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Subject: 37
Date Posted: 5/12/2008 7:54 PM ET
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I just finished 37 by Maria Beaumont. I think I got that recommendation here, and I just wanted to say thank you to whomever posted about it. I loved it.

Date Posted: 5/13/2008 12:41 PM ET
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What is it about, Michelle? Is 37 her age?

Date Posted: 5/13/2008 4:19 PM ET
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She's about to turn 37.. wait, I'm sure Amazon says it better:

"On the eve of her thirty-seventh birthday, Fran Clark finds herself in a role she would never have envisioned: that of a surprisingly desperate housewife. As Fran halfheartedly attempts to relaunch her once-vibrant career as a voiceover artist and obsesses over keeping up with the ruthless mothers' scene at her children's school, she begins to realize that her thirty-seventh year isn't going to resemble the midlife bliss she had imagined. Instead, she makes excuses for the fact that she's depressed and drinking -- a lot. But when Fran realizes she has failed her children one too many times, and begins to suspect her husband is having an affair, she knows she has hit rock bottom.It is Fran's two closest friends who ultimately come to her rescue. She learns to thank them for her salvation -- not because they are there for her, but because she discovers how to be there for them.Literate and well written, 37 is a searingly intimate and compulsively readable novel, a very modern diary of a (not quite) mad housewife. "

Date Posted: 5/13/2008 10:48 PM ET
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Sounds good but serious I'm guessing? Or are there some chuckles throughout?

Thanks for the review. They do help and I'm always using Amazon's. :)

Date Posted: 5/14/2008 12:08 PM ET
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This book is my favorite kind of chick lit. It deals with serious issues using humor and everything is resolved (rather happily) by the end, with much personal growth along the way. Interestingly enough, the reader doesn't get all the answers in the end. In some books I find that disturbing, but in this book I trusted the character to do the right thing. And I do particularly love Brit Chick Lit, and that this is. I thought the humor in this was great.

 

I hope that made sense!

Date Posted: 5/14/2008 12:26 PM ET
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Oh good to hear. I love humor in my chick lit and British is the best chick lit IMHO. :)

Thanks! I'll look for it.