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Swear on This Life

Swear on This Life

A Novel

by Renée Carlino
Paperback
Publication Date: 10/08/2016

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From USA TODAY bestselling author Renée Carlino (Before We Were Strangers), a warm and witty novel about a struggling writer who must come to grips with her past, present, and future after she discovers that she’s the inspiration for a pseudonymously published bestselling novel.

When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J. Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego with her own stalled literary career and a bumpy long-term relationship, Emiline isn’t thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of a young and gifted writer.

Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in love and dream of a better life beyond the long dirt road that winds through their impoverished town in rural Ohio.

That’s because the novel is patterned on Emiline’s own dark and desperate childhood, which means that “J. Colby” must be Jase: the best friend and first love she hasn’t seen in over a decade. Far from being flattered that he wrote the novel from her perspective, Emiline is furious that he co-opted her painful past and took some dramatic creative liberties with the ending.

The only way she can put her mind at ease is to find and confront “J. Colby,” but is she prepared to learn the truth behind the fiction?

“Swear on This Life is Renée Carlino at her finest. Raw, real and gripping; I read it in one sitting.” - Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends With Us

“Carlino fans will love this one, and so will readers who have not yet made her acquaintance. The tale is engaging and paced to keep the pages turning long after the lights should be out.” - Kirkus Reviews

ISBN:
9781501105791
9781501105791
Category:
Romance
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
10-08-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Atria Books
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
209.55x134.92x17.78mm
Weight:
0.37kg
Renée Carlino

Renée Carlino is a screenwriter and the bestselling author of Sweet Thing, Nowhere But Here, After the Rain, and Before We Were Strangers.

She grew up in Southern California and lives in the San Diego area with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog June.

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