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I'll Take What She Hasby Samantha Wilde
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Perfect for fans of Marisa de los Santos and Allison Winn Scotch, Samantha Wilde’s new novel is a funny and heartfelt look at friendship, marriage, and the dynamics of modern motherhood.
Nora and Annie have been best friends since kindergarten. Nora, a shy English teacher at a quaint New England boarding school, longs to have a baby. Annie, an outspoken stay-at-home mother of two, longs for one day of peace and quiet (not to mention more money and some free time). Despite their very different lives, nothing can come between them—until Cynthia Cypress arrives on campus.
Cynthia has it all: brains, beauty, impeccable style, and a gorgeous husband (who happens to be Nora’s ex). When Cynthia eagerly befriends Nora, Annie’s oldest friendship is tested. Now, each woman must wrestle the green-eyed demon of envy and, in the process, confront imperfect, mixed-up family histories they don’t want to repeat. Amid the hilarious and harried straits of friendship, marriage, and parenthood, the women may discover that the greenest grass is right beneath their feet.
“A poignant, thoroughly entertaining tale of friends, family, and wanting more.”—Valerie Frankel, author of Four of a Kind
"Best friends since childhood, Annie and Nora, are now in their early 30s and staff members at a small New England boarding school. At an all-faculty turnout for the funeral of an elderly teacher's cat, Wilde's irreverent tone immediately emerges. But amusement fades when glamorous new hire Cynthia Cypress shows up, forcing overweight Annie and insecure Nora to handle their envy. Nora becomes Cynthia's adoring friend while Annie is openly hostile, especially after Cynthia and her husband move into a larger campus house previously promised to Annie. Cynthia's immediate popularity at the school and Nora's friendship with her so intensify Annie's acerbic mood that it nearly severs the latter pair's friendship. As Annie explores her rage, Nora's life assumes tragicomic proportions. Her outspoken sex therapist cousin, in town on an extended visit, reveals Nora's intimate past to Cynthia's husband while Nora's straight-laced mother and 93-year-old grandmother descend on her and her long-suffering husband. With wit, compassion, and a keen ear for dialogue Wilde (This Little Mommy Stayed Home) explores issues of insecurity, envy, young motherhood, and friendship in this fast-paced work. Agent: Christina Hogrebe, Jane Rotrosen Literary Agency. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Samantha Wilde is the author of This Little Mommy Stayed Home. A graduate of Concord Academy, Smith College, Yale Divinity School, and the New Seminary, she writes, teaches yoga, and moonlights as a minister. She lives in western Massachusetts with her husband and three children.
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