What You Wish for

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$19.00  $17.67
St. Martin's Griffin
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5.47 X 8.29 X 1.0 inches | 0.69 pounds

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About the Author
KATHERINE CENTER is the New York Times bestselling author of over a half dozen novels, including What You Wish For, Things You Save in a Fire, and How to Walk Away. Katherine has been compared to Nora Ephron and Jane Austen. The Dallas Morning News calls her stories, "satisfying in the most soul-nourishing way." Katherine recently gave a TEDx talk on how stories teach empathy. Her work has appeared in USA Today, InStyle, Redbook, People, The Atlantic, Real Simple, and more. She lives in Houston with her husband and two kids.

Praise for What You Wish For:

One of:
People's "Book of the week"
Refinery29's "17 Brand New 'Beach' Reads For Summer 2020"
Parade's "Best Beach Reads of 2020"
Real Simple's "Best Books of 2020"
PopSugar's "30 Best New Books to Dive Into This Summer"
She Reads' "Best Beach Reads of Summer 2020"

"This charming, often lighthearted novel touches on serious issues and celebrates the power of joy to trump fear and despair." --People

"[A] fast-paced tale steeped with whimsical plot points. This is one for the beach bag." -- Publishers Weekly

"The story's message, that people should choose joy even (and especially) in difficult and painful times, seems tailor-made for this moment. A timely, uplifting read about finding joy in the midst of tragedy, filled with quirky characters and comforting warmth."--Kirkus (starred review)

"Katherine Center excels at writing gentle, beautifully crafted romances."-- PopSugar

"What You Wish For is a bona fide explosion of happiness packaged in book form. A compassionate story of grief and resilience, What You Wish For is also a vital reminder that joy is not just something that happens to us but also something we have the power to choose... Center has created for her readers a quirky confection that celebrates life in all its imperfect glory and delivers a much-needed dose of optimism." -- Bookpage

"What You Wish For has Center's signature sprightly style and is a bubbly tonic to chase away the blues." --Augusta Chronicle