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IF YOU WERE HERE
by Jen Lancaster

Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction

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This book is funny! Think Sex and the City minus the sex. The situations and characters will keep readers in stitches and make this book a hard one to put down. And the constant references to John Hughes’ films will spark a sense of nostalgia for readers old enough to remember them.

Teen writer Mia and her husband Mac are looking to buy their first home. When they stumble upon a house used in the John Hughes film Sixteen Candles, Mia believes it’s fate. What ensues after they sign the dotted line are toilets falling through termite-infested floors, agitated, unfriendly neighbors, getting blackballed by their former landlord and being without a contractor. The constant home repairs and mounting bills put a strain on a relationship that was otherwise perfect, but Mia is determined to make it all work. (NAL, May, 320 pp., $24.95)

Reviewed By: B. Nakia Garner

Publisher: NAL

Published: May 2011

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