By Holly Chamberlin
From bestselling writer Holly Chamberlin comes a sensible, shrewdpermanent novel approximately love, marriage, and transforming into up--not inevitably in that order…
Anna Traulsen, of Anna's events, an elite Boston occasion making plans corporation, hasn't ever been impetuous. At thirty-seven, she's by no means had a one-night stand, filled for an examination, or made an extravagant buy. Now she's engaged and getting ready for an party of her personal. yet one other occasion simply may perhaps trump her marriage ceremony, person who she and her destiny husband were not waiting for: Anna is pregnant.
From her gown becoming to the timing of the honeymoon, for Anna, one query quick ends up in another--about paintings, the future--and why she reveals herself considering lots approximately her colleague, Jack, a snarled, proficient artist who's the polar contrary of her comfortingly traditional fiancé.
As Anna searches for solutions between her acquaintances, she might finally detect there is just one position she'll locate the reality: in her personal heart--and that it doesn't matter what she comes to a decision, she'll by no means be the same…
Praise for the novels of Holly Chamberlin
"A dramatic and relocating portrait of a number of generations of a relations and every person's position inside it." --Booklist on The relations seashore House
"Nostalgia over real-life friendships misplaced and regained pulls readers into the story."
--USA this present day on Summer Friends
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They are both writers, and they both know everything, but sometimes I wonder how it will all work out. They are polar opposites in the political arena. Something like that wouldn’t affect any of my relationships, but they watch the news every single day, and then they argue about it. Sometimes they bring up stuff that happened like thirty years ago and argue about that, too. As if something that happened thirty years ago has any bearing on our lives today. Zoe writes for a magazine called The Radical Mind, and Michael wrote a book called Our Moral Obligation to be Responsible, Successful Hunters.
Michael kept telling her to keep her voice down wherever we went. Under normal circumstances, Zoe would be considered a huge pain in the ass when she gets fixated on something, but She’s Got Issues • 39 she’s the size of an eleven year old. It’s hard to take her seriously when she’s mad, especially when she’s wearing something I know she got from Gap Kids. Poor thing, she really loves pot. The truth is, she’s not nearly as worried about what’s going wrong in the world as she is about me. One of her worst fears is that I will go broke.
She’s Got Issues • 29 She’s rubbing her feet together. I can see them right through her stockings. She wasn’t kidding about those bunions, and it’s no surprise that she has a run in her stockings. Her toenails are so long, they are ripping them to shreds. I don’t know how much more of this I can take and she’s not even close to wrapping up her speech about women’s rights to writing or whatever the hell that catchy phrase was. The funny thing is, and I hate to admit this—I’ve probably neglected to read the more “literary” articles in Issues.
Babyland by Holly Chamberlin