The planets

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Poseidon Press, Apr 1, 1991 - Fiction - 265 pages
12 Reviews
A Kurt Vonnegut for the '90s, an earthbound Douglas Adams. James Boylan's debut novel is wildly inventive, original, and deeply, outrageously funny. When lovesick Edith Schmertz takes an ill-fated leap out of an airplane on Easter Sunday, she sets in motion an inexorable chain of events, sending many human orbits spinning wildly out of control.

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User Review  - Jess Moss - Goodreads

Jennifer Finney Boylan (or James Finney Boylan on the older copy that I own) certainly comes up with interesting characters! This was an entertaining light read. Nothing profound about it, but very amusing characters. Read full review

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User Review  - Adina - Goodreads

As I grew up outside Philly, the scenes in familiar locations always tend to resonate. =) Phoebe Rocks! Read full review

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JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN is Professor of English at Colby College and the author of the bestseller "She's Not There," as well as the acclaimed novels "The Planets" and "Getting In," A three-time guest of "The" "Oprah Winfrey Show," she has also appeared on "Larry King Live," "Today," and "48 Hours," and has played herself on ABC's "All My Children," She lives in Belgrade Lakes, Maine.

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