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LARGER THAN LIFE
by Adele Parks

Genre: Mainstream, Chick lit

2003 Best Chick Lit Novel Nominee

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Georgina has an interesting job, a designer wardrobe and Hugh Carter, the only man she's ever loved. An unplanned pregnancy, however, soon has Georgie reevaluating what she always wished for—including the handsome Hugh.

Told in first person, Parks' novel chronicles Georgie's emotional upheaval as her pregnancy advances and her carefully planned life spirals out of control. She wrestles with unexpected emotions toward her unborn child and the selfish Hugh.

Parks' flair for dialogue, both internal and external, fuels this fast-paced odyssey. We experience Georgie's frustration with Hugh, her confusion at being cut out of the social whirl and her triumph at the conclusion—all helped by some truly funny moments. A thoroughly enjoyable book from start to finish. (Aug., 364 pp., $12.00)

Reviewed By: Donna Carter

Publisher: Downtown Press

Published: August 2003

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