each other and to Frances's legacy in surprising ways, The Engagements explores the complicated ins and outs of relationships, then, now, and forever.
Author: J. Courtney Sullivan Publisher: Vintage Published: 05/20/2014 Pages: 544 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.85lbs Size: 8.09h x 5.17w x 0.97d ISBN: 9780307949226
About the Author
J. Courtney Sullivan is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Commencement, Maine and The Engagements. Maine was named a Best Book of the Year by Time magazine, and a Washington Post Notable Book for 2011. The Engagements was one of People Magazine's Top Ten Books of 2013 and an Irish Times Best Book of the Year. It will be translated into seventeen languages. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, the Chicago Tribune, New York magazine, Elle, Glamour, Allure, Real Simple, and O: The Oprah Magazine, among many others. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.