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Meant to be : a novel / Emily Giffin.

Giffin, Emily, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780425286647
  • ISBN: 0425286649
  • ISBN: 9780425286647 : HRD
  • ISBN: 0425286649 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780425286647
  • ISBN: 0425286649
  • ISBN: 9780385689762
  • ISBN: 0385689764
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2022]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"The Kingsley family is American royalty, beloved for their military heroics, political service, and unmatched elegance. In 1968, after Joseph S. Kingsley, Jr. is killed in a tragic accident, his charismatic son inherits the weight of that legacy. But Joe III is a free spirit-and a little bit reckless. Despite his best intentions, he has trouble meeting the expectations of a nation, as well as his exacting mother, Dottie. Meanwhile, no one ever expected anything of Cate Cooper. She, too, grew up fatherless-and after her mother remarried an abusive man, she was forced to fend for herself. After being discovered by a model scout at age sixteen, Cate decides that her good looks might be her ticket out of the cycle of disappointment that her mother has always inhabited. Before too long, Cate's face is appearing in magazines and on billboards. Yet, she has always felt like a fraud, faking it in a world to which she's never truly belonged. When Joe and Cate unexpectedly cross paths one afternoon, their connection is instant and intense. But can their relationship survive the glare of the spotlight and the so-called Kingsley Curse? In a beautifully written novel that captures a gilded moment in American history, Emily Giffin tells the story of two young people searching for belonging and identity, as well as the answer to the question: are certain love stories meant to be?"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Models (Persons) > Fiction.
Genre: Novellas.

Available copies

  • 6 of 57 copies available at Bibliomation.


  • 92 current holds with 57 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ansonia Public Library FIC GIFFIN, EMILY (Text) 34045145959453 Adult New Fiction Checked out 07/08/2022
Beacon Falls Public Library FIC GIF (Text) 33120152842479 Adult New Fiction Checked out 07/06/2022
Beekley Community Library - New Hartford NEW F GIFFIN E (Text) 32544072733164 Adult New Fiction Checked out 06/30/2022
Bethel Public Library NEW ROM GIFFIN (Text) 34030150562541 Adult New Romance Checked out 06/28/2022
Brookfield Library F/GRIFFIN (Text) 34029150053881 Adult New Fiction Checked out 07/01/2022
Burnham Library - Bridgewater FIC GIFFIN (Text) 36937002168335 Adult New Material In transit -
Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport FIC GIFFIN (Text) 34000151332855 Adult New Fiction Checked out 07/05/2022
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown FIC GIF (Text) 34014150701242 Adult New Fiction Checked out 06/28/2022
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown FIC GIF (Text) 34014150701606 Lucky Day Checked out 07/05/2022
Canterbury Public Library FIC GIFFIN (Text) 33190000463349 Adult New Checked out 06/29/2022
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