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Beautiful Bodies: A Novel
Beautiful Bodies: A Novel Laura Shaine Cunningham 0743434013 9780743434010 Beautiful Bodies Acclaimed for her memoirs (Sleeping Arrangements and A Place in the Country), which read like fiction, Laura Shaine Cunningham has now written a novel that ri
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Beautiful Bodies: A Novel by Laura Shaine Cunningham

Beautiful Bodies Acclaimed for her memoirs (Sleeping Arrangements and A Place in the Country), which read like fiction, Laura Shaine Cunningham has now written a novel that rings with truth. Youre invited to a party... Six best friends gather in a downtown loft on the coldest night of the year, as the storm of the century is about to descend on Manhattan. The women are celebrating the decision of the mysterious Claire to have a baby, on her own, at thirty-six. The delight is in the details: the hostess too distracted by her new love affair (How could she have forgotten sex? It had been three years, her longest intermission, but still...) to focus on the food, the guests who arrive in crisis. From the moment Jessies cell phone chimes in her purse (the voice of materialism, speaking up for itself?), she suffers hostess regret: Oh, why did she plan a dinner in her apartment? As the Aussie red wine flows, a delirious debate wages over Claires choice. Will Martha, the Realtor of the Year flying blind on automatic PalmPilot, ruin the evening by declaring, A celebration? This should be an intervention. Her phone bill is more than her income! Who will win, the pragmatists or the romantics? Will Sue Carol, the wacktress (hybrid of waitress and actress), return to her husband or rebuild her career? Did Lisbeth, the delicate Zoloft model, truly see her lost lover in the subway? Will Nina spill the secret of her sexual tangent? Can this six-way friendship survive the zingers and soul-baring truths that spark and bolt across the table? Proving that a novel can be effervescent yet deeply serious, Cunninghams circle of female friendship radiates the warmth and intimacy her endearing heroines wish to rekindle. Beautiful Bodies is a deftly composed take on the first generation that refused to give up sneakers.

Author: Laura Shaine Cunningham

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 368

Publisher: Atria

Publication Date: 2002-06-04

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Laura Shaine Cunningham  Hardcover