Ask Again Later: A Novel

by Jill A Davis | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0060875968 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAceofHeartswing of Mississauga, Ontario Canada on 12/10/2006
Buy from one of these Booksellers: | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Amazon IT |
2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, December 10, 2006
From Publishers Weekly
When her mother is diagnosed with cancer, New Yorker Emily Rhode ditches her too-perfect boyfriend and far from perfect legal career to become her mother's primary caregiver. At the same time, she reconciles with her estranged father, who left when she was five. When he offers her a job as a receptionist at his law firm, complete with Friday martini lunch dates and father-daughter cab rides to work, Emily agrees, and jokey family bonding follows as mom skates through treatment and dad proves to be more of a teddy bear than an iceman. Davis, author of Girls' Poker Night and a former writer for The Late Show with David Letterman, loads the narrative with one-liner asides and funny riffs (there's a particularly good bit about espresso machines), though she's less adept at sizing up Emily's inner turmoil, notably her fear of committing to smart, patient and loving boyfriend Sam. Though soft-focused (taking care of cancer-stricken mom mostly consists of watching TV and playing board games), Davis's book leavens regret and tragedy with a light-handed wit.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, December 17, 2006
This book is a light-hearted funny book. The book centres on Emily and how drastically her life changes when her neurotic mother is diagnosed with breast cancer. Emily re-connects with her father,leaves her perfect boyfriend and completely changes her career path. Although the problems are kept very tension-free in the book Davis manages to convey Emily's neuroses very well. This book is perfect for a quiet Sunday afternoon read

Journal Entry 3 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, February 04, 2007
mailed today to Ramson who won this from the YBS swap

Journal Entry 4 by ramson from New Orleans, Louisiana USA on Thursday, February 15, 2007
Came in the mail a few days ago but I am just getting a minute to make a JE. Thanks for sharing!

Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.