Little Earthquakes: A Novel (Paperback)
This book is very entertaining and perfect for all new moms. It’s a humorous fictional account of four women going through the journey of new motherhood. You can feel their excitement and worry and pain as they embark on this new phase of life with their babies and have compassion as they go through sleepless nights, unfaithful husbands and demanding careers.— From Summer Staff Picks
Jennifer Weiner's richest, wittiest, most true-to-life novel yet tells the story of three very different women as they navigate one of life's most wonderful and perilous transitions: the journay of new motherhood.
Becky is a plump, sexy chef who has a wonderfull husband and baby girl, a restaurant that received a citywide acclaim -- and the mother-in-law from hell. Kelly is an event planner who's struggling to balance her work and motherhood while dealing with unemployed husband who seems content to channel-surf for eight hours a day. Ayinde's basketball superstar husband breaks her trust at her most vulnerable moment, putting their new family even more in the public eye. Then, there's Lia, a Philadelphia native who has left her Hollywood career behind, along with her husband, and a tragic secret to start her life all over again.
From prenatal yoga to postbirth sex, Little Earthquakes is a frank, funny, fiercely perceptive take on the comedies and tragedies of love and marriage.
About the Author
Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seventeen novels, including Good in Bed and The Littlest Bigfoot, and an essay collection, Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing. A graduate of Princeton University and contributor to the New York Times Opinion section, Jennifer lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.
"Hilarious, heartbreaking and insightful."
-- Miami Herald
"Immensely readable.... Weiner's gift lies in her ability to create characters who both amuse us and make us care."
-- The Washington Post
"Weiner, a wonderful natural writer and storyteller, renders her characters and their...lives in details that resonate as the real deal."
-- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Lively, witty, and often touching.... Weiner's snappy dialogue and captivating characters make Little Earthquakes endlessly appealing."