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Certain Girls

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Written By: Jennifer Weiner

Narrated By: Julie Dretzin, Rachel Botchan

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: March 2011

Duration: 14 hours 42 minutes

Summary:

The eagerly-awaited follow-up to Jennifer Weiner's blockbuster bestseller, Good in Bed

Listeners fell in love with Cannie Shapiro, the smart, sharp-tongued, bighearted heroine of Good in Bed. 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 and has settled into a life that's wonderfully predictable.

As preparations for her daughter 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 Cannie's husband surprises her by saying he wants to have a baby, the family is forced to reconsider their history, their future, and what it means to be truly happy.

Radiantly funny and tender, with Weiner's whip-smart dialogue and sharp observations of modern life, Certain Girls is an unforgettable story about love, loss, and the enduring bonds of family.

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  • Anonymous

    I've read other Jennifer Weiner books and this one was very serious and not funny. I was left feeling a bit depressed at the end. The daughter is a brat!!

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  • Jennifer budde

    A realistic look at the highs and lows of parenting, unconventional families, and how the choices parents make as PEOPLE can ultimately affect their children. Evidently some of the mothers writing novels today did not read this book...

  • Beth Remhof

    Not nearly the fun indulgent book I was hoping for, but an interesting listen. The mother and daughter's contrasting perpectives on the exact same events was pretty cool.