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The Guy Not Taken : Stories - Jennifer Weiner

The Guy Not Taken

Stories

Paperback Published: 26th June 2007
ISBN: 9780743298056
Number Of Pages: 282

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Jennifer Weiner's talent shines like never before in this collection of short stories, following the tender, often hilarious, progress of love and relationships over the course of a lifetime.

We meet Marlie Davidow, home alone with her new baby late one night, when she wanders onto her ex's online wedding registry and wonders what if she had wound up with the guy not taken. We find Jessica Norton listing her beloved river-view apartment in the hope of winning her broker's heart. And we follow an unlikely friendship between two very different new mothers, and the choices that bring them together -- and pull them apart.

"The Guy Not Taken" demonstrates Weiner's amazing ability to create characters who "feel like they could be your best friend" (Janet Maslin) and to find hope and humor, longing and love in the hidden corners of our common experiences.

"Another delightful example of Jennifer Weiner's tender way with words and emotions." -- Harper's Bazaar "Puts Weiner on the map as one of her generation's best literary voices." -- The Boston Herald "Shouldn't be missed.... It is the reader who will be taken by this set of eleven marvelous short stories." -- Entertainment Weekly "Fans will savor Weiner's confidential tone and salty wit." -- People

Just Dessertsp. 1
Travels with Nickip. 29
The Wedding Bedp. 53
Swimp. 77
Good Menp. 115
Buyer's Marketp. 135
The Guy Not Takenp. 171
The Mother's Hourp. 199
Oranges from Floridap. 225
Tour of Dutyp. 243
Dora on the Beachp. 257
Acknowledgmentsp. 281
Author's Notes on Storiesp. 285
A Conversation with Jennifer Weinerp. 293
Questions and Topics for Discussionp. 299
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ISBN: 9780743298056
ISBN-10: 0743298055
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 282
Published: 26th June 2007
Publisher: Washington Square Press Inc.,N.Y.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27