Every Wild Heart: A Novel (Paperback)
From USA Today bestselling author Meg Donohue comes a mystery, a love story, and a mother-daughter tale about two women on a precarious journey to uncover their true selves.
Passionate and funny, radio personality Gail Gideon is a true original. Nine years ago when Gail’s husband announced that he wanted a divorce, her ensuing on-air rant propelled her local radio show into the national spotlight. Now, “The Gail Gideon Show” is beloved by millions of single women who tune-in for her advice on the power of self-reinvention. But fame comes at a price. After all, what does a woman who has staked her career on being single do when she finds herself falling in love? And is the person who is harassing her in increasingly troubling ways a misguided fan or a true danger to Gail and her daughter, Nic?
Fourteen-year-old Nic has always felt that she pales in comparison to her vibrant, outgoing mother. Plagued by a fear of social situations, she is most comfortable at the stable where she spends her afternoons. But when a riding accident lands Nic in the hospital, she awakens from her coma changed. Suddenly, she has no fear at all and her disconcerting behavior lands her in one risky situation after another. And no one, least of all her mother, can guess what she will do next…
Meg Donohue is the USA Today bestselling author of How to Eat a Cupcake, All the Summer Girls, and Dog Crazy. She has an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University and a BA in comparative literature from Dartmouth College. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she now lives in San Francisco with her husband, three children, and dog.
“Donohue’s latest is women’s fiction at its finest, a masterfully unfeigned story about unconditional love and its healing power mixed with a thrilling mystery. Her animated dialogue sets the tone, and the human and equine costars add genuineness... [A] fast-paced, bestseller-bound page-turner.” — RT Book Reviews (top pick)
“Every Wild Heart... [is] a heartfelt, funny, poignant and suspenseful story of a good woman trying her best, making mistakes, picking up the pieces and moving on -- a celebration of what it means to be a working mother.” — Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Family Tree
“Brava, Meg Donohue! Part love story, part mystery, I devoured this novel. Everything I love about women’s fiction is tucked within these pages-strong and vivid characters, an intriguing plot, a beautiful love story with a dash of mystery…and bonus, horses!” — Lori Nelson Spielman, internationally bestselling author of The Life List
“Every Wild Heart captivated me from the very first page. . . . Meg Donohue’s latest demonstrates, yet again, her gift for revealing the many mysteries of the human heart.” — Camille Pagán, bestselling author of Life and Other Near-Death Experiences
“By turns sweet, funny, and tension-filled, Meg Donohue’s wonderful new novel shows us the power of wild hearts - and the remarkable females who possess them.” — Sarah Pekkanen, internationally bestselling author of The Perfect
“Every Wild Heart is Meg Donohue’s finest novel to date -- emotionally resonant, absorbing and funny in all the right places, it’s a portrait of mothers and daughters, missteps and triumphs, and love in all of its bewildering and delightful disguises.” — Meg Mitchell Moore, author of The Admissions
Praise for ALL THE SUMMER GIRLS: “Beach Book Extraordinaire! Donohue’s three protagonists are irresistibly sympathetic as they try to unbury their true selves from the ruinous secrets of their shared past.” — Elin Hilderbrand
“All the Summer Girls is a beautifully wrought story about the tender yet resillient bonds of friendship and the damage of kept secrets. Meg Donohue writes with keen insight, prodding readers to re-examine their own past choices, while gracefully examining themes of family, friendship and forgiveness.” — Karen White, New York Times bestselling author
“An honest and engaging look at the complicated and powerful bonds of female friendship. Donohue takes us on a weekend reunion full of secrets, resentment, and regret-in other words, once you start this book, you won’t be able to put it down!” — Jennifer Close, bestselling author of Girls in White Dresses
“A fast-paced novel about the enduring friendship of three young women who spent their summers in Avalon on the Jersey shore before dispersing across the country....A good beach read.” — Kirkus Reviews
Praise for HOW TO EAT A CUPCAKE: “Beautifully written and quietly wise, Meg Donohue’s How to Eat a Cupcake is an achingly honest portrayal of the many layers of friendship—a story so vividly told, you can (almost) taste the buttercream.” — Sarah Jio, author of The Violets of March and The Bungalow
“Deliciously engaging. Donohue writes with charm and grace. What could be better than friendship and cupcakes?” — Rebecca Rasmussen, author of The Bird Sisters
Praise for DOG CRAZY: “Wonderful! Anyone who has ever loved and lost a dog will find wisdom and comfort in this sweet, smart story.” — Allie Larkin, author of Stay
“Even if my daughter hadn’t recently rescued a dog, our first, I would have fallen in love with Meg Donohue’s Dog Crazy. On these pages you will find love, healing, forgiveness and pure unbridled joy of the human and canine kind.” — Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife
“[A] delightful tale with heart-wrenching emotions … entertaining high jinks and a well-deserved happy ending for the many vivid characters you’ll grow to love. Add to that Donohue’s zippy prose, and you’ve got an entertaining, can’t-put-down page-turner you’ll want to share.” — RT Book Reviews (top pick) on DOG CRAZY
“Donohue expertly explores the relationship of mother and daughter, realistically illustrating both the good and the bad in it... A beautiful combination of mystery, hope, and most of all self-acceptance , Every Wild Heart is sure to shine in all women’s fiction collections and be a huge hit among book clubs.” — Library Journal (starred review)