Who Do You Love: A Novel

By Jennifer Weiner

One of the best-loved novels of 2015 is now to be had in paperback!

"A story of affection opposed to the odds." —People

Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are only eight-years-old after they meet one evening in an ER ready room. Born with a congenial center disorder, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she's intrigued by way of the boy who exhibits up on my own with a damaged arm. He tells her his identify. She tells him a narrative. After Andy's taken again to a physician and Rachel's despatched again to her mattress, they believe they will by no means see one another again.

Yet, over the following 3 a long time, Andy and Rachel will meet back and again—linked accidentally, background, and the reminiscence of the 1st time they met, an evening that modified either one of their lives.

A sweeping, warmhearted, and intimate story, Who Do you're keen on is a rare novel in regards to the passage of time, the way in which humans swap and alter one another, and the way the degree of a lifestyles is who you like.

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It was once dumb, and that i shouldn’t have performed it. ” together with her again to him, he might see a blurry mirrored image of her face within the window. He notion she used to be crying, yet he wasn’t sure. “You recognize, i'll have a boyfriend the following. I could,” she stated in a skinny, excessive voice. “It’s in contrast to men don’t ask. ” Andy felt like he was once attempting to swallow a ball of metal wool. “My pals question me forever what I see in you,” she acknowledged. “They imagine you’re stuck-up. ” “I’m stuck-up? ” He couldn’t preserve from sounding incredulous. those women, with the automobiles they drove and their outfits and their charge cards, they proposal he was once stuck-up? “You slightly even seek advice from them. You act like you’re higher than they're. You pass judgement on them . . . ” “I don’t—” “You do,” Rachel acknowledged. She was once certainly crying now. “Maybe you don’t do it on goal, yet they could inform. ” She paused. “I can inform. You’re regularly analyzing me, attempting to see if I’m more than enough, if I’ve stopped being so shallow and snobby. and that i by no means really get there, do I? ” He desired to visit her, placed his palms on her shoulders, flip her towards him. He desired to kiss the tears off her cheek, pull off her pajamas, take her to mattress, the place every thing used to be regularly correct among them. yet her physique was once stiff lower than his palms, and whilst he attempted to get her to show round and view him, she wouldn’t movement. “I imagine you have to go,” she stated. Her voice was once boring; her eyes have been aimed toward the ground. “I’ve already obtained a price ticket for the bus. It leaves at seven. I don’t . . . ” “I don’t wish you right here. ” Rachel raised her head and stared out onto the darkened quad, having a look offended and fierce, like a type of carved figureheads at the entrance of ships. He was once livid, yet he wasn’t definite the place to direct his anger—at Rachel? At Beer man? At himself, for wasting his mood? At his mother, for dressing him from the church’s donation desk within the first position? “Okay,” he acknowledged, and Rachel left the room with out a glance, with out one other be aware. ••• It took him 5 mins to close up his stuff—his toothbrush, his books, his boxer shorts, the silly tux. He walked down the sorority apartment corridor, head bent, listening to women whispering in the back of the closed doorways. At within the morning, the campus used to be abandoned, and he knew he needed to locate someplace to be, except he desired to suffer a moment go-round with campus defense. on the all-night comfort shop he acquired 3 scorching canines and an immense bag of pretzels, and paid one other sector for a cup filled with ice. For your time, he sat at the bench in entrance of the store, consuming, then wrapping chunks of ice in paper napkins and retaining them opposed to his cheek. by way of 3 he was once on the bus station, attempting to learn Sociology of the relations below the dim glow of the streetlights. He dozed for a while—probably no longer secure, yet no matter what, he’d already been overwhelmed up. At dawn, he got here conscious to the sensation of someone’s hand on his shoulder. Startled, he jumped to his toes, able to run, able to struggle, prepared for something. Rachel used to be status there, with a cup of espresso in a single hand. Her hair used to be pulled again in a bun, with curls escaping round her face.

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