Sundays at Tiffany's

Sundays at Tiffany's

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Overview

As a little girl, Jane has no one. Her mother Vivienne Margaux, the powerful head of a major New York theater company has no time for her. But she does have one friend—Michael—and no one can see him but her. But Michael can't stay with Jane forever, and on her eighth birthday, her imaginary friend must leave her.

When Jane is in her thirties, working for her mother's company, she is just as alone as she was as a child. Her boyfriend hardly knows she's there and is more interested in what Vivienne can do for his career. Her mother practically treats her as a slave in the office, despite the great success of Jane's first play, "Thank Heaven." Then she finds Michael—handsome, and just the same as she remembers him, only now he's not imaginary. For once in her life, Jane is happy—and has someone who loves her back. But not even Michael knows the reason behind why they've really been reunited.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600245312
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publication date: 01/06/2009
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 2.50(d)

About the Author

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels , the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Hometown:

Palm Beach, Florida

Date of Birth:

March 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Newburgh, New York

Education:

B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a charming fairtale for a rainy afternoon. It proves wishes can still come true even if someone told you that such ideas were only for children. I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
XXXOOOBookwormOOOXXX More than 1 year ago
Jane Margaux had an odd childhood with her famous director mother, Vivienne, and had few friends her own age. Her main companion was her imaginary friend, Michael, who would share ice cream sundaes with her at the St. Regis hotel and go for walks on the streets of New York with her. Now, at the age of 32, Jane finds herself going through a bit of a rough time, as she's having troubles with her boyfriend and is getting frustrated by her mother's constant involvement in every aspect of her life. To her amazement, she sees Michael at one of their old favorite spots, and the pair pick up their friendship where they left off, except this time, Jane is old enough to see Michael in a new and romantic light. This was a magical story featuring some of the famous landmarks of New York and a very special lifelong relationship between Michael and Jane. A quick read, but a touching story. A good choice for the Christmas season
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was a wonderful summer read. I enjoyed the characters and the subject. If you're looking for a deep romantic novel, this isn't it. But if you're looking for an enjoyable story with sweet romance and a little bit of drama, then dig in. I loved the ending!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sundays at Tiffany's us a heart- warming story showing a little girl's journey through her tough life in New York City. This book is filled with romance, neglection, happiness, and memorable characters that will have you turning the page until the very end. Sundays at Tiffnay's starts ub a little cafe where a little girl, Jane, spends he Sunday afternoons with her famous mother and her imaginary friend. She and Michael, the Imaginary friend, spend every moment they have together, doing whatever they can to keep busy. But for michael, having a job as an Imaginary friend, he must leave her when she turns 9. When her nineth birthday came he tells her the heart wrenching news and slowly fades from her memory. She wasn't supposed to remember anything, yet she does. Twenty years or so pass and they run into eachother again. They catch up and realize the true love they feel for eachother. They spend their days together, but somethings bothered him since the day her sa her again; she wasn't supposed to remember him. It's his job to figure out why she never forgot him and why he was there with her. The major theme in Sundays at Tiffany's was basically, love conquers all. Even though years have passed since the day they saw eachother, Michael and Jane still thought about eachother and still loved eachother, though the age difference was high. hen her mother hurt her as a little girl and twenty years later, Michael was still there to comfort her so she couldnt feel the pain and so she felt loved. when they saw eachother they still had the love for one one another as they did the last time they saw eachother, but it was more meaningful and deeper than they would have ever thought. James Patterson did a very good job portraying the characters' emotions and personalitites. He describes each characters feeling about what there going through so precisley. It feels as if you can personallly connect to everyone in the story. Patterson does a wonderful job including enough detail in each chapter, but includes a little twist at the end of each chapter, urging you to read on. What Patterson doesn't do is include a lot of background knowledge about the whole story line, so your jumping around trying to understand exactly what's happening. The book is split into to point of views, Jane and Michael, talking about what's going on in their eyes while on their journey together. Overall, he did a fantastic job telling the love story between an unforgettable friend, and how they try to survive the world together. He puts so much emotion and interest into these characters, it makes their story believable and memorable. Anyone who's interested in romance and quick but more challenging read will enjoy this book. Most teenage girls and young adults, even older couples may enjoy this romantic novel. It is like your modern- day fairy tale. If you liked the author's writing style, I would check out some of his other books, including other romance and many murder mystery books. Yet, Sundays at Tiffany's was truly a great and touching book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a beautiful, heart warming story! I loved it! First time reading James Patterson, I love it so much i have purchased several more of his books. easy to read and the story captures your heart!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. About halfway through I got a feeling in my gut that I wasn't going to like the ending but I love the way they finished this book. It's heartwarming, inspiring and gives you back the belief that true love does exist.
CassBear More than 1 year ago
I was lent this book by a friend and I had my doubts (she is a die-hard Nicholas Sparks fan, while I gravitate toward romances of a smuttier variety) but I was pleasantly surprised! The story line was excellent and the characters are wonderful! The chapters are relatively short which offers many chances to put it down... if you can!
bookbug11 More than 1 year ago
James Patterson writes a love story with a twist. The book is a page turner, but is not realistic in any way. However, that's the beauty of the book. If you want a sweet, romantic escape, not with a complex plot; this is a good choice.
Taylor96 More than 1 year ago
Sundays at Tiffiny's was truly a wonderful book. It was very original and I loved reading it. I felt the connection between the two main characters was amazing. I would deffinatly read it again sometime and I suggest to only adults and mature people because of the language and certain "scenes."
adventureag More than 1 year ago
what a great feel good book. I lent it to my friends and they all loved it too. It's a wonderful escape from everyday life. Recommend!!
Pema More than 1 year ago
I've often wondered about people who had an "imaginary friend," when they were a child.that is, what was like for them to have someone to play with when they were alone, for then, "they truly weren't alone were they?" James Patterson seems to have gotten to the heart of the matter for those who had an "imaginary friend" in "Sundays at Tiffany." For Patterson not only answers the question in all of us of what it would be like to have an imaginary friend, but vividly allows one to experience it and then takes it a step farther.answering the question of, "what if I could meet my secret friend later in life," the one who loved me unconditionally and truly cared about me? This is "must read" for those of us who enjoy delving into a bit of the imaginary side of life, and the "real side of life" for those who had an imaginary friend.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Born to affluence and fame, Jane Margaux grew up lonely with one exception. While her famous producer mother Broadway creates musicals and her father preferred spending quality time with his second wife in Nantucket, her only friend and companion is Michael, who provided her solace even if he was only imaginary. However, when she turned eight, Michael informs her he will no longer be with her though he will always be her best friend.

Over two decades later, Jane remains lonely even with a boyfriend and neurotic though she works for her mother. No one would believe she is Vivienne¿s daughter as she is treated scornfully and horrifically. As Jane produces her first play based on her childhood with Michael, he returns bringing light into Jane¿s dark life. They fall in love as each find their groove with one another; but Michael fears he will not be allowed to stay with his beloved as adults are not supposed to remember imaginary friends while she has never forgotten him especially since he left her once before.

This contemporary romantic fantasy is an enchanting tale in which Jane breaks the rules of imaginary friends by somehow always remembering her Michael. The story line effortlessly switches from preadolescence in which he is a sort of guardian big brother to her to and adult love story. Although the standard operating procedures of what an imaginary friend does and does not do and the laws of physics that govern the relationship between a child and their buddy are lacking so that the audience cannot fully appreciate the heroine¿s breaking the barrier, fans will enjoy it happened to Jane.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lonely girl and an imaginary friend who is not so imaginary.
bookwormmamaNE More than 1 year ago
I throughly enjoyed this book, I finished it in 2 days. It is a very sweet story with an odd ending I must say. So much happens in the last 5 chapters and its almost rushed unlike the majority of the story. I liked the characters and the style of writing changing between characters point of view. Quick easy read!
thatswhimsical More than 1 year ago
The book was quite good! I found it to be a bit 'out there' in some parts, but really started to enjoy it once Michael came back into the picture. It was an easy read and I finished it in a couple days. I love that the chapters are nice and short! Sometimes I wish I could meet Jane and Michael( :
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not typically much into romance novels and typically prefer legal thrillers and such, but I found myself completely engrossed in this book. What a warm heartfelt book. It was a wonderful little escape from reality.
bluegreen91 More than 1 year ago
The idea that your childhood imaginary friend can actually come to life is different and appealing. Michael unexpectedly comes back into Jane's life when she's grown-up and provides companionship, comfort, and love. The story is sweet and charming and the two main characters are lovable. Set in New York City, you get the feel for the life of a city girl and some recognizable landmarks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An unrealistic love story that becomes true. This is a great beach book for those who want to escape reality and live in a true love story.
ts14no1fan More than 1 year ago
This is another one of James Patterson's GREAT books. I am an avid fan of Mr. Patterson's books--both his mysteries and the fiction novels. This story captivated me from the first page--it is a very touching, romantic story of friends, dreams, imagination and reality. The characters make you want to help them and keep you hoping everything works out for the best right to the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great "what if" book. I loved the idea of really having an imaginary friend. This was an easy, fast read and took me by surprise. I never expected something this touching from James Patterson. I love his books and really follow his characters but this book was unlike anything I have ever read before from him. I wouldn't say it is his best book but it is funny and touching and romantic. Just a nice entertaining book for a cold night and a cup of tea!
MissGreenEyes More than 1 year ago
This book grabbed me because of the little girl inside of Jane. I loved how vulnerable she was and how she's always getting stepped on, but she had Michael there to help her through it all, at least she did at first. However, I think that it was very fast-paced, and it could have provided a little bit more detail about the relationship between Jane and Michael. Other than that, I think this book is great for anyone who feels, or has ever felt, alone.
police1510 More than 1 year ago
Does James Patterson give Nicholas Sparks a run for his money for this sweet romantic tale or is it the other way around - either way - was a good read for up in the mountains, at the cabin, in front of the fireplace with a glass (three) of wine !!!!!!
Ellie_Black More than 1 year ago
Great love story, romantic, and touching. Characters are great and unique. Written very well. Read this is one day!
charmtz72 More than 1 year ago
James Patterson has taken an enduring part of a child's life (imaginary friend) and given it a twist of reality. Who would have thought that "our" best friends from childhood would ever be real? I enjoyed the twist and the love story that warmed the heart. Another "must read"!
j-mar More than 1 year ago
this is one of my favorite books by him. pattersons penmenship is unrivaled. once i got started it was hard to put down and keep me involved the whole way throught the book. you were never sure what was going to happen next; which distinguishes the boys from the men in writing.