Book Review

LITTLE EARTHQUAKES
by Jennifer Weiner

Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction

2004 Best Women's Fiction Novel Nominee

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Four very different women come together in this witty and compelling book. Kelly, Becky, Ayinde and Lia are all new friends, each with a different set of problems. Kelly was hoping her adult life would be better than her poor childhood but then her husband loses his job and seems to not care about getting a new one. Becky is thrilled with her job, husband and life—except for having the mother-in-law from hell.

Ayinde is married to a professional sports player and believed that he was different from the rest, but at the worst possible time, she learns that her belief was wrong. On top of all this, these three women are all pregnant with their first babies. Enter Lia, who has run away
from her home and husband because
of a tragedy. Will these four women be
able to support each other through the tough times?

Little Earthquakes delves into friendships, relationships and families with ease. Weiner is able to pull together all of these women's stories and make the reader feel compassion for each of them. The story moves along swiftly aided by its realistic and hilarious dialogue. Little Earthquakes is completely addictive and a definite
keeper. (Sep., 432 pp., $26.00)

Reviewed By: Robyn Glazer

Publisher: Atria

Published: September 2004

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