By Jennifer Weiner
Readers fell in love with Cannie Shapiro, the shrewdpermanent, sharp-tongued, bighearted heroine of Good in Bed who came upon her chuffed finishing after her mom got here out of the closet, her father fell out of her existence, and her ex-boyfriend began chronicling their ex-sex lifestyles within the pages of a countrywide journal.
Now Cannie's again. After her debut novel -- a fictionalized (and hugely sexualized) model of her lifestyles -- turned an in a single day bestseller, she dropped out of the general public eye and became to writing technology fiction lower than a pseudonym. She's fortunately married to the tall, fascinating nutrition surgeon Peter Krushelevansky and has settled right into a existence that she reveals splendidly predictable -- knitting within the entrance row of her daughter Joy's drama rehearsals, volunteering on the library, and taking over-forty yoga periods along with her ally Samantha.
As arrangements for Joy's bat mitzvah start, every little thing turns out correct in Cannie's international. Then pleasure discovers the radical Cannie wrote years sooner than and by surprise unearths herself confronted with what she thinks is the reality approximately her personal perception -- the tale her mom concealed from her all her existence. whilst Peter surprises his spouse via asserting he desires to have a toddler, the family members is pressured to re-examine its heritage, its destiny, and what it capacity to be actually chuffed.
Radiantly humorous and disarmingly gentle, with Weiner's whip-smart discussion and sharp observations of contemporary existence, Certain Girls is an unforgettable tale approximately love, loss, and the iconic bonds of kinfolk.
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Certain Girls: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner