All We Ever Wanted – Emily Giffin

Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville’s elite. More recently, her husband made a fortune selling his tech business, and their adored son has been accepted to Princeton. Yet sometimes the middle-class small-town girl in Nina wonders if she’s strayed from the person she once was.

Tom Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs while struggling to raise his headstrong daughter, Lyla. His road has been lonely, long, and hard, but he finally starts to relax after Lyla earns a scholarship to Windsor Academy, Nashville’s most prestigious private school.

Amid so much wealth and privilege, Lyla doesn’t always fit in—and her overprotective father doesn’t help—but in most ways, she’s a typical teenage girl, happy and thriving.

Then, one photograph, snapped in a drunken moment at a party, changes everything. As the image spreads like wildfire, the Windsor community is instantly polarized, buzzing with controversy and assigning blame.

At the heart of the lies and scandal, Tom, Nina, and Lyla are forced together—all questioning their closest relationships, asking themselves who they really are, and searching for the courage to live a life of true meaning.

All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin

All We Ever Wanted

Emily Giffin


Chapter One: Nina

Chapter Two: Tom

Chapter Three: Nina

Chapter Four: Tom

Chapter Five: Nina

Chapter Six: Lyla

Chapter Seven: Tom

Chapter Eight: Nina

Chapter Nine: Tom

Chapter Ten: Nina

Chapter Eleven: Tom

Chapter Twelve: Nina

Chapter Thirteen: Lyla

Chapter Fourteen: Nina

Chapter Fifteen: Tom

Chapter Sixteen: Lyla

Chapter Seventeen: Nina

Chapter Eighteen: Lyla

Chapter Nineteen: Nina

Chapter Twenty: Lyla

Chapter Twenty-one: Nina

Chapter Twenty-two: Lyla

Chapter Twenty-three: Tom

Chapter Twenty-four: Nina

Chapter Twenty-five: Tom

Chapter Twenty-six: Nina

Chapter Twenty-seven: Lyla

Chapter Twenty-eight: Nina

Chapter Twenty-nine: Lyla

Chapter Thirty: Nina

Epilogue: Lyla

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