The Half of It


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$18.99  $17.66
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
5.3 X 8.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Juliette Fay earned her BA from Boston College and her MA from Harvard University. Shelter Me, her first novel, was a 2009 Massachusetts Book Award Book of the Year. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and four children.


"Witty, tender, beautifully written, I loved being immersed in this powerful story of loss and forgiveness." -- Emily Giffin, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Fay's characters come to life in all their flawed glory as they explore the road not taken and a second chance at righting the past. Once again, Fay delivers a highly satisfying read." -- Lee Woodruff, New York Times bestselling author of In An Instant

"The Half of It is a warm and unconventional love story that considers what comes after marriages in which neither happily nor ever are quite in evidence. Instead, Juliette Fay gives us a heartfelt novel where hard-earned wisdom and long-awaited grace provide their own romance, passion, heartbreak, and, ultimately, hope." -- Laurie Frankel, New York Times bestselling author

"Imbued with her trademark warmth and wit, The Half of It by Juliette Fay is a gorgeously written stunner of a novel about family, love, grief, and ultimately, second chances. Fay is a master of creating characters who feel so real, their stories so emotionally resonant--I know that Helen and Cal and their families will linger in my heart long after I turned the last page." -- Jillian Cantor, USA Today bestselling author of Beautiful Little Fools

"This is a heartfelt and funny second-chance romance story that has a great big heart and a complex and interesting protagonist. Love in this book comes in so many shapes, ages and sizes, leading up to a surprising ending that had me in my feelings. You think it's too late to find love? Well, you don't know The Half of It." -- Catherine McKenzie, USA Today bestselling author of Forgotten and Hidden

"With humor, hope, and wisdom, Fay navigates the layers of family and friendship, the great loves we lose, the imperfect marriages we manage with grace, and the unexpected miracles that will astonish us." -- Randy Susan Meyers, international bestselling author of Waisted

"The Half of It is, simply put, a dose of beauty. Fay invites you into a story where you feel so at home, you don't want it to end. I'm a longtime fan of Fay's work, and it's no exaggeration to say I enjoyed every word of The Half of It." -- Jessica Strawser, bestselling author of the The Next Thing You Know

"What a sweet, tender, thought-provoking story about the messy layers of love, friendship, and family that entwine when two childhood friends with unfinished business reconnect as young grandparents... a unique twist on the theme of second chances." -- Barbara Claypole White, bestselling author

"Best-seller Fay (Catch Us When We Fall) presents a touching story of friendship, love, and forgiveness with relatable characters managing the emotional challenges of daily life. Fans of Anna Quindlen who enjoy expressive stories of human connection will enjoy this novel." -- Library Journal

"This tender novel explores regret, loss, and hope with humor and plenty of heart. Recommended for fans of heartwarming and moving relationship fiction and authors such as Kristan Higgins, Katherine Heiny, and Amy Poeppel." -- Booklist