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By Jennifer Weiner

ISBN-10: 1416561277

ISBN-13: 9781416561279

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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The distortion of time is then connected to a distortion of space: … car il y en eut troys, à cause des irreguliers bissextes, que le Soleil bruncha quelque peu comme debitoribus à gauche, et la Lune varia de son cours plus de cinq toyzes, et feut manifestement veu le movement de trepidation on firmament dict Aplane: tellement que la Pleiade moyene laissant ses compaignons declina vers l’equinoctial et l’estoille nommé l’Espy laissa la vierge se retirant vers la balance: qui sont bien espoventables et ­matieres tant dures et difficiles, que les astrologues ne y peuvent mordre.

Gulliver is given what is a Brob-dram of small beer. For him, it is two gallons. The Lilliputians calculated Man Mountain’s volume to be about 1728 times larger than a Lilliputian’s. The scale here is a bit less extreme, so we might estimate that Brob-volume is more in the order of 1500 times Gulliver’s. A dram is one-sixteenth of a fluid ounce so 1500 drams is about ninety four ounces, or almost five pints. That is just over half a gallon, but far from two. What if Gulliver is using an 48 Big People and Little People apothecary’s measure?

In novels, where time is of the essence, the age produced a second Rabelais in Laurence Sterne, author of the temporally avant-garde Tristram Shandy (1769) – a work that not only revels in incommensuratio at the temporal level, but makes it the central point of discussion by the narrator. Tristram’s anti-narrative follows metonymic and associational chains of logic that defy temporal coordinates. The book is Rabelaisian in its bawdy physicality and send-up of erudition and pedantry; but not, interestingly, in its treatment of space.

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