Magnolia Wednesdays

Magnolia Wednesdays

Book - 2010
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From the USA Today bestselling author of While We Were Watching Downton Abbey comes a wonderfully entertaining book about what to do when life comes at you full swing.

At forty-one, Vivian Armstrong Gray's life as an investigative journalist is crumbling. Humiliated after taking a bullet in her backside during an exposé, Vivi learns that she's pregnant, jobless, and very hormonal. This explains why she says 'yes' to a dreadful job covering suburban living back home in Georgia, a column she must write incognito.

Down South, it's her sister's ballroom dance studio that becomes her undercover spot where she learns about the local life-and where unexpected friendships develop. As she digs up her long buried roots, she starts to wonder if life inside the picket fence is really so bad after all.

Read Wendy Wax's post on the Penguin Blog.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, c2010
ISBN: 9780425232354
Branch Call Number: WAX
Characteristics: 437 p. ; 21 cm


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Nov 16, 2015

Really liked this book. Will definitely read more by this author. Enjoyed all the characters and her style of writing very much.

LaughingOne Sep 15, 2014

The Penguin Putnam blurb is distorted and inaccurate. Don't these people even read the books they are writing blurbs for? And I don't know what a woman sitting in a bathtub has to do with the story (everyone took showers!). That said, I do enjoy Wendy Wax's writing. Her descriptions of people are well done and show distinct individual characters. Everyone has faults, everyone has something to hide, everyone is doing the best she/he can, and some are quite brave and heroic. There are definitely some surprises throughout.

Mar 15, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed it. It could be described as a good "summer read", but with the weather we're having this winter, it was a great book to curl up with, along with some hot chocolate.

Feb 24, 2014

Wendy Wax skewers suburbia life in this book; if you are a stay at home mom, this will be super painful to read because the author highlights the very ugly side of the life. A person is a writer because s/he has something to say and in this case Wax shouts it loud and clear. On the other hand, she also makes fun of a "career" gal who finds herself unemployed and pregnant at 41 trying to get her life back together. There are a couple of nice twists and turns in this novel.

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