THE GIRLFRIEND CURSE
At age 32, native New Yorker Peg chucks her city life as a floral designer. She's tired of concrete and has had her fill of training boyfriends, only to have them marry the next girl in line. She moves to Vermont to grow seedlings and enjoy a mellow man-free existence.
But she's immediately attracted to Ray and decides to sign up for the same relationship seminar he's attending. The irony of taking a course that supposedly cures neurotic dating patterns while indulging in neurotic dating patterns is not lost on Peg. What's worse, she's soon attracted to relationship guru Linus.
Frankel's prose shines with wit and warmth as Peg journeys to hard-earned wisdom. Her relationship insights are right on target. (Mar. 384 pp., $12.95)