In The Guy Not Taken, a young married woman happens upon her ex boyfriend's wedding registry and wonders what life would have been like if she'd ended up with him after all -- only to wake up and find out her dream, for better and worst, has come true. In Tour of Duty, a young man visits an ivy league college with his mother who does not know how ...
In The Guy Not Taken, a young married woman happens upon her ex boyfriend's wedding registry and wonders what life would have been like if she'd ended up with him after all -- only to wake up and find out her dream, for better and worst, has come true. In Tour of Duty, a young man visits an ivy league college with his mother who does not know how to tell him that his father has left and is moving out during their weekend away. And in Kidnapping Nana two sisters travel to a beach resort and kidnap an older woman so they have a place to stay while they're there -- and find an unexpected bond with the older woman in the process.
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These short stories are imaginative, funny and thought-provoking! Each one develops the characters so vividly that you feel you know them in a very short amount of time. My daughter and I both loved the book, but we each took a little something different away as we finished the book. Age and life experiences help you relate to the characters. It's a true "keeper" in my library!
Publishers Weekly, 2006-08-07 This collection of 11 stories written over the past 15 years reads like a series of studies for Weiner's larger chick lit portraits. As in the novels (Goodnight Nobody; Good in Bed), smart, acerbic, 30-something women battle dating damage and broken childhoods (absent fathers in particular) in order to build their own families-or to convince themselves they still want to. In "The Wedding Bed," a new bride realizes, "I thought that every story I would tell for the rest of my life will somehow be about this: about the man who left and never came back." "Mother's Hour" tightly focuses on new toddler trauma as experienced by first-time mothers and shows how motherhood can be another conduit for woman-to-woman envy and suspicion. In "Swim," sometime scriptwriter and obsessive swimmer Ruth, her face scarred from the car accident in which her parents died, must eschew the verbal "edge" she finds so compelling in men in order to find love. One roots for Weiner's characters as they come to terms-and in some cases, heal-from disappointment and neglect. (Sept.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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