Wedding Season

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Three Rivers Press, 2004 - Fiction - 340 pages
3 Reviews
Seventeen weddings. Six months. Only the strong survive.

Joy Silverman and her boyfriend, Gabriel Winslow, seem perfect for each other. Living together in New York City, they have everything they want and everything in common--most important, that neither one wants to get married. Ever.

But when Joy finds herself obligated to attend seventeen weddings in six months (including those of her father, mother, younger brother, and five of her closest girlfriends), the couple is forced to take a new look at why they're so opposed to marriage when the rest of the world can't wait to walk down the aisle. As the season heats up and the pressure mounts, Joy must confront what it means -- and what it costs -- to be true to one's self.

A witty, wicked comedy of manners in the satirical tradition of Jane Austen and Evelyn Waugh, Wedding Season is an intelligent, laugh-out-loud funny examination of friendship, faith, integrity, and the ideas and institutions that bind us together, shape our lives, and define who we are.

"If Jane Austen and Candace Bushnell were to meet for a long drink in a downtown bar, the delightful result might be a contemporary comedy of manners with a decidedly old-fashioned feel. Darcy Cosper has given us just that: a sweet and sharply funny concoction that will have bridesmaids everywhere nodding their heads in recognition." -- Dani Shapiro, author of Family History

"Wonderful....Wedding Season is social comedy on a grand scale. A hilarious and urbane primer on getting hitched-or not-in the twenty-first century." -- Gary Shteyngart, author of The Russian Debutante's Handbook
 

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User Review  - RivkaBelle - LibraryThing

This book was pretty disappointing ... from the blurbs, I was expecting a really cute, funny adventure: 17 weddings in 6 months? There's so much you could do with that! Unfortunately, Cosper took the ... Read full review

WEDDING SEASON: A Comedy of Manners, Matrimony and 17 Marriages in Six Months

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

When the 30-ish narrator of Cosper's debut announces that she's scheduled to attend seventeen weddings in the next six months, the reader may wonder if she will prove as charming—and lucky—as Hugh ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
34
Section 3
52
Section 4
64
Section 5
80
Section 6
91
Section 7
109
Section 8
122
Section 15
194
Section 16
203
Section 17
214
Section 18
231
Section 19
240
Section 20
250
Section 21
263
Section 22
277

Section 9
137
Section 10
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Section 11
151
Section 12
163
Section 13
171
Section 14
187
Section 23
288
Section 24
297
Section 25
313
Section 26
324
Section 27
331
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About the author (2004)

Darcy Cosper is a writer and book reviewer. Her work has appeared in many publications, including "The New York Times Book Review," "Bookforum," the "Village Voice," "Nerve," and "GQ," and in the anthologies "Full Frontal Fiction" and the forthcoming "Sex & Sensibility." She lives in Los Angeles and New York. This is her first novel.

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