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Preview: A conversation with Emily Giffin about retrospection, maternal instincts and imagination

First Comes Love (Ballantine Books, 400 pp.), Emily’s Giffin’s latest novel, is a drama that centers on the Garland family as they struggle to reconcile a tragedy nearly 15 years after it shattered their almost-idyllic lives in Buckhead. As the anniversary of the event approaches, 30-something sisters Josie and Meredith find themselves at a crossroads… and in one another’s crosshairs, owing to their long-simmering sibling rivalry....