Certain Girls

Certain Girls

A Novel

Book - 2008
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Readers fell in love with Cannie Shapiro, the smart, sharp-tongued, bighearted heroine ofGood in Bedwho found her happy ending after her mother came out of the closet, her father fell out of her life, and her ex-boyfriend started chronicling their ex-sex life in the pages of a national magazine.Now Cannie's back. After her debut novel -- a fictionalized (and highly sexualized) version of her life -- became an overnight bestseller, she dropped out of the public eye and turned to writing science fiction under a pseudonym. She's happily married to the tall, charming diet doctor Peter Krushelevansky and has settled into a life that she finds wonderfully predictable -- knitting in the front row of her daughter Joy's drama rehearsals, volunteering at the library, and taking over-forty yoga classes with her best friend Samantha.As preparations for Joy's bat mitzvah begin, everything seems right in Cannie's world. Then Joy discovers the novel Cannie wrote years before and suddenly finds herself faced with what she thinks is the truth about her own conception -- the story her mother hid from her all her life. When Peter surprises his wife by saying he wants to have a baby, the family is forced to reconsider its history, its future, and what it means to be truly happy.Radiantly funny and disarmingly tender, with Weiner's whip-smart dialogue and sharp observations of modern life,Certain Girlsis an unforgettable story about love, loss, and the enduring bonds of family.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, c2008
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416586852
Branch Call Number: WEI
Characteristics: 386 p. ;,24 cm


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Sooo good until the end. The end ruined it for me. It seemed like emotional manipulation and just completely unnecessary to the rest of the story I'd been following for two books.

Mar 04, 2011

Borrowed Apr, 15, 2010

Jan 04, 2011

I only liked the ending.
that was the only interesting part,

Jan 20, 2010

I think that Certain Girls had some appeal but I frankly think it was not as good as Good in Bed. Some of the twists and turns along the way were just sad.

Aug 21, 2008

a great follow up to the story of Cannie and her daughter Joy from Jennifer Weiner's FABULOUS book Good in Bed.

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