Weiner's follow-up to Good in Bed is, in a word, fantastic. You'll laugh, you'll cringe, you'll cry as you follow Cannie and her now nearly teenage daughter, Joy. Told through alternating first-person perspectives, Weiner's tale gives mothers and daughters alike a treat to devour.
Joy's less into the hovering, wearing her hearing aids in class and pretty much anything to do with her mother -- especially once she finally reads Cannie's book. Her disdain reaches epic levels as she tries to find out the truth about her birth and her mom. (ATRIA, Apr., 400 pp., $26.95)