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Praised for her “smart, funny, sexy, and refreshingly real” novels, author Whitney Gaskell delivers a warm, witty, and wise new story of four women coping with the challenges of motherhood, men, and each other.

For Anna, Grace, Juliet, and Chloe, the idyllic town of Orange Cove, Florida, is home…but even in paradise, balancing the challenges of motherhood and life is never easy.

With a son in the throes of the Terrible Twos, divorced restaurant critic Anna has too much on her plate to reenter the frightening world of dating—no matter how expertly her new admirer wines and dines her….Grace has three beautiful daughters and the perfect husband, yet shes increasingly obsessed with one nagging flaw: her excess baby weight…. Ambitious Juliet is desperate to make partner at her law firm. Fortunately, her husband stays home with their twins. But at the office, Juliet is finding more than work to occupy her time....When newest mom Chloe gives birth, her husband seems indifferent to parenting their son. Chloe is so overwhelmed that she finds herself slipping into a nasty habit she thought shed overcome.…

Filled with humor, charm, and richly developed characters, Mommy Tracked illuminates four friends intertwining lives—and their joys and mistakes along the way.

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"As comfortable as fuzzy slippers and still as sharp as stilettos, Gaskell's latest (after Testing Kate) celebrates motherhood, marriage and friendship with humor and vibrant insight. Four young Florida mothers help each other through trying times in this sparkling example of 'mom lit.' Anna Swann is a restaurant critic, single mom to a toddler and afraid to date again. Anna's a member of Mothers Coming Together ('MCT'), an informal support group presided over by Grace Weaver, who's happily married with children but obsessed with dieting. Juliet Cole, a third member of MCT, is an attorney who doesn't want to get 'shunted onto the mommy track with no hope of making partner.' Unfortunately, her ambition is taking time away from her increasingly dissatisfied house-husband and their twin daughters. Newcomer to MCT, pregnant Chloe Truman desperately needs a 'mommy mentor' and to knock a bad shoplifting habit. After her water breaks during a party at Grace's home, the four women bond and discover that 'Mothers matter... for better or worse,' and friendship does, too. The novel's lessons-leaning to balance personal lives with parenthood issues and make important choices-are redeeming, even if Gaskell does play it safe with a predictably heart-warming resolution." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Whitney Gaskell grew up in Syracuse, New York. A graduate of Tulane Law School, she worked for several years as a reluctant lawyer before writing her first novel, Pushing 30, followed by True Love (and Other Lies), She, Myself & I, and Testing Kate. She lives in Stuart, Florida, with her husband and son, and is at work on her next novel.

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Deborah Fochler, August 27, 2007 (view all comments by Deborah Fochler)
This is a great book to curl up on a rainy day and read start to finish. Lots of humour and written with heart.
Women dealing with everyday life - children and men and friendships. Real to life and just a great escape.
One of my favorite authors for her ability to capture real life in her books and her uncanny way to relate to women. All women will relate.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553589696
Author:
Gaskell, Whitney
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
Single women
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;chick lit;friendship
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.10x5.27x.84 in. .82 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "As comfortable as fuzzy slippers and still as sharp as stilettos, Gaskell's latest (after Testing Kate) celebrates motherhood, marriage and friendship with humor and vibrant insight. Four young Florida mothers help each other through trying times in this sparkling example of 'mom lit.' Anna Swann is a restaurant critic, single mom to a toddler and afraid to date again. Anna's a member of Mothers Coming Together ('MCT'), an informal support group presided over by Grace Weaver, who's happily married with children but obsessed with dieting. Juliet Cole, a third member of MCT, is an attorney who doesn't want to get 'shunted onto the mommy track with no hope of making partner.' Unfortunately, her ambition is taking time away from her increasingly dissatisfied house-husband and their twin daughters. Newcomer to MCT, pregnant Chloe Truman desperately needs a 'mommy mentor' and to knock a bad shoplifting habit. After her water breaks during a party at Grace's home, the four women bond and discover that 'Mothers matter... for better or worse,' and friendship does, too. The novel's lessons-leaning to balance personal lives with parenthood issues and make important choices-are redeeming, even if Gaskell does play it safe with a predictably heart-warming resolution." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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