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The engagements: a novel

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From the New York Times best-selling author of Commencement and Maine comes a gorgeous, sprawling novel about marriage--about those who marry in a white heat of passion, those who marry for partnership and comfort, and those who live together, love each other, and have absolutely no intention of ruining it all with a wedding. Evelyn has been married to her husband for forty years--forty years since he slipped off her first wedding ring and put his own in its place. Delphine has seen both sides of love--the ecstatic, glorious highs of seduction, and the bitter, spiteful fury that descends when it's over. James, a paramedic who works the night shift, knows his wife's family thinks she could have done better; while Kate, partnered with Dan for a decade, has seen every kind of wedding--beach weddings, backyard weddings, castle weddings--and has vowed never, ever, to have one of her own. As these lives and marriages unfold in surprising ways, we meet Frances Gerety, a young advertising copywriter in 1947. Frances is working on the De Beers campaign and she needs a signature line, so, one night before bed, she scribbles a phrase on a scrap of paper: "A Diamond Is Forever." And that line changes everything. A rich, layered, exhilarating novel spanning nearly a hundred years, The Engagements captures four wholly unique marriages, while tracing the story of diamonds in America, and the way--for better or for worse--these glittering stones have come to symbolize our deepest hopes for everlasting love.

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Grouped Work ID72f0d51b-2bcd-15b9-60db-5048095e3b21
Grouping Titleengagements
Grouping Authorj courtney sullivan
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-10-29 04:16:50AM
Last Indexed2020-10-29 04:43:11AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780804120562

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Couples -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Diamonds -- Fiction
Diamonds -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
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Women in the advertising industry -- Fiction
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