All We Ever Wanted - Emily Giffin

All We Ever Wanted Summary

Written By Emily Giffin

Readers Score: 4.5/5
4.5
Rated by 2,004 Readers

All We Ever Wanted Book Summary

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this riveting novel from the #1 bestselling author of Something Borrowed and First Comes Love, three very different people must choose between their families and their most deeply held values. . . .

“An unpredictable page-turner that unfolds in the voices of three superbly distinct characters.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution • “A gripping, thought-provoking journey.”—Jodi Picoult

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THESKIMM

Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville’s elite. More recently, her husband made a fortune selling his tech business, and their adored son has been accepted to Princeton. 

Yet sometimes the middle-class small-town girl in Nina wonders if she’s strayed from the person she once was.

Tom Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs while struggling to raise his headstrong daughter, Lyla. His road has been lonely, long, and hard, but he finally starts to relax after Lyla earns a scholarship to Windsor Academy, Nashville’s most prestigious private school.

Amid so much wealth and privilege, Lyla doesn’t always fit in—and her overprotective father doesn’t help—but in most ways, she’s a typical teenaged girl, happy and thriving.

Then, one photograph, snapped in a drunken moment at a party, changes everything. As the image spreads like wildfire, the Windsor community is instantly polarized, buzzing with controversy and assigning blame.

At the heart of the lies and scandal, Tom, Nina, and Lyla are forced together—all questioning their closest relationships, asking themselves who they really are, and searching for the courage to live a life of true meaning.

Praise for All We Ever Wanted

“Page-turning . . . Timely and thought-provoking, it’s Giffin’s best yet.”People

“Giffin’s novel has style and substance . . . . Truly excellent."The Washington Post

“If you’re looking for a book club selection, All We Ever Wanted is bound to spark meaningful and meaty discussions.”The Augusta Chronicle

“A page-turning exploration of wealth and privilege.”Entertainment Weekly

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About the book:

All We Ever Wanted is a Fiction & Literature book, written By Emily Giffin. As a testament to the Book's popularity, it has gathered a rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5 Stars, on Reviews by 2,004 Readers who strongly recommends this book.


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  • A good read

    3
    By Blissjewelsinc
    Not the best ~ a little suspense, but that’s about it. The ending was stupid. Not worth $14.99. I’d pay $5.99, maybe
  • All I Ever Wanted

    5
    By N2 fine dining
    Very well written and timely story about values, family, and the pull of materialism. It is nice to read a book that does not disappoint with its twists and turns and gives hope for the good in humanity.
  • Good read

    5
    By lacey_lu_who
    Not what I was expecting. Very realistic for today's times.

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  • Good read

    5
    By lacey_lu_who
    Not what I was expecting. Very realistic for today's times.
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    1
    By Snoozlin
    Bore Zzzz Don’t waste your time!
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    By jackie3rh
    Not worth reading
  • Amazing

    5
    By Miaya g
    Read this in three days! It literally was amazing I couldn’t stop reading it!
  • Ehh

    2
    By sazak89
    Least favorite novel by her thus far. I’d prefer a different concept, it read very immature to me.
  • Loved

    4
    By Isabel Bekele
    Loved this book! The ending was a tad unsatisfying in a way, but besides that it was excellent
  • Don’t miss this

    5
    By Golfgirl93
    What a great read... love how the story is told from the perspectives of different main characters and the growth they experience. A book that is very hard to put down as you cheer on each of the characters and are simply reminded that “people matter”- inspiring! An added bonus is the “Nashville” scene- fun to recognize some Nashville hotspots and local lingo if you’re an insider.
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    5
    By emily bju
    Beautifully written and touches on a topic that we all should be made aware of and fight for!
  • What we were

    5
    By joycetrue1951
    Good Read