THE BREAKUP CLUB

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Lucy is a busy New York editor who might be a single mom after her husband ruins Thanksgiving by hurling the turkey to the floor to protest Lucy's use of paper products for the holiday meal. Miranda is Lucy's sister, witness to the turkey disaster and owner of a broken heart. Christopher, who works with Lucy, is single dad to a baby girl. And Roxy, Lucy's new secretary, has moved to Manhattan to avoid the Brooklyn wedding her entire family feels is inevitable.

One of the many gifts Senate brings to the writing table is her ability to establish equally compelling stories for four fascinating characters. That she does so with humor and insight adds to the pleasures of this novel. If Christopher sometimes has the sensibilities of a woman, and if Lucy is a bit too understanding of her turkey-throwing man, neither diminishes the deliciousness of this story. (Jan., 304 pp., $12.95)
Reviewed by: 
Cindy Harrison