This is the International Mystery Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | April 6, 2015

    Mary Norris: IMG Voracious



    In the summer of 2012, I got a contract for a book about language, based on my experiences of more than 30 years as a copy editor at The New Yorker.... Continue »
    1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$1.95
List price: $15.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Local Warehouse Literature- A to Z

Certain Girls

by

Certain Girls Cover

ISBN13: 9780743294263
ISBN10: 0743294262
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $1.95!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Readers fell in love with Cannie Shapiro, the smart, sharp-tongued, bighearted heroine of Good in Bed who 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 Girls is an unforgettable story about love, loss, and the enduring bonds of family.

Review:

"Heartfelt and funny...A touching examination of both the comic and tragic moments that mark the mother-daughter relationship." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"A daughter's journey through teen angst to realizations about family, acceptance, love, and the nature of truth." Elle magazine's "Elle's Letters" Readers' Prize April Winner

Review:

"Clear your calendar and prepare to read: Cannie Shapiro is back! Weiner is a talented writer who consistently delivers the goods. Readers will laugh and cry..." Library Journal (starred review)

Review:

"Weiner displays her signature wry voice and sap-free knack for capturing heartfelt moments; an unexpected plot twist gives her story emotional heft. Fans should find Girls a worthy successor." People

Review:

"Filled with family tumult (lesbian mother, rebellious teenage daughter, nutjob sister), career uncertainty, heart wrenching plot twists, and plenty of Weiner's classic sass, Certain Girls is like literary cotton candy — it's light, fun and sweet, yet sticks with you long after it's gone. Label it a beach season must." Gotham

Review:

"Weiner is a talented and accomplished novelist, with real stylistic flair, excellent and sometimes laugh-out loud wit, and good insight into her characters...Cannie has retained her wit and her sharp takes on the world she lives in, but she has evolved. Weiner's voice is smart and edgy, and her male characters are sharply drawn. She writes about issues, such as the dynamics of family life, that are of interest to all humans." Philadelphia Inquirer

Review:

"In this smart-mouthed sequel to Good in Bed (a chick-lit classic), heroine Cannie is older but thinner, and in a terrible tussle with her soon-to-be-bat mitzvahed daughter." Good Housekeeping

Review:

"Jennifer Weiner's new book, Certain Girls, is a sequel to her huge best-seller, Good in Bed. For those of us who loved Cannie Shapiro, it's a chance to see her years later, married, a mother and coping with a new set of challenges." Cape Cod Times

About the Author

Jennifer Weiner is the author of six novels: Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, which was made into a major motion picture, Little Earthquakes, Goodnight Nobody, Certain Girls, and Best Friends Forever, as well as the short story collection, The Guy Not Taken. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives in Philadelphia with her family.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Kate Benson, May 13, 2010 (view all comments by Kate Benson)
A friend once described the mother-and-teen-daughter relationship as "two wet cats in a burlap sack". Cannie and her daughter Joy approach this level of livlieness as Joy approaches her Bat Mitzvah and negotiates the ethics of adolescence. In addition, an emotional plot twist left me crying along with the main characters. With my 10-month-old daughter asleep in my lap, I couldn't put the book down for the last hour of reading.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743294263
Author:
Weiner, Jennifer
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 11.795 oz

Other books you might like

  1. The Divorce Party Used Trade Paper $2.95
  2. Cartwheels in a Sari: A Memoir of... Sale Hardcover $2.95
  3. The Widows of Eastwick Used Trade Paper $3.95
  4. I'll Scream Later
    Used Hardcover $4.95
  5. Laura Rider's Masterpiece
    Used Hardcover $1.50
  6. Still Life Used Mass Market $2.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Certain Girls Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$1.95 In Stock
Product details 416 pages Washington Square Press - English 9780743294263 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Heartfelt and funny...A touching examination of both the comic and tragic moments that mark the mother-daughter relationship."
"Review" by , "A daughter's journey through teen angst to realizations about family, acceptance, love, and the nature of truth." Elle magazine's "Elle's Letters" Readers' Prize April Winner
"Review" by , "Clear your calendar and prepare to read: Cannie Shapiro is back! Weiner is a talented writer who consistently delivers the goods. Readers will laugh and cry..." (starred review)
"Review" by , "Weiner displays her signature wry voice and sap-free knack for capturing heartfelt moments; an unexpected plot twist gives her story emotional heft. Fans should find Girls a worthy successor."
"Review" by , "Filled with family tumult (lesbian mother, rebellious teenage daughter, nutjob sister), career uncertainty, heart wrenching plot twists, and plenty of Weiner's classic sass, Certain Girls is like literary cotton candy — it's light, fun and sweet, yet sticks with you long after it's gone. Label it a beach season must."
"Review" by , "Weiner is a talented and accomplished novelist, with real stylistic flair, excellent and sometimes laugh-out loud wit, and good insight into her characters...Cannie has retained her wit and her sharp takes on the world she lives in, but she has evolved. Weiner's voice is smart and edgy, and her male characters are sharply drawn. She writes about issues, such as the dynamics of family life, that are of interest to all humans."
"Review" by , "In this smart-mouthed sequel to Good in Bed (a chick-lit classic), heroine Cannie is older but thinner, and in a terrible tussle with her soon-to-be-bat mitzvahed daughter."
"Review" by , "Jennifer Weiner's new book, Certain Girls, is a sequel to her huge best-seller, Good in Bed. For those of us who loved Cannie Shapiro, it's a chance to see her years later, married, a mother and coping with a new set of challenges."
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.