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LESSONS IN LAUGHING OUT LOUD
Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction
This is an engaging tale of a woman’s unexpected journey to self-discovery. At first glance, the novel may seem light, but the subject matter is quite moving and deep. The unpredictable outcome is immensely rich and satisfying, as is the heroine’s transformation, and will please any fan of women's fiction.
Willow Briar is 36, a size 18 and divorced. She is content enough with her life, although she dedicates most of her time to her career as a talent agent. In her personal life, she divides her time between her best friend Daniel, to whom she has secretly been attracted for years, and her much skinnier identical twin sister, who is happily married with adorable children. One day, Willow steps into a thrift store, drawn by an alluring pair of shoes in the window. Feeling fabulous and sexy, Willow sees her life begin to change for the better, especially with the courage she has when she wears her seemingly magical shoes. (GALLERY, Mar., 352 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed By: Sarah Eisenbraun
Published: March 2012