Emily and Einstein by Linda Francis Lee

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He was a man who didn't deserve a second chance. But he needed one…

Emily and her husband Sandy Portman seemed to live a gracious if busy life in an old-world, Upper West Side apartment in the famous Dakota building. But one night on the way to meet Emily, Sandy dies in a tragic accident. The funeral isn't even over before Emily learns she is on the verge of being evicted from their apartment. But worse than the possibility of losing her home, Emily is stunned when she discovers that her marriage was made up of lies.

Suddenly Emily is forced on a journey to find out who her husband really was . . . all the while feeling that somehow he isn't really gone. Angry, hurt, and sometimes betrayed by loving memories of the man she lost, Emily finds comfort in a scruffy dog named Einstein. But is Einstein's seemingly odd determination that she save herself enough to make Emily confront her own past? Can he help her find a future--even after she meets a new man?


About Linda Francis Lee

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Linda Francis Lee is a native Texan now calling New York City home. She is the author of twenty books that are published in sixteen countries around the world. Her career took off with the breakout novel Blue Waltz, and her other titles include The Ex-Debutante, The Devil in the Junior League, and The Wedding Diaries. Dan John Miller is an American actor and musician. In the Oscar-winning Walk the Line, he starred as Johnny Cash's guitarist and best friend, Luther Perkins, and has also appeared in George Clooney's Leatherheads and My One and Only, with Renee Zellweger. An award-winning audiobook narrator, Dan has garnered multiple Audie Award nominations, winning for The Wrecking Crew by Kent Hartman; has twice been named a Best Voice by AudioFile magazine; and has received several AudioFile Golden Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from Publishers Weekly. He has narrated books by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Philip Roth as well as by Pat Conroy, Andre Dubus III, John Green, Nora Roberts, and Dean Koontz. Dan lives in the Detroit, Michigan, area with his wife, Tracee Mae, and their daughter, Frances Rose. Cassandra Campbell has recorded nearly two hundred audiobooks and directed many more. She has been nominated for and won multiple Audie Awards, as well as the prestigious Odyssey Award. She has received numerous starred audio reviews in both Publishers Weekly and Library Journal as well as fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. Cassandra was also named a Best Voice by AudioFile for 2009 and 2010.
Published March 1, 2011 by St. Martin's Press. 367 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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As Einstein finds ways to keep Emily at their apartment, Emily has to contend with her flighty sister Jordan, who’s temporarily moved in and is writing a memoir about their mother, a notorious figure in the women’s movement.

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Emily adopts Einstein and he bears witness as she discovers Sandy's former duplicity, causing her life to fall apart and leaving Einstein to figure out how to save her so that he can save himself.

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Emily is blissfully happy in her life as an up-and-coming book editor.

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Despite the fact that Sandy had promised Emily she would get the apartment if anything ever happened to him, his will and family's estate have no record of this conversation, which only causes more stress for Emily.

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Book Reporter

Sandy differs from Emily in that he's loathsome as a person --- cheating on his wife, running away from the difficulties in life, and throwing money at everything --- and when he becomes Einstein, you revel in the fact that he's now an ugly dog.

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Lee turns what could be a simple redemptive tale, in which Emily gets over her faithless former husband and meets a lovely guy named Max, into a real challenge: can Emily accept a truth that her commonsense tells her cannot be true?

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Chick Lit Central

Emily carries the story along really well, making the reader laugh and cry along with her the entire time.

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