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ISBN13: 9781416503347
ISBN10: 141650334x
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Meet Rose Feller. She's thirty years old and a 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 that she's beautiful. She also dreams of getting her fantastically screwed-up little sister to get her life together.

Meet Rose's sister, Maggie. Twenty-eight years old, drop-dead gorgeous and only occasionally employed, Maggie sings backup in a band called Whiskered Biscuit. Although her dreams of big-screen stardom haven't progressed past her left hip's appearance in a Will Smith video, Maggie dreams of fame and fortune — and of getting her dowdy big sister to stick to a skin-care regime.

These two women with nothing in common but a childhood tragedy, shared DNA, and the same size feet, are about to learn that their family is more different than they ever imagined, and that they're more alike than they'd ever believe. In Her Shoes — Jennifer Weiner's follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut, Good in Bed — observes Rose and Maggie, the brain and the beauty, as they make journeys of discovery that take them from the streets of Philadelphia to Ivy League libraries to a "retirement community for active seniors" in Boca Raton. Along the way, they'll encounter a wild cast of characters — from a stepmother who's into recreational Botox to a small, disdainful pug with no name. They'll borrow shoes and clothes and boyfriends, and make peace with their most intimate enemies — each other.

Funny and poignant, richly detailed and wrenchingly real, In Her Shoes will speak to anyone who has endured the bonds of big — or little — sisterhood, or longed for a life different from the one the world has dictated, and dreamed of trying something else on for size.

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"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

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"[A] funny, poignant and dramatic family saga....Jennifer Weiner is a talented storyteller who knows how to describe the human condition." Harriet Klausner, BookBrowser

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"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

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

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"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

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"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:

"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:

Rose is a thirty-year-old attorney with a secret passion for romance novels. She's going to start exercising next week, and she dreams of a man who will slide off her glasses and tell her she's beautiful. Maggie is twenty-eight and drop-dead gorgeous. Although her stardom hasn't progressed past her hip's appearance in a music video, she dreams of fame and fortune. These two sisters claim to have nothing in common but DNA, a childhood tragedy, and a shoe size, but when they're forced into cohabitation, they may just learn that they're more alike than they thought.

Synopsis:

The New York Times bestselling author follows up her celebrated debut Good in Bed with a wonderful portrait of two unforgettable sisters, the grandmother they've never known, and discoveries they make about themselves.

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JENNIFER WEINER'S HILARIOUS NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER IS HEADED FOR THE BIG SCREEN. READ IT NOW — THEN LOOK FOR THE FILM FROM TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX AND THE DIRECTOR OF WONDER BOYS AND L.A. CONFIDENTIAL!

Starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, and Shirley MacLaine

Rose is a thirty-year-old attorney with a secret passion for romance novels. She's going to start exercising next week, and she dreams of a man who will slide off her glasses and tell her she's beautiful. Maggie is twenty-eight and drop-dead gorgeous. Although her stardom hasn't progressed past her hip's appearance in a music video, she dreams of fame and fortune. These two sisters claim to have nothing in common but DNA, a childhood tragedy, and a shoe size, but when they're forced into cohabitation, they may just learn that they're more alike than they thought.

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. To learn more, click on www.jenniferweiner.com.

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evanescence101, October 25, 2006 (view all comments by evanescence101)
Hi, my name is caleb, i'm 16, and i live in GA. I know the last sentence is irrelevant to this comment, but i thought you should know. I saw In Her Shoes when it first came out on DVD. I knew it was based on a book, because i saw it in the library. I loved the movie a lot. It made me cry, and helped me understand that family is very important. I started reading the book a few days ago, i got it form our community book store. It goes way more in depth to the story of the sisters, i love it. I am actually doing a project for english class on the book. Just wanted to comment on a wonderful book! I'm still looking for the other books by Jennifer Weiner.
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emma boutet, May 30, 2006 (view all comments by emma boutet)
I only arrived upon this because i was looking for Louboutin shoes - and i have sat here reading for nearly an hour instead of getting on with my last week of work for an exhibition - i found this drew me in and kept me interested - along with having to stifle a grin amid the room full of people i am in. I am going to see if i can find this in a bookshop as i don't like to buy from the net but what a read! Naturally written, deep yet lighthearted, entertaining read! :) by the way on the louboutin subject - keep your eyes out for me in the years to come as the next shoedesigner to knock your socks off!!! *****
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416503347
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Weiner, Jennifer
Publisher:
Pocket Star
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Movie or Television Tie-In
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Publication Date:
20041130
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.1875 in 9.280 oz

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Product details 480 pages Pocket Star Books - English 9781416503347 Reviews:
"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 , "[A] funny, poignant and dramatic family saga....Jennifer Weiner is a talented storyteller who knows how to describe the human condition."
"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 , "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 , "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 , "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 , Rose is a thirty-year-old attorney with a secret passion for romance novels. She's going to start exercising next week, and she dreams of a man who will slide off her glasses and tell her she's beautiful. Maggie is twenty-eight and drop-dead gorgeous. Although her stardom hasn't progressed past her hip's appearance in a music video, she dreams of fame and fortune. These two sisters claim to have nothing in common but DNA, a childhood tragedy, and a shoe size, but when they're forced into cohabitation, they may just learn that they're more alike than they thought.
"Synopsis" by , The New York Times bestselling author follows up her celebrated debut Good in Bed with a wonderful portrait of two unforgettable sisters, the grandmother they've never known, and discoveries they make about themselves.
"Synopsis" by ,
JENNIFER WEINER'S HILARIOUS NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER IS HEADED FOR THE BIG SCREEN. READ IT NOW — THEN LOOK FOR THE FILM FROM TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX AND THE DIRECTOR OF WONDER BOYS AND L.A. CONFIDENTIAL!

Starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, and Shirley MacLaine

Rose is a thirty-year-old attorney with a secret passion for romance novels. She's going to start exercising next week, and she dreams of a man who will slide off her glasses and tell her she's beautiful. Maggie is twenty-eight and drop-dead gorgeous. Although her stardom hasn't progressed past her hip's appearance in a music video, she dreams of fame and fortune. These two sisters claim to have nothing in common but DNA, a childhood tragedy, and a shoe size, but when they're forced into cohabitation, they may just learn that they're more alike than they thought.

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