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Emily Giffin's highly anticipated Heart of the Matter lands on shelves today

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Emily Giffin has a talent for writing words and describing a scene that make a reader feel like they are right there in the drama with the characters.  Not a fly on the wall, but really there, in the scene.

That quality and more is why today's release of Giffin's fifth novel, Heart of the Matter, has been a practice in patience for Giffin's fans.

About Heart of the Matter:

Tessa Russo is the mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Despite her 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. Each being tested in ways they never thought possible. Each questioning everything they once believed. And each ultimately discovering what truly matters most.

Starting tomorrow Giffin embarks on a cross-country tour for Heart of the Matter.  Below is a list of where you can find her and when.

New York, NY
Wednesday, May 12
7:00pm, Barnes and Noble (150 East 86th Street, New York, NY)
Thursday, May 13
6:00pm, The New York Look (468 West Broadway, New York, NY)
Friday, May 14
7:00pm, The Book Revue (313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY)

Boston, MA
Monday, May 17
12:30pm, Barnes & Noble (800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA)
7:00pm, Harvard Coop (1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA)
Tuesday, May 18
6:30pm, French Lessons Boutique (180 Linden Street, Wellesley, MA)

Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, May 19
12:30pm, Borders (1 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA)
7:00pm, Chester County Book Company (975 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA)

Washington, DC
Thursday, May 20
7:30pm, Borders (5871 Crossroads Center Way, Baileys Crossroads, VA)

Atlanta, GA
Friday, May 21
7:30pm, Borders (3637 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA)

St. Louis, MO
Tuesday, May 25
12:00pm, Left Bank Bookstore (321 North 10th Street, St. Louis, MO)
5:30pm, Saks Fifth Avenue (1 Plaza Frontenac, St. Louis, MO)

Chicago, IL
Wednesday, May 26
7:00pm, Anderson’s Bookshop (123 West Jefferson, Naperville, IL)
Thursday, May 27
7:00pm, Borders (2817 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL)

Milwaukee, WI
Friday, May 28
7:00pm, Barnes & Noble (2500 North Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa, WI)

Dallas, TX
Tuesday, June 1
7:00pm, Barnes & Noble (7700 West Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX)

Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, June 2
7:00pm, Barnes & Noble (189 Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA)
Thursday, June 3
7:00pm, Vromans (695 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA)

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