By Jennifer Weiner
Readers fell in love with Cannie Shapiro, the shrewdpermanent, sharp-tongued, bighearted heroine of Good in Bed who stumbled on her satisfied finishing after her mom got here out of the closet, her father fell out of her existence, and her ex-boyfriend all started 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 -- grew to become an in a single day bestseller, she dropped out of the general public eye and grew to become to writing technological know-how fiction below a pseudonym. She's fortunately married to the tall, captivating nutrition health practitioner Peter Krushelevansky and has settled right into a lifestyles 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 together 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 prior to and all at once unearths herself confronted with what she thinks is the reality approximately her personal belief -- the tale her mom concealed from her all her lifestyles. whilst Peter surprises his spouse by means of asserting he desires to have a toddler, the kinfolk is pressured to reassess its background, its destiny, and what it ability to be really satisfied.
Radiantly humorous and disarmingly gentle, with Weiner's whip-smart discussion and sharp observations of recent lifestyles, Certain Girls is an unforgettable tale approximately love, loss, and the long-lasting bonds of relations.
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