On April 10th, Sarah Pekkanen’s new book, These Girls, comes out. Reading a Sarah Pekkanen book is like seeing an old friend that you love. You pick up just where you left off. Her books are an easy read and are reliably excellent. She is a Jennifer Weiner-like maestro of writing a great book. The Great Thoughts’ review of Skipping a Beat is here and Sarah’s Great Authors’ guest post is here. As you can see, we are a big fan of Sarah’s writing.
Her new book, These Girls, is her best, in my opinion. It is the intricate story of the friendship of three women working in New York in the magazine industry. The book has family intricacy, diet woes and career travails- what woman cannot relate to ALL of these?
A few quotes:
In describing the office building where the magazines were housed, Sarah writes, “Gender and dress identified who belonged on which floor long before the elevator doors opened.”
Of weight woes, she writes, “Starting today, though, that was going to change. She was going to give careful consideration to every crumb that passed through her lips. She’d be more selective that an Ivy League admissions officer.”
And, (I love this one), “”She’d have to wander past the racks and racks of size 2s and 4s- reluctantly sliding her hand along a slim cranberry-colored skirt made out of fine leather and a creamy silk halter-necked dreess- before hitting the meager collection of 12s.”
These Girls is a must-read for Spring and a must-buy gift for your girlfriends.
Simon and Schuster provided a review copy of the book. All opinions are my own.
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