Another Piece of My Heart by Jane Green

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19 Critic Reviews

... her prose is a bit on the dull and repetitive side.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

An unforgettable novel that illuminates the nuances and truths about love, family, and motherhood from the New York Times bestselling author of Jemima J and The Beach House

JANE GREEN

Another Piece of My Heart

 

“A moving story peopled with nuanced, sympathetic characters.” —Booklist

 

 

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.

 

“You will laugh and cry as you read…It’s that good.”—Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of Lucia, Lucia and the Valentine Series

 

About Jane Green

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Bestselling author Jane Green has partnered with Bioré®  for the short story "A Walk in the Park,"  about Olivia Adamson, a 20-something whose life is suddenly filled with surprises. But one thing that doesn’t have to be  unpredictable is your complexion. Bioré® knows that  every 20-something needs at least one thing she can depend on: clear, beautiful skin. In the time you read this short story, you could be on your way to healthy-looking skin by removing build-up, dirt and oil with Bioré® Pore Strips. So go ahead, grab a big comfy blanket, a Bioré® Pore Strip and your eReader. You’ll be ready to face anything. 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. Both Jane Green & Biore are active on Facebook.
 
Published March 13, 2012 by St. Martin's Press. 416 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Another Piece of My Heart
All: 19 | Positive: 11 | Negative: 8

Kirkus

Below average
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Jan 15 2012

... her prose is a bit on the dull and repetitive side.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Jan 02 2012

Though Andi and Emily are both highly self-involved, making it difficult to like either of them, Green finds honesty in their alternating voices.

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Examiner

Below average
Reviewed by Pamela Kramer on Mar 18 2012

Green tells the reader what is happening, and while this moves the story along quicker, it also loses the immediacy of hearing and learning about the changes and emotions first-hand

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Examiner

Below average
Reviewed by Pamela Kramer on Mar 18 2012

In other places, Green tells the reader what is happening, and while this moves the story along quicker, it also loses the immediacy of hearing and learning about the changes and emotions first-hand, so to speak.

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Book Reporter

Below average
Reviewed by Norah Piehl on Mar 15 2012

Jane Green's 13th novel is by no means perfect. Its rapidly shifting points of view can be disorienting and confusing.

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USA Today

Excellent
Reviewed by Patty Rhule on Mar 18 2012

Another Piece of My Heart is a zippy read that satisfies, as tempting as a just-opened box of Girl Scout Thin Mints. Go ahead and indulge.

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CTpost.com

Excellent
Reviewed by Joe Meyers on Mar 13 2012

By opening up her story, Green delivers unusual suspense for a domestic novel... It’s a wonderful book.

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Jenn's Bookshelves

Below average
Reviewed by Jenn on Apr 26 2012

While there were quite a few cliches throughout the novel and I often find myself puzzled as to why the author decided upon a particular outcome, the message the book portrays is a valuable one.

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S. Krishna's Books

Good
Reviewed by S. Krishna on Mar 13 2012

This is a book I read in one sitting because I had to know what happened; fans of Greens won’t be disappointed.

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Devourer of Books

Good
Reviewed by Jen on Apr 20 2012

Another Piece of My Heart is incredibly engaging, particularly as Green begins to show the tension between Andi and Emily from both women’s perspectives.

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Romancing the Book

Good
Reviewed by Ashleigh on Apr 06 2012

Another Piece of my Heart isn’t my first read of Jane Green, and I can say that this is by far my favorite books of hers.

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She Knows

Good
Reviewed by Samantha Robey on Mar 13 2012

Another Piece of My Heart will pull readers in from the first chapter and cling to their minds long after they've finished.

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Write Meg

Below average
Reviewed by Meg on Apr 03 2012

And bouncing around to other narrative voices in these sort of awkward monologues didn’t work for me.

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Books in the City

Good
Reviewed by Colleen on Apr 10 2012

Another Piece of My Heart takes us on the journey of a family that was pieced together, unraveled and knitted back together. Their journey isn’t perfect but I was happy to be along for the ride!

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Reading with Martinis

Good
Reviewed by Kelly on Mar 13 2012

The plot could easily have been a tired cliche, but it wasn’t. There were many surprises hidden along the way, the biggest being Emily’s pregnancy.

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Books in the City

Good
Apr 10 2012

I was engrossed in the story of this family and found myself reading more and more to see what would unravel next - the family seemed to be in a downward spiral.

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Poof Books

Below average
Mar 30 2012

It was sometimes painful to pick up where I had left off because I was fearing that more pieces of my heart would be shred and they were over and over again.

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Turning the Pages

Good
Reviewed by Lindsay on Apr 26 2012

Overall, a wonderful book about what it takes to keep your family together and the lengths that some people will go to ensure that does or doesn't happen.

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Spread Love, Support, and Happiness

Below average
Reviewed by Wendy Irene on Jan 24 2012

There was a fair bit of whining from both the women but I guess I would probably do the same thing if my life were as complicated (not in a good way) as theirs.

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