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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.

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.

Praise for How to Walk Away:

"A heartbreak of a novel that celebrates resilience and strength." -- Jill Santopolo, bestselling author of The Light We Lost

"If you just read one book this year, read How to Walk Away." -- Nina George, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop

"Warm, witty, and wonderfully observed." -- Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love

"Sympathetic and refreshing!" -- Elinor Lipman, bestselling author of The Family Man

"I can't think of a blurb good enough for this novel...poignant, funny, heartbreaking." -- Jenny Lawson, bestselling author of Furiously Happy



About the Author

Katherine Center

Katherine Center is the author of the upcoming novel, How to Walk Away. She writes bittersweet comic stories about how we fall down - and how we get back up. Her inspiring novels are always about how we struggle to find our way through life's hardships and learn to savor its joys at the same time.

#1 NYT Bestselling Author Emily Giffin describes Katherine's writing as "warm, witty, and wonderfully observed . . . reads like an intimate conversation with your best friend."

The Dallas Morning news says, "Reading a book by Katherine Center is like having a long lunch conversation with an old friend you haven't seen for a while - familiar, cozy and satisfying in the most soul-nourishing way."

#1 NYT Bestselling Author Brené Brown says: "Katherine Center writes about falling down, growing up, and finding love like nobody else."

Katherine's other novels include: The Bright Side of Disaster, Everyone Is Beautiful, Get Lucky, The Lost Husband, and Happiness for Beginners.

Her books and essays have appeared in InStyle, Redbook, People, USA Today, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, Real Simple, and others, as well as several anthologies.

Instant Pictures recently optioned movie rights for The Lost Husband, which People calls "A sweet tale about creating the family you need."

Katherine's books have been featured at Target and Costco, BookPage named her a new writer to watch, the Houston Press named her a Top Ten writer in the city. Her novels have been published all around the world. She's won a number of awards for her work, including the Girls, Inc. Strong, Smart & Bold Award, the Rose State President's Distinguished Author Award, and the Vassar College Fiction Prize.

Katherine is also a speaker on the power of stories.

She lives in her hometown of Houston, Texas, with her husband, two kids, and their fluffy-but-fierce dog.



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