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How to Walk Away

ISBN: 9781250149060

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Publication Date: 5/15/2018

Format: Other

My Rating: 4 Stars From the author of Happiness for Beginners comes an unforgettable love story about finding joy even in the darkest of circumstances. Margaret Jacobsen has a bright future ahead of her: a fiancé she adores, her dream job, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in one tumultuous moment. In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Margaret must figure out how to move forward on her own terms while facing long-held family secrets, devastating heartbreak, and the idea that love might find her in the last place she would ever expect.

How to Walk Away is Katherine Center at her very best: an utterly charming, hopeful, and romantic novel that will capture reader’s hearts with every page.


Advance Praise

"A heartbreak of a novel that celebrates resilience and strength." —Jill Santopolo, bestselling author of The Light We Lost

"If you just read one book this year, read How to Walk Away." —Nina George, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop

"Warm, witty, and wonderfully observed." —Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love

"Sympathetic and refreshing!" —Elinor Lipman, bestselling author of The Family Man

"I can't think of a blurb good enough for this novel...poignant, funny, heartbreaking." —Jenny Lawson, bestselling author of Furiously Happy


About the Author

Katherine Center

Katherine Center writes bittersweet comic novels about how we get back up after life has knocked us down. She writes about hope, and love, and how we hold onto life’s joys, even in the midst of all its hardship.

Katherine is the author of six novels, including The Bright Side of Disaster, Happiness for Beginners, and the upcoming How to Walk Away—with more on the way. Her fourth novel, The Lost Husband, was recently optioned for a movie.

Her work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, Redbook, InStyle, People, USA Today, Real Simple, Houstonia, the Dallas Morning News, the Houston Press, and the Houston Chronicle, as well as several anthologies.

Katherine holds degrees from Vassar College and the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program and lives in Texas with her husband and two sweet children. Read More






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