New Meetup: Robinson book club - Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner

From: Liselle
Sent on: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 10:56 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Pittsburgh Chick Lit Book Club!

What: Robinson book club - Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner

When: May 27,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: In May we are reading Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner. This is a follow-up to the April book, Good in Bed.

Since we had such a great time at Quaker Steak & Lube in April, we will be back there again in May.

Synopsis:

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.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/Pgh-Chick-Lit-Book-Club/calendar/10300177/

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