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In Her Shoes

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From Jennifer Weiner comes a story of two sisters with nothing in common but a love for shoes learn they are more alike than they thought possible.

Meet Rose Feller, a thirty-year-old high-powered attorney with a secret passion for romance novels. She has an exercise regime she's going to start next week, and she dreams of a man who will slide off her glasses, gaze into her eyes, and tell her she's beautiful. She also dreams of getting her fantastically screwed-up, semi-employed little sister to straighten up and fly right.

Meet Rose's sister, Maggie. Twenty-eight years old and drop-dead gorgeous. Although her big-screen stardom hasn't progressed past her left hip's appearance in a Will Smith video, Maggie dreams of fame and fortune — and of getting her big sister on a skin-care regimen.

These two women, who claim to have nothing in common but a childhood tragedy, DNA, and the same size feet, are about to learn that they're more alike than they'd ever imagined. Along the way, they'll encounter a diverse cast of characters — from a stepmother who's into recreational Botox to a disdainful pug with no name. They'll borrow shoes and clothes and boyfriends, and eventually make peace with their most intimate enemies — each other.

Review:

"The book is too long and loses energy by the end. In Her Shoes will make readers laugh and perhaps cry, but it's rough around the edges." USA Today

Review:

"Weiner follows up Good in Bed with this engaging tale....Weiner's second novel is every bit as enjoyable and moving as her first." Booklist

Review:

"Weiner's vivid characterizations and her light touch with heavy topics make this...an entertaining romp through family battles and toxic relationships." People

Review:

"In Her Shoes is inelegant but weirdly irresistible. Weiner's not shy about resorting to the occasional cliché...but she also has a fine eye for detail and a knack for making supporting characters come convincingly to life." Judith Warner, The Washington Post

Review:

"A wonderful contemporary fairy tale....Weiner embroiders serious matters with threads of humor to produce a novel full of memorable characters and situations....Here's a novel that satisfies on many levels." Library Journal

Review:

"If chick lit is indeed a genre, Weiner is creating a smarter, funnier subspecies....[She] is a sharp observer of the frustrations of blood ties." The Philadelphia Inquirer

Synopsis:

Now in paperback — the New York Times bestseller from the acclaimed author of Good in Bed!

Synopsis:

Meet Rose Feller, a thirty-year-old high-powered attorney with a secret passion for romance novels. She has an exercise regime she's going to start next week, and she dreams of a man who will slide off her glasses, gaze into her eyes, and tell her she's beautiful. She also dreams of getting her fantastically screwed-up, semi-employed little sister to straighten up and fly right.

Meet Rose's sister, Maggie. Twenty-eight years old and drop-dead gorgeous. Although her big-screen stardom hasn't progressed past her left hip's appearance in a Will Smith video, Maggie dreams of fame and fortune — and of getting her big sister on a skin-care regimen.

These two women, who claim to have nothing in common but a childhood tragedy, DNA, and the same size feet, are about to learn that they're more alike than they'd ever imagined. Along the way, they'll encounter a diverse cast of characters — from a stepmother who's into recreational Botox to a disdainful pug with no name. They'll borrow shoes and clothes and boyfriends, and eventually make peace with their most intimate enemies — each other.

About the Author

Jennifer Weiner is the author of Good in Bed. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Adam, and her rat terrier, Wendell.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743418201
Author:
Weiner, Jennifer
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Mothers
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Grandmothers
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 03-10-030
Publication Date:
July 8, 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.28x5.36x1.17 in. .88 lbs.

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Product details 448 pages Washington Square Press - English 9780743418201 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The book is too long and loses energy by the end. In Her Shoes will make readers laugh and perhaps cry, but it's rough around the edges."
"Review" by , "Weiner follows up Good in Bed with this engaging tale....Weiner's second novel is every bit as enjoyable and moving as her first."
"Review" by , "Weiner's vivid characterizations and her light touch with heavy topics make this...an entertaining romp through family battles and toxic relationships."
"Review" by , "In Her Shoes is inelegant but weirdly irresistible. Weiner's not shy about resorting to the occasional cliché...but she also has a fine eye for detail and a knack for making supporting characters come convincingly to life."
"Review" by , "A wonderful contemporary fairy tale....Weiner embroiders serious matters with threads of humor to produce a novel full of memorable characters and situations....Here's a novel that satisfies on many levels."
"Review" by , "If chick lit is indeed a genre, Weiner is creating a smarter, funnier subspecies....[She] is a sharp observer of the frustrations of blood ties."
"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback — the New York Times bestseller from the acclaimed author of Good in Bed!
"Synopsis" by , Meet Rose Feller, a thirty-year-old high-powered attorney with a secret passion for romance novels. She has an exercise regime she's going to start next week, and she dreams of a man who will slide off her glasses, gaze into her eyes, and tell her she's beautiful. She also dreams of getting her fantastically screwed-up, semi-employed little sister to straighten up and fly right.

Meet Rose's sister, Maggie. Twenty-eight years old and drop-dead gorgeous. Although her big-screen stardom hasn't progressed past her left hip's appearance in a Will Smith video, Maggie dreams of fame and fortune — and of getting her big sister on a skin-care regimen.

These two women, who claim to have nothing in common but a childhood tragedy, DNA, and the same size feet, are about to learn that they're more alike than they'd ever imagined. Along the way, they'll encounter a diverse cast of characters — from a stepmother who's into recreational Botox to a disdainful pug with no name. They'll borrow shoes and clothes and boyfriends, and eventually make peace with their most intimate enemies — each other.

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