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From the New York Times bestselling author of JEMIMA J, and THE BEACH HOUSE, comes Jane Green’s most emotional and powerful novel yet:  a story that explores the complications of a woman marrying into a ready-made family, and the true meaning of motherhood.

Andi has spent much of her adult life looking for the perfect man, and at thirty-seven, she's finally found him.  Ethan—divorced with two daughters, Emily and Sophia—is a devoted father and even better ...

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Overview

From the New York Times bestselling author of JEMIMA J, and THE BEACH HOUSE, comes Jane Green’s most emotional and powerful novel yet:  a story that explores the complications of a woman marrying into a ready-made family, and the true meaning of motherhood.

Andi has spent much of her adult life looking for the perfect man, and at thirty-seven, she's finally found him.  Ethan—divorced with two daughters, Emily and Sophia—is a devoted father and even better husband.  Always hoping one day she would be a mother, Andi embraces the girls like they were her own. But in Emily’s eyes, Andi is an obstacle to her father’s love, and Emily will do whatever it takes to break her down. When the dynamics between the two escalate, they threaten everything Andi believes about love, family, and motherhood—leaving both women standing at a crossroad in their lives…and in their hearts.

ANOTHER PIECE OF MY HEART is a novel that illuminates the nuances and truths about relationships and is Jane Green at her absolute best.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781250059918
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 6/3/2014
  • Edition description: $9.99 Edition
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 542,120
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Green

Jane Green is the author of twelve bestselling novels, dealing with real women, real life, and all the things in-between, with her trademark wisdom, wit and warmth. She contributes to various publications, both online and print, including Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, and assorted Anthologies.  Passionate about both food and the home, most weekends see her cooking up a storm in her home in Westport, Connecticut, where she lives by the beach with her husband and their many children.

Biography

British import Jane Green is a founding member of the genre known as "chick lit," a literary territory populated by funny, likable, underdog heroines who triumph over life's adversities and find true love in the end. If someone turned Green's life into a novel, she might emerge as a chick-lit heroine herself. She toiled for years in the trenches of entertainment journalism and public relations (two fields that sound far more glamorous than they are!) before moving up to become a popular feature writer for The Daily Express in London.

In 1996, Green took a leap in faith when she left the paper to freelance and work on a novel. Seven months later, she had a publishing deal for her first book, Straight Talking, the saga of a single career girl looking for (what else?) the right man. The novel was a hit in England, and Green was, as she admitted in a Barnes & Noble interview, an "overnight success." The success got even sweeter when her second novel, Jemima J, became an international bestseller. Cosmopolitan called this cheerful, updated Cinderella story "the kind of novel you'll gobble up in a single sitting."

Since then, Green has graduated to more complex, character-driven novels that explore the concerns of real women's lives, from marriage (The Other Woman) to motherhood (Babyville) to midlife crises (Second Chance) -- all served up with her trademark wit and warmth. Whether she has outgrown chick lit or the genre itself is growing up, one thing seems certain: The career of Jane Green is destined for a happy ending.

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Some outtakes from our interview with Green:

"My life is actually very boring. The life of a bestselling novelist sounds like it ought to be spectacularly glamorous and fun, but in fact I spend most of my time incognito, and in fact were you to pass me in the street you would think I was just another dowdy suburban mom."

"I'm still a failed artist at heart and never happier than when I'm sitting behind an easel, painting, which is something I rarely do these days, although I have a few of my paintings around the house, competing, naturally, with far greater works."

"I am completely addicted to gossip magazines that are, I have decided, my secret shame. I know everything there is to know about who's been wearing what and where, the only problem is I have an inability to retain it, so although I enjoy it whilst flicking through the pages, as soon as I close the magazine all the information is gone."

"I am a passionate gardener and happiest when outside planting, particularly with the children, who have their own vegetable gardens."

"My favorite way to unwind is with friends, at home, with lots of laughter and lots of delicious food. I'm a horrible baker -- everything collapses and tastes awful -- but a great cook, particularly comfort food: stews and casseroles."

"I have a deep and passionate love of America. It is where I have always thought I would be happiest, and although I miss England desperately, I find that my heart definitely has its home over here."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Mummy
    2. Hometown:
      Westport, Connecticut
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 31, 1968
    2. Place of Birth:
      London, England
    1. Education:
      "Managed to drop out of Fine Art Degree at University."
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2012

    Awesome

    This book was so great. The only part I disliked was the language as I am not fond of the F word, but the story was very realistic, honest, felt like you were part of the family as Emily went through her stages in life. I would tell any reader to get this book and definitely it's a keeper. So glad I read it.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    A beautiful well-written honest book. A MUST READ!

    As a huge fan of Green's I was so excited to get my hands on her newest book. Another Piece of My Heart may be her BEST BOOK YET! As usual, Jane's characters are so believable and real, and with the addition of getting into the characters voices, I was really able to understand both sides of the story.

    I'm not sure which book the previous reviewers were referring to, but it certainly was NOT this one. I loved that this book took place in California, as I was able to relate to the feeling of living there. I think every woman will be able to relate to this story of wanting to be heard.

    Another home run Jane, can't wait to reread Another Piece of My Heart...

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 22, 2012

    I was immediately pulled into the storyline. Today, it is very

    I was immediately pulled into the storyline. Today, it is very common for children to belong to blended families. Providing a glimpse into the story of one familly that is dealing with the effects of alcohol, drugs, teen issues, infertility, adoption, and trying to stay together. Told through the perspective of the step-mother, biological mother, teenager, and author, the reader is able to get a better understanding behind each character’s thoughts, behaviors, and motivations.

    Jane Green does a remarkable job at keeping the storyline authentic, as she covers real life issues, in a fast paced story. The story doesn’t seem bogged down or too water downed. There were times where it was difficult to understand and like some of the characters. However, Jane Green then shows the individual perspective of that particular character, and the reader soon can empathize with her, too.

    Reading from Andi’s perspective, the reader is able to truly understand her desire to have children, feel her pain each month that she finds out she isn’t pregnant, and feel her struggles as she tries to make peace with the oldest teen, Emily. However, Emily appears as this rebellious teen. As a reader, I could sense the anger and understand her frustration as she tries to keep the family together, be a wife and mother to her husband’s children, and struggles with her own issues of fertility. However, Emily often argues with her, is dismissive towards her and the family, appears to be a manipulator, and just an overall rebellious teen. Reading from Emily’s perspective gave the reader an opportunity to understand her motives, the struggle she has of dealing with an alcoholic mother, trying to fit in at school, feeling her father doesn’t listen to her, and seeing Andi as fake and wanting her father and younger sister without her being a part of the family.

    The family dynamics are truly realistic and it’s a story that gives a well rounded view of a blended family and it’s issues.

    I highly suggest this book to those who love contemporary fiction, reading about families, enjoy books told through multiple point of views, and deal with complex issues that aren’t always so black and white.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2012

    Enjoyable and Interesting!

    I wasn't sure I would like this book but found it difficult to put down. It ignited a spark that let me know that good writing comes in many forms.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    Not worth it

    Trite unsophidticated and repetitive

    3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    I absolutely adored Jemima J and I couldn't wait for another Jan

    I absolutely adored Jemima J and I couldn't wait for another Jane Green book to come out, so I was so excited for Another Piece of My Heart. I have to so though, I am a little disappointed, especially in the way she writes. Very confusing at time, switches to the past for a couple of pages, then switches to the present and all that. Confusing characters too! Also, the writing is very hard to read. I like it when readers switch up their sentence structure/style every few sentences, but it is extremely repetitive with the short sentences. Like this. And this. And this.

    As for the plot, I definitely liked this because so many women can definitely relate to the many subjects Green brings up, such as stepchildren, menopause, infertility. But at times the conflict was repetitive which made the book a little tiresome and felt as if I read the book for days when I only read it for a few hours. I also wish she developed on some of the conflicts instead of ending them in such a bland way. And I wish she introduced the characters by weaving them in the novel; she kind of just threw character descriptions here and there.

    I honestly love the plot and it's extremely interesting, but it's just the new style of writing Green has adapted that I do not adore or find pleasant. The writing is very messy and repetitive! But I definitely think this is a great book to relate to and reflect on compared to her other novels. Not memorable, but not bad. Definitely good for a quick read, not something that I couldn't put down though.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2012

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    HER BEST ONE YET !! A riveting read from the first page is how I

    HER BEST ONE YET !!
    A riveting read from the first page is how I found "Another Piece of My Heart." This book tugged at all the emotions...I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. Great job, Jane -- keep writing and we'll keep reading!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Fabulous book!

    Loved loved loved this book!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 18, 2012

    Seriously disappointed in this book. I would not be surprised to

    Seriously disappointed in this book. I would not be surprised to hear that Jane Green did not write this herself. The story was lacking any real depth and the character of Emily is so wishy washy that she came off as completely annoying. The story repeats itself numerous times because of the change of view point and I found myself flipping through several pages at a a time, not even stopping to read was was on them. I have read and enjoyed almost all of Jane Green's books but this one was way below her usual standards.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2012

    Jane Green's previous work is much better. The character in thi

    Jane Green's previous work is much better. The character in this book are so flawed, and their lack of wanting to heal and grow make themselves unlikeable.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 30, 2012

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    Worst Read Ever!

    I was looking forward to reading this author as this was my first book - it was bad! I kept waiting for it to speed it, as so slow moving, depressing, and actually was stressing listening to it (purchased on audio). I could not wait for it to end, as felt a total waste of my time and most likely will not be buying any more of her books in the future, if they are anything like this one. I may give her another shot, but there are so many good books and authors I adore, just do not waste your time with this one.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2012

    I really liked this book. Being a stepmom of two girls I felt li

    I really liked this book. Being a stepmom of two girls I felt like I could really relate to the main character. I also appreciated how realistic some of the content was.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2012

    ok, not as good as Green's other books...

    it was an enjoyable read - finished in two days - but didn't think it was nearly as good as her other books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2012

    Wow, I really liked this book. I totally felt for Andi, our prot

    Wow, I really liked this book. I totally felt for Andi, our protagonist, and her struggles with being a step mom and wanting to have her own child. I was a little thrown at first by the reader because it was read by Jane Green (Who is British, who knew?). Once I was able to get used to the accent and remembering that this was a book about America, it got easier.


    One of the reasons that I liked this book so much was because of the conflict between Andi and her step daughter Emily. The resentment between the two of them was what made this story interesting and kept you reading. You felt frustration as Emily twisted things and tried to turn her father, Ethan, against Andi. You felt angry at Emily as she didn't change at all.


    Emily was super angry with Andi because she felt like she had stolen her father from him. The whole time I was listening, I just kept thinking how I wanted to beat the hell out of her. She was a truly detestable character, even when she came back three years after having her baby-she was selfish even when she tried to defend her actions as not being selfish. Like when she tried to take her baby back under the guise of doing it because it was what Michael wanted. She only wanted the baby to keep Michael happy and with her, which was totally selfish.


    I admired Andi's maternal instinct and her ability to stand her ground when it came to Emily returning to their lives and making mistake after mistake. I think that the book could have ended with Emily just up and leaving, but the jump three years in the future was nice just to see how things worked out for everyone even if it did lead to another two hours worth of drama to listen to (if not more than that).


    As I tried to review this book I realized that reviewing audiobooks can be harder because i listen to them over a long span of time, and not just that, but I'm not reading the words, for the most part, I'm passively listening, I get all the big stuff, but then I get distracted by the music being too loud at the gym or my mom trying to talk to me. Overall though I think this book was great.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Loved It!!!

    I thought it was a great read!!! A little slow at first, but it picked up!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2012

    Loved the story, cried at the end. Couldn't wait to get back to

    Loved the story, cried at the end. Couldn't wait to get back to the book and hated to put it down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    I got an advanced copy and I liked parts of it. The problem I h

    I got an advanced copy and I liked parts of it. The problem I had with the CD was that the author read her own book. Reading it may be different, but Green is English and this book takes place in CA.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Great read

    Great easy reading. Very dramatic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    Oh my, one of the best.......

    Enjoying reading Jane Green.....fast summer reads........thought provoking......meaningful......touches the heart strings. Would be good around a warm fire in winter.

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  • Posted September 13, 2013

    Great book

    Another great book by Jane Green. It was somewhat predictable, but I was very sad when the book came to an end. Very much worth your time to read.

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