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All That Matters (2004) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

What's the greatest gift that one person can give another?

Jennifer Stempler has nothing left to lose: the love of her life dumped her, her mother died in a senseless car accident five years ago, and her famous Hollywood producer father started a brand-new family, with no room in it for her. So, 23-year-old Jennifer decides to pursue peaceful (permanent) oblivion on the beach near her home in Venice, California, drifting on a lethal combination of Xanax and tequila. But she can't even get that right. Jennifer's depression is no match for her Nana's determination. Gabby Zuckerman refuses to let her granddaughter self-destruct. With promises made to Jennifer's father and doctors, Gabby whisks Jennifer back to her home in New York City, intending to prove to Jennifer that her life cannot possibly be over yet. In fact, it has just begun. Through jaunts in Central Park to road trips to Maine, Gabby teaches Jennifer how to trust and hope again. And by relating her own tragic and heroic experience during the Nazi occupation of Poland, Gabby bestows upon Jennifer an understanding of her own life's value. But when Gabby reveals a secret, one that proves to be Jennifer's toughest challenge yet, Jennifer struggles to find out whether the gift will sustain her.

Original title: All That Matters
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTies That Bind
FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

Edition #1: All That Matters

All That Matters (2004)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "...leads the reader through our own emotional maze...through the characters, we learn the true meaning of" Marianne Williamson
  • "Miraculous. This life-affirming, heartbreaking, disarmingly funny first novel will be the best cry of the year." Richard Carlson
  • "...a compelling, deeply moving story of love, friendship, family, and second chances." Kristin Hannah
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All That Matters (September 2004)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 9781401301101
Dimensions: 5.78 x 8.46 x .75
Pages: 208

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