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    Station Eleven

    Emily St. John Mandel 9780385353304

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Julia Einstein never wanted to return to her high-stress job of celebrity publicist. But when her husband loses his job, she has no choice but to reenter the world of monstrous egos, imperfect illusions, and 24-hour spin--a world she thought she had left behind forever when she had a baby three years ago and moved to the suburbs.
Stranded now at a third-rate publicity firm in New York City that specializes in resuscitating the careers of "Has Beens," Julia's first assignment is to promote the launch of a perfume: a scent created to engineer the comeback of 73-year-old former screen goddess Mary Ford.
In the unpredictable Mary, Julia gets much more than she bargained for. And when she is forced to go on the road with the former diva to promote her failing product, Julia finds herself tested to the very brink of human endurance by: her mercurial, abusive charge; her pompous and infinitely devious boss; by keen bouts of homesickness; by angry PETA activists; and by PR disasters and a perfume that, well, stinks.
For every woman who has ever confronted the hard choices of work and family, and lived to tell the tale, and for every woman who has overcome seemingly insurmountable odds (not to mention losing those last 10 pounds!), this is a novel as touching and hilarious as they come. Brimming with comic moments, sharply witty observations and unexpected poignancy, this is vintage Zigman at her very best.

About the Author

Laura Zigman is the author of Animal Husbandry, Dating Big Bird, and Her. She spent 10 years working in book publishing in New York. Her pieces have appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA TODAY. She lives outside Boston.

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ISBN:
9780446696005
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Subject:
General
Author:
Zigman, Laura
Subject:
Working mothers
Subject:
Mothers
Subject:
General Fiction
Publication Date:
20071105
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.96x5.50x.80 in. .56 lbs.

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