Little Earthquakes: A Novel
Simon and Schuster, 2004/09/14 - 432 ページ
First comes love. Then comes marriage. And then things start to get really interesting...
In Good in Bed, Cannie Shapiro conquered public heartbreak and shaky self-esteem. In In Her Shoes, Rose and Maggie Feller learned about family secrets and the ties that bind. Now, in Jennifer Weiner's richest, wittiest, most true-to-life novel yet, this highly acclaimed storyteller brings readers a tale of romance, friendship, forgiveness, and extreme sleep deprivation, as three very different women navigate one of life's most wonderful and perilous transitions: the journey of new motherhood.
Rebecca Rothstein-Rabinowitz is a plump, sexy chef who has a wonderful husband, supportive friends, a restaurant that's received citywide acclaim, a beautiful baby girl...and the mother-in-law from hell.
Kelly Day's life looks picture-perfect. But behind the doors of her largely empty apartment, she's struggling to balance work and motherhood and marriage, while entering Oliver's every move (and movement) on a spreadsheet, and dealing with an unemployed husband who seems content to channel-surf for eight hours a day.
And Ayinde Towne is already on shaky ground, trying to live her life to the letter of a how-to guide called Baby Success, when her basketball superstar husband breaks her trust at the most vulnerable moment in her life, putting their marriage in peril -- and their new family even more in the public eye.
Then there's Lia Frederick, a Philadelphia native who has just come home, leaving Los Angeles behind, along with her glamorous Hollywood career, her husband, and a tragic secret, to start her life all over again.
With her trademark warmth and humor, Weiner tells the story of what happens after happily ever after...and how an eight-pound bundle of joy can shake up every woman's sense of herself in the world around her.
From prenatal yoga to postbirth sex, from sisters and husbands to mothers and mothers-in-law, Little Earthquakes is a frank, funny, fiercely perceptive Diaper Genie-eye view of the comedies and tragedies of love and marriage.
They'd been married for two years, and they'd dated for three years before that, but the sound of Andrew's voice still gave her butterflies. “Hi. Are you all right?” She looked down at herself. Bag, boobs, belly, feet, all present and ...
Her voice was low and lulling. Hypnotic, really. Becky stifled a yawn and looked around the studio on the fourth floor of Theresa's Society Hill town house. The room felt warm and cozy without being stuffy. The lights were dim, ...
“Let's begin,” Theresa said in a slow, lulling voice that made Becky feel like curling up and taking a good, long nap. “Why don't we go around the circle. Everyone can share their names, how far along they are, how the pregnancy's been, ...
She dropped her voice incrementally. Becky and Kelly and Ayinde could still hear every word. “I don't know if she is or not. Mulatto, maybe?” The woman giggled. “Are we allowed to say that anymore?” Ayinde closed her eyes.
he asked, pitching his voice so softly that nobody could hear it but Ayinde. “I'm fine,” she said, even though her knees were now shaking so hard she was surprised they weren't knocking together. Richard put one world-famous hand on her ...
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LibraryThing Reviewユーザー レビュー - lrquinn - LibraryThing
I really like the way the author writes such likeable characters, even though each one is so very different. This story appealed to me because it was about women who all come together to support one ... レビュー全文を読む
LibraryThing Reviewユーザー レビュー - SadieBabie - LibraryThing
I read this for an online book group...who always seem to pick chick-lit. I stuffed down the last hundred or so pages, and I'll admit that a book like this is slightly easier to humour if you read it ... レビュー全文を読む