Thursday, December 29, 2005

Confessions of an Ex-Girlfriend by Lynda Curnyn

Title: Confessions of an Ex-Girlfriend

Author: Lynda Curnyn

Genre: Chick Lit

Summary: Ex-girlfriend Emma Carter lists the truths about being an ex while trying to figure out what went wrong, what went right and how to be single in New York City.

The Take-Away: Even though this is set in New York, it would have been possible to imagine most of the scenes taking place right here in Oshkosh. Emma shops, but not at the brand name stores; who can actually afford that stuff? She parties, but the bars weren't different than what I would find around her.

I really enjoyed this sense of "anywhere" rather than "It's New York." Most novels in this rapidly expanding genre are so busy showing the glamorous side of things that they overlook the every day things. Emma Carter fills that hole.

Recommendation: Borrow it from the library, but don't let your dog chew on the cover. (It costs $12.95 to replace.)

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