Babes in Captivity

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Simon and Schuster, May 11, 2010 - Fiction - 320 pages
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They've satisfied their biological clocks.

They met six years ago in a mom's group. Deirdre, Juliette, Anne, and Lisa are each living The Dream in the suburbs outside of New York City: beautiful wedding, big house, picture perfect family. What more could a woman want? Plenty, though none of them has ever admitted it. Out loud, anyway. It all starts with Deirdre....When she learns that her ex-lover, musician Nick Ruby, has moved back East, she confides in her girlfriends that she regrets her lost singing career, and her lost love affair with Nick. And since there doesn't seem to be a "what's next" in her life, she's more than a little curious about "what if...?"

So what's that ticking sound?

Deirdre's confession -- and her plan to revive her dreams and make them reality -- has a startling ripple effect. It turns out none of the four is as happy as she seems: Anne fears her marriage is in jeopardy. Juliette desperately wants to have another baby but can't. And Lisa's facing decisions that her life -- literally -- depends on. The doors swing wide when these babes start breaking out...but at what price? There's no satisfaction guarantee for any one of them, but taking chances together sure beats going it alone.
 

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User Review  - Marlene-NL - LibraryThing

This was a fun and quick read. Finished it already last night. Deirdre's story was the least interesting. I always enjoy books like these where you get to learn a few women and there trials. Read full review

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User Review  - melorem - LibraryThing

A quick, light read. This story follows four suburban moms over the course a year. They meet once a month for dinner and talk. The month we meet them they all decide that life has gotten a bit boring ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
24
Section 4
35
Section 5
43
Section 6
53
Section 7
65
Section 8
74
Section 18
166
Section 19
174
Section 20
181
Section 21
191
Section 22
204
Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Pamela Redmond Satran is the author of Younger, Babes in Captivity, and The Man I Should Have Married. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is an editor for Reuters, and their three children. The coauthor of the bestselling baby-naming books Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana, and Cool Names, Satran is a regular contributor to Glamour, Good Housekeeping, and Parenting. Visit her website at PamelaRedmondSatran.com.

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