Here’s the thing about All You Could Ask For, Mike Greenberg’s debut novel. It’s a story about three women, told from their points of view. Here’s the other thing about Mike’s novel: even though this book is written by a guy, these women are believable; they are women I’d want to be friends with. When I read All You Could Ask For, I forgot it had been written by a man. It is just that authentic and convincing.
In All You Could Ask For, Brooke, Samantha and Katherine don’t know each other when the novel starts, but they are soon brought together by the one thing they have in common: they have each been diagnosed with breast cancer. But this is not a breast cancer book. This is a story about female friendship, and about finding a way forward through difficult times. Their common struggle could have been anything; the gift of this novel is the beautiful way Mike tells the growth of their friendship.
The critics have said it many times. The Associated Press notes that, “Greenberg has an amazing eye for detail, and many of his sensory descriptions liven the prose and draw the reader in.” Library Journal says All You Could Ask For “delves with authenticity and compassion into the lives and minds of three female characters . . . A must read for fans of smart women’s fiction.” Readers love it, too. Check out the reviews on Goodreads and Bookbrowse.
But you don’t have to believe any of us—read an excerpt for yourself, right now. If, after reading the excerpt, you decide you want to read the rest of the novel, watch this video to learn how Mike was able to write about three women so convincingly. We’re giving away a signed copy of the book to folks who post how Mike went about writing his debut novel in the comments by the end of the day Friday, April 12, 2013.
You can also enter for your chance to participate in a Google+ Hangout with Mike and his wife, Stacy, as they talk about the book later this month. Click here to learn more details.
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