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About Camille Pagán
Camille Pagán writes about love, relationships, and making the most of this wonderfully messy life. She’s the #1 Amazon Charts and Washington Post bestselling author of seven novels, including I’m Fine and Neither Are You, Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties, and Life and Other Near-Death Experiences, which has been optioned for film. Her work has also been published in The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Time, and many others.
When Camille's not crafting her next story, you’ll usually find her with her family, talking shop with other writers, or at the beach—with a book in hand, of course. Be the first to hear about her new novels, giveaways, and updates by visiting www.camillepagan.com/subscribe.
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A Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller.
Honesty is the best policy…except maybe when it comes to marriage in this brilliant novel about the high price of perfection from bestselling author Camille Pagán.
Wife. Mother. Breadwinner. Penelope Ruiz-Kar is doing it all—and barely keeping it together. Meanwhile, her best friend, Jenny Sweet, appears to be sailing through life. As close as the two women are, Jenny’s passionate marriage, pristine house, and ultra-polite child stand in stark contrast to Penelope’s underemployed husband, Sanjay, their unruly brood, and the daily grind she calls a career.
Then a shocking tragedy reveals that Jenny’s life is far from perfect. Reeling, Penelope vows to stop keeping the peace and finally deal with the issues in her relationship. So she and Sanjay agree to a radical proposal: both will write a list of changes they want each other to make—then commit to complete and total honesty.
What seems like a smart idea quickly spirals out of control, revealing new rifts and even deeper secrets. As Penelope stares down the possible implosion of her marriage, she must ask herself: When it comes to love, is honesty really the best policy?
An ingeniously witty novel about the risks—and rewards—of opening your life to new people by Amazon Charts bestselling author Camille Pagán.
No new people: that’s Annie Mercer’s vow. It’s bad enough that her boss sabotaged her chemistry career and her best friend tried to cure her with crystals. But after her fiancé, Jon, asks for space while he’s gallivanting around Paris, Annie decides she needs space too—from everyone.
Yet when Harper moves in next door, Annie can’t help but train a watchful eye on the glamorous but fragile young woman. And if keeping Harper safe requires teaming up with Mo, a maddeningly optimistic amateur detective, who is she to mind her own business?
Soon Annie has let not one but two new people into her life. Then Jon reappears—and he wants her to join him in France. She’s pretty sure letting anyone get close won’t end well. So she must decide: Is another shot at happiness worth the risk?
A witty and unexpected novel about a woman trying to keep her family vacation—and yes, her life—from going south by the Amazon Charts bestselling author of Life and Other Near-Death Experiences.
It’s been thirteen years since doctors declared Libby Ross-Velasquez a goner. Yet here she is—cancer free. So why doesn’t she feel more alive?
Sure, Libby’s husband, Shiloh, has been distant. One of their daughters has a serious health condition. And her father’s death hovers over Libby like a rain cloud. Still, this eternal optimist knows she’s the winner of the existential lottery.
But when her forced cheer isn’t enough to keep her family from catching her blahs, she decides to fly them all to Vieques. The Puerto Rican island is where she and Shiloh fell in love—and where she decided to fight for her life after her cancer diagnosis. Where better to put their problems into perspective?
Then a tropical storm strikes. Libby pretends everything’s fine, even as she fears she’s doomed her family. What she can’t see is that the worst disaster they’ve faced may be the best thing that ever happened to them. But first, they have to get through it.
From bestselling author Camille Pagán comes a hilarious and hopeful story about a woman on the verge of a nervous breakthrough.
At fifty-three, Maggie Harris has a good marriage and two mostly happy children. Perpetually anxious, she’s also accumulated a list of semi-reasonable fears: falling air conditioners, the IRS, identity theft, skydiving, and airbag recalls. But never once did Maggie worry that her husband of nearly thirty years would leave her.
On the day Adam walks out the door, everything that makes Maggie secure goes with him. Only then does she realize that while she’s been busy caring for everyone else, she’s become invisible to the world—and to herself.
Maggie cautiously begins to rebuild her life with a trip to Rome, a new career, and even a rebound romance. But when a fresh crisis strikes and an uncertain future looms, she must decide: How much will she risk to remain the woman she’s just become?
Libby Miller has always been an unwavering optimist—but when her husband drops a bomb on their marriage the same day a doctor delivers devastating news, she realizes her rose-colored glasses have actually been blinding her.
With nothing left to lose, she abandons her life in Chicago for the clear waters and bright beaches of the Caribbean for what might be her last hurrah. Despite her new sunny locale, her plans go awry when she finds that she can’t quite outrun the past or bring herself to face an unknowable future. Every day of tropical bliss may be an invitation to disaster, but with her twin brother on her trail and a new relationship on the horizon, Libby is determined to forget about fate. Will she risk it all to live—and love—a little longer?
From critically acclaimed author Camille Pagán comes a hilarious and hopeful story about a woman choosing between a “perfect” life and actually living.
From acclaimed author Camille Pagán comes a wry, heartfelt exploration of love and loss.
When struggling novelist James Hernandez meets poet Louisa “Lou” Bell, he’s sure he’s just found the love of his life. There’s just one problem: she’s engaged to his oldest friend, Rob. So James toasts their union and swallows his desire.
As the years pass, James’s dreams always seem just out of reach—he can’t finish that novel, can’t mend his relationship with his father, can’t fully commit to a romantic relationship. He just can’t move on. But after betrayal fractures Lou’s once-solid marriage, she turns to James for comfort.
When Lou and James act on their long-standing mutual attraction, the consequences are more heartbreaking—and miraculous—than either of them could have ever anticipated. Then life throws James one more curveball, and he, Rob, and Lou are forced to come to terms with the unexpected ways in which love and loss are intertwined.
A warm, wry novel about secrets, second chances, and the unbreakable bonds between mothers, daughters, and sisters by the #1 Amazon Charts bestselling author of Life and Other Near-Death Experiences.
Laine Francis believes there’s a place for everything—and New York, where her family lives, isn’t her place. But no sooner does the professional organizer’s marriage begin to unravel than her sisters drop another bomb on her: their mother, Sally, may have dementia, and they need Laine to come home.
Laine agrees to briefly return to Brooklyn. After all, bringing order to chaos is what she does best. To Laine’s relief, Sally seems no more absentminded than usual. So Laine vows to help her mother maintain her independence, then hightail it back to Michigan.
Except Laine’s plans go awry when she runs into her former best friend, Ben, and realizes she finally has a chance to repair their fractured relationship. Then she discovers that memory loss isn’t the only thing Sally’s been hiding, forcing Laine to decide whether to reveal a devastating truth to her sisters—and whether to follow her heart when it means breaking her mother’s.
Libby siempre ha sido una mujer optimista.
Al menos, hasta el día en que recibe las dos peores noticias de su vida: le diagnostican un cáncer muy raro y su marido confiesa que es gay. Ante esa situación, Libby lo abandonará todo para irse al Caribe en busca de una última oportunidad para vivir y amar.
Una aventura divertidísima y optimista que te enseñará a vivir la vida al máximo
"El viaje de Libby tiene episodios divertidísimos y momentos de gran sinceridad vital… Este libro es el tipo de medicina que recetarían los médicos."
"Una novela imprevisible y deliciosa hasta decir basta. Libby es una heroína a la que todas las mujeres adorarán."
Seit der Schulzeit steht Marissa Rogers im Schatten ihrer besten Freundin, der charismatischen Balletttänzerin Julia Ferrar. Doch trotz ihrer Schüchternheit hat die intelligente junge Frau als Redakteurin eines New Yorker Hochglanzmagazins Karriere gemacht. Als Julia bei einem Unfall das Gedächtnis verliert, ändert sich das Leben der beiden Freundinnen mit einem Schlag. Gemeinsam kämpfen sie um ihre Erinnerungen und werden dabei mit einer vergessen geglaubten Geschichte konfrontiert: Einst gab eine der Frauen um ihrer Freundschaft willen ihre große Liebe auf …
Decidido a quitarse a la joven de la cabeza, James se centra en su faceta de escritor. Sin embargo, con el paso de los años, sus sueños parecen más inalcanzables que nunca: no puede ni terminar su novela ni olvidar a la mujer de su amigo.
Pero una noche, el azar y la pasión cambiarán las vidas de James y Lou para siempre.
"Camille Pagán explora un complicado triángulo amoroso donde el dolor y el amor se mezclan para crear una historia emocionante y conmovedora."
The Washington Post
"Una historia de amor nada convencional que demuestra a la perfección que el amor llega de maneras muy diferentes y por caminos distintos. Sorprendente y fresca."
The Huffington Post
"Pagán aborda el amor y los temas serios con gracia y humor y con tramas que enganchan."
Manhattan Book Review
Libby Miller war immer eine unerschütterliche Optimistin. Aber dann lässt ihr Ehemann eine Bombe platzen, die ihre gesamte Beziehung in Frage stellt. Und das auch noch am selben Tag, an dem der Arzt ihr eine verheerende Diagnose mitgeteilt hat. Kurzentschlossen tauscht Libby Chicago gegen die hellen Sandstrände und das blaue Meer der Karibik ein, um das Leben ein letztes Mal so richtig zu genießen.
Trotz der traumhaften Umgebung fällt es Libby schwer, ihre Vergangenheit hinter sich zu lassen und sich einer unbekannten Zukunft zu stellen. Aber irgendwann trifft sie die Entscheidung, sich nicht länger über das Schicksal den Kopf zu zerbrechen, sondern das Leben ‒ und die Liebe ‒ einfach so zu nehmen, wie sie kommen …
Eine komische und zugleich hoffnungsvolle Geschichte über eine Frau, die sich zwischen dem perfekten und dem wirklichen Leben entscheiden muss.