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Vorrei che fosse amore by Julie Buxbaum
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Vorrei che fosse amore (edition 2009)

by Julie Buxbaum

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When successful twenty-nine-year-old Manhattan attorney Emily Haxby ends her happy relationship just as her boyfriend is on the verge of proposing, she can't explain to even her closest friends why she did it. Somewhere beneath her sense of fun, her bravado, and her independent exterior, Emily knows that her breakup with Andrew has less to do with him and more to do with ... her. As the holiday season looms and Emily contemplates whether she made a huge mistake, the rest of her world begins to unravel: she is assigned to a multimillion-dollar lawsuit where she must defend the very values she detests by a boss who can't keep his hands to himself; her Grandpa Jack, a charming, feisty octogenarian and the person she cares most about in the world, is losing it, while her emotionally distant father has left her to cope with this alone; and underneath it all, fading memories of her deceased mother continue to remind her that love doesn't last forever. How this brave, original young heroine finally decides to take control of her life and face the fears that have long haunted her is the great achievement of Julie Buxbaum's marvelous first novel.… (more)
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"THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE", by Julie Buxbaum, takes one an emotional journey right along with Emily, the young lawyer who tells her own tale. Like most of us, Emily has compartmentalized deep emotional issues and functioned fairly well on a day-to-day basis. What proves to be her undoing, and ultimately her salvation, is the the tenderness with which she is loved by the good-hearted Andrew. When she realizes that Andrew is beginning to think of a permanent commitment, Emily immediately ends their relationship. Things begin to unravel for Emily without Andrew, and she must face many long-postponed issues before she is free to reach out for the joy which awaits. ( )
  gincam | Mar 3, 2020 |
A girl coming to terms with who she is, who she has lost and all she can be! Wonderful and sad. Listened to on audio Ariadne Meyers ( )
  Indygirl | Aug 5, 2016 |
Emily appears to have it all - Yale law graduate in a high-pressure firm, a boyfriend poised to ask her to marry him and a great place in the city then she decides to discover what love is by looking for its opposite which is not hate but emptiness which causes her to look at what she has been using to fill her life. Looking for the next novel from this first-time author. ( )
  lindap69 | Apr 5, 2013 |
Emily Haxy is 29, a successful lawyer, lives in NYC, and has a wonderful doctor boyfriend Andrew. She also has a lot of baggage from her past. When the book opens, Emily is about to go into self-destruct mode, which brings about some major life changes. No surprises but good writing and a happy ending. ( )
  CatieN | Feb 13, 2010 |
When Emily has a dream of literally eating her boyfriend, she comes to the conclusion that she must obviously break up with him, preferably before he has a chance to propose. As a young lawyer in a very demanding firm, she feels confident that she has made the right decision. However, as she becomes involved in unethical practices at work and faces the declining health of her favorite grandfather, Emily begins to acknowledge that she is not the person she wants to be. With the support of her friends and some long overdo therapy, Emily begins the painful transformation to become more genuine and honest with herself and the people in her life. This book is laugh-out-loud funny in places and heartbreaking in others. I identified with Emily and enjoyed the way she changed over the course of the novel. A great book about taking risks to love deeper, actualizing your dreams and capturing every moment to fully experience your life. ( )
  voracious | Jan 23, 2010 |
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For my dad, with love and gratitude And for my mom, who is loved and remembered, every day
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Your picture is already hanging on the fridge.
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New York, its consistent throb of potential, can be a dangerous place for the overly imaginative; everyone you see is a possible route toward a different future.
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When successful twenty-nine-year-old Manhattan attorney Emily Haxby ends her happy relationship just as her boyfriend is on the verge of proposing, she can't explain to even her closest friends why she did it. Somewhere beneath her sense of fun, her bravado, and her independent exterior, Emily knows that her breakup with Andrew has less to do with him and more to do with ... her. As the holiday season looms and Emily contemplates whether she made a huge mistake, the rest of her world begins to unravel: she is assigned to a multimillion-dollar lawsuit where she must defend the very values she detests by a boss who can't keep his hands to himself; her Grandpa Jack, a charming, feisty octogenarian and the person she cares most about in the world, is losing it, while her emotionally distant father has left her to cope with this alone; and underneath it all, fading memories of her deceased mother continue to remind her that love doesn't last forever. How this brave, original young heroine finally decides to take control of her life and face the fears that have long haunted her is the great achievement of Julie Buxbaum's marvelous first novel.

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