By Jennifer Weiner
Readers fell in love with Cannie Shapiro, the clever, sharp-tongued, bighearted heroine of Good in Bed who stumbled on her satisfied finishing after her mom got here out of the closet, her father fell out of her existence, and her ex-boyfriend all started chronicling their ex-sex lifestyles within the pages of a countrywide journal.
Now Cannie's again. After her debut novel -- a fictionalized (and hugely sexualized) model of her existence -- turned an in a single day bestseller, she dropped out of the general public eye and became to writing technology fiction lower than a pseudonym. She's fortunately married to the tall, captivating vitamin physician Peter Krushelevansky and has settled right into a lifestyles that she reveals splendidly predictable -- knitting within the entrance row of her daughter Joy's drama rehearsals, volunteering on the library, and taking over-forty yoga sessions together with her ally Samantha.
As arrangements for Joy's bat mitzvah commence, every thing turns out correct in Cannie's international. Then pleasure discovers the radical Cannie wrote years prior to and all at once unearths herself confronted with what she thinks is the reality approximately her personal belief -- the tale her mom concealed from her all her existence. while Peter surprises his spouse through announcing he desires to have a child, the relations is compelled to re-examine its background, its destiny, and what it ability to be actually chuffed.
Radiantly humorous and disarmingly smooth, with Weiner's whip-smart discussion and sharp observations of contemporary existence, Certain Girls is an unforgettable tale approximately love, loss, and the long-lasting bonds of kinfolk.
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Is there anything you would like to add to the report you’ve already made? ” The hesitation between those last two sentences had been only a fraction of a second, but it was loaded with meaning. “No, Captain,” he said. Another pause, icy despite the still mounting heat of the day. “Nothing at all? ” asked the Lieutenant opposite him. He considered her question for a half second. Alan had seen her, a week ago, at an off base restaurant frequented by a British regiment. She had looked—as much as possible in her multicam utility uniform—glamorous, sexy even, in make up that pushed the limits of what was considered acceptable.
There was a subtle change in the room, as if the air had been charged with electricity. Brows furrowed, spines stiffened, pens, which had been scribbling on paper, stilled, and all eyes locked onto the lawyer. They had not expected this, and Jennifer, to her surprise, found herself interested, even amused. It seemed the old man had one last trick up his sleeve. “We will go through the details in a moment,” said the lawyer, “and I’m sure you will have a lot of questions, but the core change is summed up in the introductory sentence to the codicil, witnessed by myself and one other, which reads thus.
He’d filed his report immediately following the mission. The duty officers had sent him back to his quarters to rest while they reviewed the details, ordering him to return at oh nine hundred. He’d slept badly, playing and replaying the events of the night in his head, looking for something that might plausibly explain what had happened that night over the mountains. In his report, he’d said that the weapon systems had failed, and that he’d been temporarily blinded by a bright light. Perhaps it had been some kind of flare launched by one of the enemy helicopters, or some new kind of E HAD DEBRIEFED AFTER MISSIONS A HUNDRED TIMES.
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