In 2001, Simon & Schuster published Good in Bed, an enchanting first novel by the then-unknown author Jennifer Weiner. Readers all around the world fell in love with the smart, sharp-tongued and bighearted Cannie Shapiro, who found her happy ending after her mother came out of the closet, her father fell out of her life and her ex-boyfriend started chronicling their ex-sex life in the pages of a national magazine.
After her debut novel (a fictonalised and highly sexualized version of her life) became an overnight bestseller, Cannie dropped out of the public eye and turned to writing science fiction under a pseudonym. Now, 13 years later, she's happily married to the tall charming doctor Peter Krushelevansky and has settled into a life that she finds wonderfully predictable - knitting in the front row of her daughter Joy's drama rehearsals, volunteering at the library and taking over-forty yoga classes with her best friend Samantha.
While Cannie has eased comfortably into her 40's life is about to become anything but predictable as she deals with her husband's desire to have a baby while coping with her increasingly rebellious daughter Joy who is about to celebrate her bat mitzvah. But when Joy discovers the novel her mother wrote years before, she finds herself faced with what she thinks is the truth about her own conception, a story she believes her mother has hidden from her all her life. Lashing out, she steals Cannie's credit card and heads west in search of her estranged grandfather.
Radiantly funny and disarmingly tender, with Jennifer Weiner's whip-smart dialogue and sharp observations of modern life, Certain Girls is an unforgettable story about love, loss and the enduring bonds of family. Jennifer Weiner is the perfect author for woman who like their chikc-lit with substance and whole lot of sass.
Jennifer Weiner: is the author of four novels including Good in Bed, Little Earthquake, Goodnight Nobody and In Her Shoes, which was made into a major motion picture starring Toni Collette, Cameron Diaz and Shirley MacLaine. She is also the author of The Guy Not Taken, a collection of stories released in 2007. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives in Philadelphia with her family.
"Her funny, tender novels home in on the hopes, desires, regrets and insecurities that affect love and other relationships." Herald Sun
Simon and Schuster Australia
Author: Jennifer Weiner