Babe in Toyland

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Harper Collins, Mar 30, 2004 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Dive into the sometimes sexy, sometimes sinister, always hilarious world of love and action figures in the toy industry with Eugenie Seifer, the quirky, smart new author for Avon Trade.

Toby Morris is 25 and ready for some excitement. Her job at a large toy company is long on stuffed animals, radio–controlled racers, and activity sets, but short on real satisfaction. When her former art school buddy lands a job at a local TV station and Toby tunes into the weekend news, she soon finds all the excitement she'd ever asked for––through an infatuation with a young, handsome weatherman.

As she slowly becomes obsessed with Doppler radar, storm trajectories, and cloud cover, Toby begins to send him anonymous poems ("if you like these poems/and the feelings I speak/please wear your green tie/on Thursday next week) and letters begin flying. It seems as though Toby has almost found her true love, until a botched prank leaves Toby wondering how she'll ever weather the storm. But what's coming up for Toby is something no weekend weatherman could ever predict.

 

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This is the first novel by the lovely and talented Ms. Olson. If you enjoy a good yarn about a young woman trying to find herself and her place in the world, you're sure to enjoy this one. Read Eugénie! Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
16
Section 3
28
Section 4
43
Section 5
58
Section 6
72
Section 7
83
Section 8
97
Section 13
161
Section 14
182
Section 15
194
Section 16
213
Section 17
225
Section 18
241
Section 19
253
Section 20
277

Section 9
112
Section 10
131
Section 11
138
Section 12
148
Section 21
293
Section 22
306
Section 23
317
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Page 228 - Girls go to college to get more knowledge / boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider.
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About the author (2004)

EugÉnie Olson lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with her husband, David, their two cats, Loki and Kiddun, and their fish, Lulu. Her interests include belly dancing, low rider and hot rod cars, and makeup. This is her third book.

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