One Day

One Day

Audiobook CD - 2010
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Over twenty years, snapshots of an unlikely relationship are revealed on the same day--July 15th--of each year. Dex Mayhew and Em Morley face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself. Soon to be a major motion picture from Focus Features/ Random House Films.
Topical Term: Friendship
Married people
Television personalities
Women authors
Romance fiction
Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, p2010
Edition: Library ed
ISBN: 9780307914569
Branch Call Number: PR6114.I27 O54 2010ab
Characteristics: 13 sound discs (ca. 75 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Bentinck, Anna


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Jun 20, 2019

Disappointing read. The friendship between the two characters seemed contrived and lacked genuine warmth which made it difficult to feel any sort of affinity for the characters. I only got through by skimming through a good many paragraphs.

Feb 24, 2019

Keep a box of tissues handy. So good!

I know this book is pretty popular because it was made into a movie…but I can personally vouch that the book is way better. It takes place over the span of 20 years between two people and how their lives intertwine with each other during the same day every year. A real pleasure reading this one. (submitted by CF)

Feb 01, 2017

This was absolutely one of the best books I have read.
A great story, so well written.

Jul 01, 2016

One Day is the story of the friendship between Emma and Dexter, beginning on July 15, 1988, when they are two young adults fresh out of university. With each chapter occurring exactly one year later, the reader is offered a glimpse of how their friendship, lives and careers progress, with and without each other.

A friend once pointed this book out to me because the significant date in this book, July 15, is also an important date in my family (i.e., the day my spouse and I first met, as well as our wedding anniversary). I finally picked it up for a read after seeing it cross my path at the library one too many times. It was a bit of a struggle at times to identify with either of them -- Dexter spends a good portion of the book being a fairly unlikable guy, and they both suffer from poor judgment to the extent that I frequently found myself desiring to shake them and shout, "No! Stop! What are you doing?!" Overall, an OK read.

If you loved “When Harry Met Sally” you’ll adore young Brits Emma and Dex as they navigate the 20 years post university in like (always) in love with each other (maybe) in love with others (often) in lust (along the way). Sharp, comic, brilliant dialogue will keep you hooked far into the night or best read it over a weekend. In any case, a must read BEFORE the movie.

WVMLStaffPicks Sep 10, 2014

On a fateful St. Swithin's Day in 1988, new university grads Em and Dex have what is supposed to be a casual fling and instead, end up the best of friends. One Day revisits this unlikely pair on this same day over the next twenty years as they navigate the new loves and heartbreaks, the broken dreams and compromises, and the failures and successes that make up adult life. At turns funny, sad, poignant, and perceptive, this is an absorbing and intelligent love story disguised as chick lit.

reynpa May 11, 2013

Very nicely written, by turns very funny and unexpectedly touching. Neither light nor too weighty, the book covers both Em and Dex's personal journeys and the cultural journey that UK (or London at least) made from the go-go '80s to the slowdown '90s, with Dexter's fortunes following suit.

Jan 01, 2013

an easy and enjoyable read; clever format; like another reader, didn't find the characters well-developed but it worked for this book because it didn't seem like the author was trying for a deep, heavy message - seemed to me like he was striving to write a clever, engaging story... and in my mind he was successful!

Sep 28, 2012

Em and Dex, Dex and Em. Meet Dex in his early 20s, where he is well-to-do life, popular with the ladies...Em is the opposite. They share a night together and are forever linked in their twisted friendship. Don't want to spoil it, but not what I expected from the characters. Thoroughly enjoyed.

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