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From the author of Happiness for Beginners comes an unforgettable love story about finding joy even in the darkest of circumstances.

How to Walk Away

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Margaret Jacobsen has a bright future ahead of her: a fiancé she adores, her dream job, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in one tumultuous moment.

In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Margaret must figure out how to move forward on her own terms while facing long-held family secrets, devastating heartbreak, and the idea that love might find her in the last place she would ever expect.

How to Walk Away is Katherine Center at her very best: an utterly charming, hopeful, and romantic novel that will capture reader’s hearts with every page.

​"P​oignant and funny and heart-breaking and joyful all wrapped up in messy details that make this story so human and relatable. Clear your schedule because you won't be able to put it down until it's done."
–Jenny Lawson, bestselling author of Furiously Happy


Katherine Center

Katherine Center is the author of several novels about love and family: The Bright Side of Disaster, Everyone Is Beautiful, Get Lucky,​The Lost Husband​ and ​Happiness for Beginners. Katherine is a graduate of Vassar College and the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. She lives in Houston with her husband and two sweet children.​

Book Details

Publisher St. Martin's Press
Genre Women's Fiction
Publication Date May 15 2018
ISBN 9781250149060


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