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One day in December : a novel, Josie Silver

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One day in December : a novel
Title
One day in December
Title remainder
a novel
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Josie Silver
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1 day in December
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eng
Summary
Two people. Ten chances. One unforgettable love story. Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn't exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic ... and then her bus drives away. Certain they're fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn't find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they "reunite" at a Christmas party, when her best friend Sarah giddily introduces her new boyfriend to Laurie. It's Jack, the man from the bus. It would be. What follows for Laurie, Sarah and Jack is ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered. One Day in December is a joyous, heartwarming and immensely moving love story to escape into and a reminder that fate takes inexplicable turns along the route to happiness
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Review
  • It’s love at first sight when, a few days before Christmas, Laurie looks out of the window of a London bus and spots an appealing guy sitting in a bus shelter. He seems to see her, too, but the bus pulls away. Laurie spends the next year searching for “bus boy” with the help of Sarah, her gorgeous and more glamorous flatmate and best friend. Then, when the holidays roll around again, Sarah brings home new boyfriend Jack—bus boy himself. Silver’s novel follows her twentysomething characters over the next 10 years as Laurie struggles with her love for Jack and her loyalty to Sarah. It turns out that Jack, who shares narrative duties with Laurie, has not forgotten that first encounter, but his and Laurie’s timing is never right. He and Sarah break up, but not before Laurie has accepted a marriage proposal from dependable Oscar. Silver writes with verve and charm in this debut, and readers will be pulling for Laurie and Jack as they detour through missteps and misunderstandings before their happy ending is finally achieved. -- Mary Ellen Quinn (Reviewed 9/1/2018) (Booklist, vol 115, number 1, p44)
  • An enjoyable page-turner, with a romance that begins with a chance connection at a bus stop and brews in secret over a number of years. More literary romance than chick-lit, this title would be a good choice for readers who enjoy books by Meg Donohue or Erica Bauermeister. -- Marlyn Beebe, Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach, NY. (LibraryReads, October 2018)
  • Silver’s lovely debut follows two young Londoners after a missed connection alters the course of their lives. Laurie, newly out of university, spots Jack while on the bus one December afternoon. Seated in the bus shelter along the sidewalk, Jack gazes back at Laurie and something electric happens. Over the next year, Laurie contemplates the moment, searching for Jack in vain until he shows up at her door for a holiday party—as her friend’s boyfriend. Laurie doesn’t mention anything, and neither does Jack. Silver, who is keenly aware of her influences (there is an immediate reference to the film Love Actually, and Laurie has a self-described love of Nora Ephron), divvies up chapters between Laurie and Jack. The story follows them through awkward dinners, double dates, and birthday celebrations that are full of highly flirtatious scenes where the two attempt to keep their mutual affection hidden. As they age, flaws also slowly rise to the surface, such as Jack’s cruel streak and Laurie’s problematic consumption of alcohol. Silver’s propulsive narrative is enjoyable, and the mix of tension and affection between Jack and Laurie is charming, addictive, and effective. Readers who like quirky love stories will be satisfied by this cinematic novel. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed 07/02/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 27, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10733881
Cataloging source
CNWPU
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Silver, Josie
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Friendship
  • Best friends
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Face
  • Interpersonal attraction
  • Bus stops
  • London (England)
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Best friends
  • Bus stops
  • Face
  • Friendship
  • Interpersonal attraction
  • Man-woman relationships
  • England
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One day in December : a novel, Josie Silver
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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on1044621844
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
409 pages
Isbn
9780525574682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1044621844
Label
One day in December : a novel, Josie Silver
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1044621844
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
409 pages
Isbn
9780525574682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1044621844

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