Certain Girls

Certain Girls

A Novel

Book - 2008
Average Rating:
5
Rate this:
Readers fell in love with Cannie Shapiro, the smart, sharp-tongued, bighearted heroine ofGood in Bedwho 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 Girlsis an unforgettable story about love, loss, and the enduring bonds of family.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, c2008
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416586852
9780743294256
1416586857
Branch Call Number: FIC WEI
Characteristics: 386 p. ; 24 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Sooo good until the end. The end ruined it for me. It seemed like emotional manipulation and just completely unnecessary to the rest of the story I'd been following for two books.

o
olgalivshin
Mar 04, 2011

Borrowed Apr, 15, 2010

m
mjajo75
Jan 04, 2011

I only liked the ending.
that was the only interesting part,

r
randirocks
Jan 20, 2010

I think that Certain Girls had some appeal but I frankly think it was not as good as Good in Bed. Some of the twists and turns along the way were just sad.

j
jalger
Aug 21, 2008

a great follow up to the story of Cannie and her daughter Joy from Jennifer Weiner's FABULOUS book Good in Bed.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at VIRL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top