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by Jennifer Weiner

Genre: Mainstream, Chick lit

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Following her debut novel, Good In Bed, Ms. Weiner's latest is IN HER SHOES.Though the pace may seem slow at first, the novel quickly picks up speed with Maggie's slow discovery that she cannot continue on with her self-destructive behavior. Rose's character gradually acquires more depth when she finds that her long hours as a high-powered attorney may not represent the brass ring. Humor, sorrow, and family bonds form the foundation of this crafty read. Two very different sisters who find their way back to the relationship they once shared. Maggie Feller is the pretty sister who can't hold a job and is constantly "borrowing" money, shoes, etc. from her staid lawyer sister, Rose.

When Maggie vindictively borrows the wrong thing, Rose sends her packing. Unable to return home to her father and wicked stepmother, Sydelle, Maggie's life takes a new direction. She eventually seeks a reunion with her maternal grandmother, Ella Hirsch, whom she hasn't seen since her mother's funeral years ago. (Oct., 432 pp., $25.00)

Reviewed By: Sheri Melnick

Publisher: Atria

Published: October 2002

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