Certain Girls: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 8, 2008 - Fiction - 386 pages
57 Reviews
Readers fell in love with Cannie Shapiro, the smart, sharp-tongued, bighearted heroine of Good in Bed who 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 Girls is an unforgettable story about love, loss, and the enduring bonds of family.

 

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User Review  - jbarr5 - LibraryThing

Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner Have enjoyed the author's other works and I bought the paperback and will listen to this on tape. Alternating chapters of a Philadelphia housewife and her daughter's ... Read full review

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Thirteen years have passed since Cannie Shapiro was the victim of a nasty article in GOOD IN BED. Her daughter is a teenager. She has finally found love. Things are looking good. But if you are ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
16
Section 3
25
Section 4
35
Section 5
48
Section 6
51
Section 7
60
Section 8
70
Section 23
246
Section 24
253
Section 25
262
Section 26
273
Section 27
277
Section 28
282
Section 29
288
Section 30
295

Section 9
83
Section 10
96
Section 11
103
Section 12
115
Section 13
125
Section 14
130
Section 15
143
Section 16
171
Section 17
181
Section 18
193
Section 19
212
Section 20
223
Section 21
235
Section 22
240
Section 31
303
Section 32
308
Section 33
324
Section 34
327
Section 35
334
Section 36
338
Section 37
343
Section 38
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Section 39
362
Section 40
365
Section 41
376
Section 42
381
Section 43
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About the author (2008)

Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of nine books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, which was made into a major motion picture, and Fly Away Home. A graduate of Princeton University, Jennifer lives in Philadelphia with her family. To learn more, visit www.jenniferweiner.com.

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