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A sparkling and intelligent romantic comedy with its finger right on the pulse of contemporary coupledom Warm, insightful and topical, BABY PROOF deals with issues that will be relevant to women everywhere An American Kate Harrison BABY PROOF will be Giffin's first outing in hardcover Rights in the author's first 2 novels have been sold in over a dozen countries SOMETHING BORROWED reached the #1 spot on the Bookseller Heatseekers' list with a weekly sale of +6000 copies Major deal for BABY PROOF in the US where Giffin is selling strongly Movie rights sold for SOMETHING BORROWED

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Emily Giffin is in her thirties. She graduated from Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law. She practiced law in New York City for several years before moving to London, where she began writing full time. She now lives in Atlanta with her husband and two sons. Baby Proof is her third novel.


First comes love, then comes marriage, but Ben and Claudia always agreed they didn't want that baby carriage. What happens when Ben changes his mind? From the best-selling author of Something Borrowed. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Review confirmed in new women's magazine FIRST out on 16 August. Review on HANDBAG.COM in August Review in THE SUN in August. Review in EVENING HERALD in August. Review in HEAT magazine. Syndicated reviews in the regional press through PA FEATURES the week of 15 August. Reviews and competitions to win copies on BBC RADIO BRISTOL, BBC RADIO SHROPSHIRE, BBC RADIO JERSEY, BBC RADIO HUMBERSIDE. Newspaper reviews inculde: NORTH WEST TELEGRAPH, BELFAST TELEGRAPHLEICESTER MERCURY, WESTERN DAILY PRESS, CORNISH TIMES, EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES, IRISH NEWS, GLASGOW EVENING TIMES, CAMBRIDGE EVENING NEWS.

The bestselling author of Something Borrowed and Something Blue now tells the story of what happens after the "I do"s. As a successful editor at a Manhattan publishing house, Claudia Parr counts herself fortunate to meet and marry Ben, a man who claims to be a nonbreeding career-firster like she is. The couple's early married years go smoothly, but then Ben's biological clock starts to tick. A baby's a deal breaker for Claudia, so she moves out and bunks with her college roommate Jess (a 35-year-old blonde goddess stuck in a series of dead-end relationships) while the wheels of divorce crank into action. Even after the divorce is finalized and Claudia embarks on a steamy love affair with her colleague Richard, she begins to doubt her decision when she suspects Ben has found a smart, young and beautiful woman willing to bear his children. Standard fare as far as chick lit goes, but there are strong subplots involving Claudia's sisters (one is coping with infertility, the other with a cheating spouse) and the childless-by-choice plot line produces above-average tension. 300,000 announced first printing. (June 13) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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