From Publishers Weekly
Now that the Scottish girls and the Irish girls have had their chance (Irish Girls About Town; Scottish Girls About Town
), a delightful—if uneven—new collection of 17 stories from American women authors hits the scene. While many stories are simply shorter versions of chick-lit books—breezy, light, fun—some play with the rules. The best of the bunch come from a mix of name writers and lesser known talents. Laura Wolf's "Amore" follows a young woman through her lifelong quest to bypass dull American boys and find an interesting foreign man—a quiet-sounding premise that heats up with an unexpected twist. Sarah Mlynowki's lively "The Two-Month Itch" chronicles the possible outcomes of kissing—or not kissing—the cute boy seated next to you on a plane when you're not at all single. Lynda Curnyn's "The Uncertainty Principle" is a dreamy, atmospheric story of what happens in one apartment when the lights go out in New York City in the summer of '03. And in Claire Lazebnik's charming "Leaving a Light On," a married couple pretends to meet for the first time in a hotel bar, spicing up their marriage with "casual sex." While this anthology has its share of mediocre padding, the gems in it are strong enough to make this a rewarding read for lovers of chick lit.
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About the Author
Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times
bestselling author of twelve books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes,
which was made into a major motion picture, and All Fall Down.
A graduate of Princeton University, she lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.
Lauren Weisberger is the New York Times
bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada
, which was published in forty languages and made into a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. Weisberger’s three other novels, Everyone Worth Knowing
, Last Night at Chateau Marmont
, and Chasing Harry Winston
were all New York Times
bestsellers. A graduate of Cornell University, she lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Visit LaurenWeisberger.com.
Adriana Trigiani grew up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and now lives in New York City with her husband and daughter. In addition to being the author of Big Stone Gap, Big Cherry Holler, Milk Glass Moon
and Lucia, Lucia,
Adriana is an award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker. Lucia, Lucia
was nominated for Richard and Judy's 'Best Read', 2004. She has written the screen adaptation of her novel Big Stone Gap,
which she will also direct.