The Big Love by Sarah Dunn
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Alison Hopkins isn't just looking for Mr. Right . . . or even Mr. Big. She's holding out for the Big Love.

When 32-year-old Alison's first real boyfriend unceremoniously dumps her - he steps out to buy mustard for a dinner party and never returns - it's time for Alison to reassess her lifelong search for romantic fulfillment. Does true love even exist? Is every romantic involvement with a coworker inevitably doomed? Does sex without commitment always lead to disaster? Is a girl's evangelical Christian upbringing an impediment to her finding true happiness?

Funnier than any "chick-lit," as poised and accomplished as any literary debut this year, The Big Love is a big-hearted, hilariously entertaining novel that readers all across America are falling for.
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About Sarah Dunn

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SARAH DUNN was a senior writer for "Murphy Brown" and the executive story editor for "Spin City". She was a co-producer of "Veronica's Closet" before leaving TV to write fiction full time. She has been published in "Mademoiselle, Glamour, "and "Sojourner". She lives in New York City.
Published July 2, 2004 by Little, Brown and Company. 228 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sarah Dunn's romantic comic novel has a twist: her heroine was raised as an evangelical Christian.

Jun 25 2004 | Read Full Review of The Big Love: A Novel

Publishers Weekly

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When Alison Hopkins's live-in boyfriend, Tom, leaves mid-dinner party to buy mustard and then calls to say he's never coming back, she doesn't know who to blame: Tom, for falling back in love with his old girlfriend Kate Pearce;

Aug 02 2004 | Read Full Review of The Big Love: A Novel

USA Today

So how is it, exactly, that Alison finds herself dumped after four years by a philandering boyfriend who went out to buy mustard in the middle of their dinner party and never came back?If you've ever been on the receiving end of such an ugly breakup or panicked about ending up alone with only a c...

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San Francisco Chronicle

Rebounding, Alison quickly scratches another notch in her belt with her new boss, a dashing, Rolling Stone-published editor who isn't looking for anything long term -- or is he?

Jul 04 2004 | Read Full Review of The Big Love: A Novel

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