"Giffin excels at creating complex characters and stories that
ask us to explore what we really want from our lives."--Atlanta
Tessa Russo is the mother of two young children and the wife
of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Despite her own mother''s
warnings, Tessa has recently given up her career to focus on her
family and the pursuit of domestic happiness. From the
outside, she seems destined to live a charmed life.
Valerie Anderson is an attorney and single mother to
six-year-old Charlie--a boy who has never known his father.
After too many disappointments, she has given up on romance--and
even to some degree, friendships--believing that it is always safer
not to expect too much.
Although both women live in the same Boston suburb, the two
have relatively little in common aside from a fierce love for their
children. But one night, a tragic accident causes their lives
to converge in ways no one could have imagined.
In alternating, pitch-perfect points of view, Emily Giffin
creates a moving, luminous story of good people caught in untenable
circumstances. In Heart of the Matter, each is
tested in ways they never thought possible. Each questions
everything they once believed. And each ultimately discovers what
truly matters most.