Something Borrowed

by Alexandra Marshall

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | December 24, 1998 | Trade Paperback

Not yet rated | write a review
"Finally, a book about grown-ups," said Ellen Goodman of Something Borrowed, a sparkling love story of unresolved relationships and unexpected second chances. Gale and Gary are a divorced couple reunited, after fifteen years, at their son''s wedding - where, to their own astonishment, old passions are rekindled. It''s a novel "full of wise observation, mordant wit, and a fine comic sense . . . a pleasure to read" (San Francisco Chronicle).

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.56 in

Published: December 24, 1998

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0395924898

ISBN - 13: 9780395924891

Found in: Adult, Fiction and Literature

save 5%

  • Out of stock online

$13.95  ea

Online Price

$13.95 List Price

Cart

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Item can only be shipped in Canada

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

All available formats:

Reviews

– More About This Product –

Something Borrowed

by Alexandra Marshall

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.56 in

Published: December 24, 1998

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0395924898

ISBN - 13: 9780395924891

From the Publisher

"Finally, a book about grown-ups," said Ellen Goodman of Something Borrowed, a sparkling love story of unresolved relationships and unexpected second chances. Gale and Gary are a divorced couple reunited, after fifteen years, at their son''s wedding - where, to their own astonishment, old passions are rekindled. It''s a novel "full of wise observation, mordant wit, and a fine comic sense . . . a pleasure to read" (San Francisco Chronicle).

From the Jacket

Here is the perfect romantic comedy for the age of divorce, a wise and wry story of unresolved relationships and unexpected second chances. Gale and Gary are a divorced couple reunited after fifteen years on the weekend of their son''s wedding. Their marriage had begun with a passionate connection and, through one betrayal, ended in an explosive collapse. At middle age, each has settled into a new life with a caring new spouse. But meeting again, Gale and Gary are astonished to find that the sexual sparks still fly between them, and temptation beckons against their better judgment. One question is inevitable: Will they or won''t they sleep together? Far more complicated is the question that has repercussions for everyone connected to them - their spouses, their children, their friends: Will they or won''t they stay together?

About the Author

ALEXANDRA MARSHALL is the author of five novels: The Court of Common Pleas (Houghton Mifflin, 2001), Something Borrowed (Houghton Mifflin, 1997), The Brass Bed (Doubleday, 1986), Tender Offer (Knopf, 1981), and Gus in Bronze (Knopf, 1977). She has also published a nonfiction book, Still Waters (Morrow, 1978), which was prepared in conjunction with the PBS "Nova" film of the same title. Born in 1944 in western Pennsylvania and raised in the near suburbs of New York City, Alexandra Marshall did not grow up imagining herself as a writer. She studied modern dance at Wheaton College and The New England Conservatory and graduated with a BA in French from Wheaton in 1965. The following year she studied Japanese classical dance in Kyoto, and upon her return to New York, worked at the Japanese Consulate while studying Japanese at the New School. In 1966 she married her first husband, Timothy Buxton, and they moved to Stanford University for a year, where she worked at its International Students Center. Back in New York, she received an MA from Columbia University Teachers College in 1969 and taught French the following year at a public junior high school in Exeter, NH. In 1970 the couple led a group of college students to Ghana, West Africa, for Operation Crossroads Africa, a program that John F. Kennedy called "the progenitor of the Peace Corps." Her husband died there at age 28. Returning to the U.S. she moved next to New Haven with the idea of doing graduate work in American Studie
read more read less

From Our Editors

Here is the perfect romantic comedy for the age of divorce, a wise and wry story of unresolved relationships and unexpected second chances. Gale and Gary are a divorced couple reunited after fifteen years on the weekend of their son's wedding. Their marriage had begun with a passionate connection and, through one betrayal, ended in an explosive collapse. At middle age, each has settled into a new life with a caring new spouse. But meeting again, Gale and Gary are astonished to find that the sexual sparks still fly between them, and temptation beckons against their better judgment. One question is inevitable: Will they or won't they sleep together? Far more complicated is the question that has repercussions for everyone connected to them - their spouses, their children, their friends: Will they or won't they stay together?

Editorial Reviews

"A glorious portrait of marriage, divorce, and true love." - Alice Hoffman
Item not added

This item is not available to order at this time.

See used copies from 00.00
  • My Gift List
  • My Wish List
  • Shopping Cart