Jan Goldstein's wonderful debut novel, All That Matters, is a deeply relocating, endearing story of a tender girl who, with the aid of her feisty grandmother, makes a trip from the very breaking point of demise and melancholy right into a complete embody of life.
Jennifer Stempler has not anything left to lose: the affection of her lifestyles dumped her, her mom died in a mindless automobile twist of fate 5 years in the past, and her well-known Hollywood manufacturer father began a brand-new family--with no room in it for her. So, 23-year-old Jennifer makes a decision to pursue peaceable (permanent) oblivion at the seashore close to her domestic in Venice, California, drifting on a deadly mixture of Xanax and tequila. yet she cannot even get that right.
Jennifer's melancholy isn't any fit for her Nana's selection. Gabby Zuckerman refuses to allow her granddaughter self-destruct. With supplies made to Jennifer's father and medical professionals, Gabby whisks Jennifer again to her domestic in big apple urban, meaning to turn out to Jennifer that her existence can't almost certainly be over but. in truth, it has simply started. via jaunts in imperative Park to street journeys to Maine, Gabby teaches Jennifer the way to belief and desire back. And by way of bearing on her personal tragic and heroic event through the Nazi career of Poland, Gabby bestows upon Jennifer an figuring out of her personal life's worth. but if Gabby unearths a secret--one that proves to be Jennifer's hardest problem yet--Jennifer struggles to determine even if the reward will maintain her.
Combining the unabashedly heart-warming sentiment of Robert James Waller's The Bridges of Madison County or Nicholas Sparks's Message in a Bottle with the irreverent humor of Jennifer Weiner's In Her Shoes, Goldstein's All That Matters is an inspirational first novel that leads readers to the center of what concerns in life--family, desire, and savoring every one moment.
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