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ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019
THE WASHINGTON POST’S 50 NOTABLE WORKS OF FICTION IN 2019
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING’S 50 BEST BOOKS OF 2019
An immediate New York Instances bestseller
“A multigenerational narrative that’s nothing wanting good.” —Folks
“Merely unputdownable.” —Good Housekeeping
“The right guide membership choose.” —SheReads
Named a Finest E book of Summer season by Leisure Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Lady’s Day, PopSugar, HelloGiggles, and Refinery29
From Jennifer Weiner, the #1 New York Instances bestselling creator of Who Do You Love and In Her Footwear comes a sensible, considerate, and well timed exploration of two sisters’ lives from the 1950s to the current as they wrestle to seek out their locations—and be true to themselves—in a quickly evolving world.
Do we modify or does the world change us?
Jo and Bethie Kaufman had been born right into a world filled with promise.
Rising up in 1950s Detroit, they stay in an ideal “Dick and Jane” home, the place their roles within the household are clearly outlined. Jo is the tomboy, the bookish insurgent with a ardour to make the world extra honest; Bethie is the beautiful, female good lady, a would-be star who enjoys the ability her magnificence confers and goals of a standard life.
However the fact finally ends up trying totally different from what the ladies imagined. Jo and Bethie survive traumas and tragedies. As their lives unfold towards the background of free love and Vietnam, Woodstock and girls’s lib, Bethie turns into an adventure-loving wild youngster who dives headlong into the counterculture and is up for something (besides settling down). In the meantime, Jo turns into a correct younger mom in Connecticut, a witness to the altering world as an alternative of a participant. Neither girl inhabits the world she goals of, nor has a life that feels genuine or brings her pleasure. Is it too late for the ladies to lastly stake a declare on fortunately ever after?
In her most bold novel but, Jennifer Weiner tells a narrative of two sisters who, with their totally different goals and totally different paths, provide solutions to the query: How ought to a girl be on this planet?
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