Sunday, September 27, 2009

In My Mailbox #10

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This week I got free from the Library Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner.
Following the story collection The Guy Not Taken, Weiner turns in a hilarious sequel to her 2001 bestselling first novel, Good in Bed, revisiting the memorable and feisty Candace Cannie Shapiro. Flashing forward 13 years, the novel follows Cannie as she navigates the adolescent rebellion of her about-to-be bat mitzvahed daughter, Joy, and juggles her writing career; her relationship with her physician husband, Peter Krushelevansky; her ongoing weight struggles; and the occasional impasse with Joy's biological father, Bruce Guberman. Joy, whose premature birth resulted in her wearing hearing aids, has her own amusing take on her mother's overinvolvement in her life as the novel, with some contrivance, alternates perspectives. As her bat mitzvah approaches, Joy tries to make contact with her long absent maternal grandfather and seeks more time with Bruce. In addition, unbeknownst to Joy, Peter has expressed a desire to have a baby with Cannie, which means looking for a surrogate mother. Throughout, Weiner offers her signature snappy observations: (good looks function as a get-out-of-everything-free card) and spot-on insights into human nature, with a few twists thrown in for good measure. She expends some energy getting readers up to speed on Good, but readers already involved with Cannie will enjoy this, despite Joy's equally strong voice.

I haven't read Good in Bed but this sounded fluffy and fun and free so I grabbed it.

Also I won Wondrous Strange by: Lesley Livingston over at Read Now Sleep Later.
and she also sent me two of her cute business card thingies(see picture) that she made over at Moo. One says "Read Now Sleep Later" and the other says "This business card also doubles as a bookmark..." Super sweetness. So what did you all get?

1 comment:

  1. Enjoy Wondrous Strange! I have to read Darklight soon... :)

    I've never read any of Jennifer Weiner's books, but they look good...

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