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    Split is painful and enlightening to read as Finnamore recounts her despair and eventual recovery. (She assures us in the preface that both she and her son are well and happy, so I'm not giving anything away.) What is delightful and riveting about the book is that Finnamore is a fine writer with a quick and insightful sense of humor. What could be bleak and discouraging turns out to be quite the opposite. 
    The heroine (and she is one) may lose N, as she designates him, but she gains insight from her more-than-delightful mother, Bunny. The morning after the leave-taking, Bunny shows up with a fifth of Jack Daniels and a half-gallon of butter pecan ice cream. Now there's a mom! Bunny isn't the only one to stick by Finnamore. Her friend Lisa is always there for her and never, ever, there for N. Lisa is wise. She knows just when to reveal some difficult truths and when to offer moral support. Read more of this review on amazon.com  http://www.amazon.com/Split-Memoir-Divorce-Suzanne-Finnamore/dp/052595046X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1201543442&sr=8-1http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_tc_2_0?rh=i%3Astripbooks%2Ck%3ASuzanne+Finnamore&keywords=Suzanne+Finnamore&ie=UTF8&qid=1312331955&sr=1-2-ent&field-contributor_id=B001HMRQ84shapeimage_1_link_0shapeimage_1_link_1
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    From the cringe-inducing crush to the heartbreak of unrequited love, this buoyant, nostalgic anthology features 26 authors chronicling their experiences with that certain tugging of the heart and its impact on their lives. -- Booklist 
    This fun, sometimes racy anthology collects 26 first-person tales of naive romance. There's something here for everyone who's ever fallen desperately, foolishly in love. --Publishers Weekly. 
    It's full of hope, pain, ugly truth, and great beauty, sometimes all at once. Twenty-six wonderful writers bring all they are to the proceedings, and by the end, you'll be wishing for Volume II. -- Adriana Trigiani
    Funny, bittersweet and true. I can't imagine anyone reading this collection and not finding something in it to love. -- Lynn Weingarten 
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When she finds out she's pregnant with her first child, the narrator of The Zygote Chronicles is closer to forty years old than to twenty-two (the latter, she is informed by a homicidal-rampage-inducing pregnancy guide, being the ideal age to have a baby). What unfolds from her very first wry yet heartfelt memo to her unborn child is like a series of x-rays into a pregnant woman's soul, mind, and appetites. Suddenly she is attuned to everything around and inside her and she doles out observations and words of wisdom to her unborn baby accordingly: how a pregnant woman's body becomes public property; the way everyone on the street fancies himself part of the jury when it comes to choosing a name. She captures the many sensory changes her body goes through with uncanny precision and crackling wit, and ponders why her once storybook marriage to the man she waited for all her life, suddenly undergoes an alchemical transformation every time he eats garlic or onions. Read more  http://www.amazon.com/Zygote-Chronicles-Novel-Suzanne-Finnamore/dp/B0046LUPHC/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321655776&sr=1-3http://books.google.com/books?id=LWPhYzsoQEgC&pg=PA128&lpg=PA128&dq=finnamore+zygote&source=bl&ots=9kPJ9QtO27&sig=U16i8pnjwx4dJiSi32dSNt_y-2A&hl=en&ei=b4C5Ttn2NMWwiQKP-Mj5BA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDIQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=falseshapeimage_6_link_0shapeimage_6_link_1
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When When Michael pops the question, Eve is deliriously happy. She tells grocery clerks. She subscribes to bridal magazines. She delights in the rainbows that shower from the one-carat (okay, .81-carat) ring on her hand. 
    For two days. As the cumulative stresses of ordering invitations, finding a dress, and organizing the Perfect Honeymoon fry Eve's nerves, the very real prospect of being with one man for the rest of her days reverberates through her consciousness like a Chinese gong. Suddenly the sight of Michael's discarded socks on the floor and his passing mentions of his former live-in French girlfriend incite doubt, argument, and public fainting. 
    Uproarious, insightful, tender, Otherwise Engaged dashes our soap-bubble fantasies in favor of a hilariously realistic walk to the alter."Bitchy, bold, and brilliant." --Mademoiselle. Read more  http://www.amazon.com/Otherwise-Engaged-Novel-Suzanne-Finnamore/dp/0375706429http://books.google.com/books?id=ruihuDJfkTwC&printsec=frontcover&dq=finnamore+otherwise&hl=en&ei=iIK5ToKNOeGgiQLO6-zsBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CC4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=falseshapeimage_8_link_0shapeimage_8_link_1