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 illness, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she's intrigued through 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 suspect they're going to by no means see one another again.

Yet, over the subsequent 3 a long time, Andy and Rachel will meet back and again—linked by accident, heritage, 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 like is a unprecedented novel in regards to the passage of time, the best way humans swap and alter one another, and the way the degree of a lifestyles is who you're keen on.

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Honey, please,” his grandma stated. The heavy gold jewelry that she wore had stretched out her earlobes, and her purple lipstick used to be smeared on her entrance the teeth. He remembered how she regularly smelled reliable, and her tender sweaters, and cookies with sprinkles, and the way he’d felt whilst she’d stated, “Of path he’s mine. ” Andy’s throat felt thick and his eyes have been burning. “I can’t,” he stated back. His grandfather improved till his chest used to be virtually brushing the door, and Andy may perhaps scent him, previous Spice and cigars. He was once a heavy guy with iron-gray hair combed directly again from his deeply grooved brow. He’d been a pipe more fit and labored within the army backyard, yet now he used to be retired. “Andrew,” he acknowledged, in his deep voice. “We understand we’re now not welcome right here. yet please, son. Whatever’s happening among the 2 folks and your mom isn’t your fault. You haven’t performed whatever unsuitable. We simply are looking to provide you with a few Christmas provides. we like you a great deal. ” Andy felt like whatever used to be ripping at his insides. “I can’t,” he repeated, his voice cracking. He close the door and locked it, and walked, as quickly as he may perhaps, throughout the condominium until eventually he was once in his mother’s bed room, with the bed room door close in the back of him. He rested his burning brow opposed to the wall, ignoring the knocking, and made himself take deep gradual breaths and count number to 1 hundred earlier than he opened his eyes. His grandparents have been long past, yet they’d left the offers at the steps, wrapped in purple paper that confirmed reindeers pulling a ho-ho-hoing Santa’s sleigh in the course of the starry sky. Andy appeared left, then correct, sooner than scooping them up and bringing them within. He locked himself within the rest room, although Lori wasn’t due domestic for an hour, and tore in the course of the paper. there has been a bottle of body spray for his mother, and a hardcover Guinness ebook of worldwide documents that he’d requested for on his record to Santa, and a package deal of recent socks for him. the most important field was once from Strawbridge’s. In it used to be a wintry weather coat, a blue-and-red one, precisely what Andy could have picked out himself. He checked out it for a very long time. possibly if he left it in his locker in school, and wore it basically at recess? Or if he informed Lori that one of many friends, perhaps Mrs. Cleary, had given it to him since it didn’t healthy Dylan? Or that it was once the reward coat from Ryan Peterman? other than his mom might thank Mrs. Cleary, who wouldn’t be aware of what she was once conversing approximately, and the Petermans may most likely have Ryan carry the coat over and make an enormous exhibit of his generosity, his Christian charity. Andy might inform the reality, may stand in entrance of his mother and say, “My grandparents gave it to me and that i don’t are looking to supply it again. ” other than then her face might get nonetheless and faded and she’d draw back, propping her fingers opposed to the again of a chair like she couldn’t even get up on her personal. possibly she’d even commence crying back, and Andy didn’t imagine that he might take it. We’re a workforce, she constantly acknowledged. It’s us opposed to the realm. His mother stored the rubbish luggage beneath the sink. Andy pulled one out and positioned every thing within, the coat and the e-book, the socks and the fragrance, the containers and the wrapping paper and the ribbons.

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