London is the Best City in America

London is the Best City in America

by Laura Dave

I’m Kim Alexander and this is a Fiction Nation minute. The book is London is the Best City in America by Laura Dave.

This is a book about choices — making them, changing them, trying like crazy to avoid them. Emmy Everett is hiding out in a fishing village (again with the fishing village — this is at least number 3) in Rhode Island three years after running out on her fiancé. Her well-to-do family is not impressed, even when she tells them about the imaginary documentary she’s been working on about the lives of fishermen’s wives. She’s forced to come out of hiding for the wedding of her brother who is having second thoughts of his own. London is the Best City in America refers to the only place a young Emmy wanted to go when offered a vacation — in the US — by her parents. Something perfect that doesn’t exist — and making a choice to settle for anything else. London is the Best City in America by Laura Dave. I’m Kim Alexander on Fiction Nation on Book Radio, SiriusXM Channel 80.


I’m Kim Alexander and this is a Fiction Nation minute. The book is London is the Best City in America by Laura Dave.

What do you do when your beloved brother tells you he’s having serious second thoughts two days before his lavish wedding? That’s what Emmy Everett has to decide, and the fact that she ran from her own wedding three years before and hasn’t done much but hide out since doesn’t make her feel so good about giving advice. Worse, her brother’s about-to-be dumped at the altar fiancée is nearly perfect, and even worse, the women he’s fallen for is just as lovely. What all these women see in the sort of shiftless Josh is beyond me, but I am no longer a wide eyed thing of 25. I liked this book for the loyalty between Emmy and Josh, and the funny and low key look at family life. Events both big and small resonate in an honest way. London is the Best City in America by Laura Dave. I’m Kim Alexander on Book Radio, SiriusXM Channel 80.


I’m Kim Alexander and this is a Fiction Nation minute. The book is London is the Best City in America by Laura Dave.

Emmy Everett has been filming her documentary about the lives of fisherman’s wives for three years. That’s why she’s been holed up on coastal Rhode Island. The fact that she ran out on her wedding? A coincidence. Emmy is forced out of her hideaway to go home to New York for the wedding of her brother. But guess what, he may have changed his mind. Two days before the big event? Beyond bad timing. In London is the Best City in America, I liked the fact that the bride-to-be is perfectly nice, and so is the other woman. No bad guys here, except maybe for the groom, and doesn’t he deserve happiness too? Emmy is forced to confront her family, her ex fiancé, and the truth about exactly what she’s been doing in Rhode Island for three years. Well, we know she’s avoiding her life, but she has to figure that out for herself. Like everyone. London is the Best City in America by Laura Dave. I’m Kim Alexander on Book Radio, SiriusXM Channel 80.


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