by Wendy French | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0765347032 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Germanophile of Litchfield, New Hampshire USA on 2/15/2008
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Germanophile from Litchfield, New Hampshire USA on Friday, February 15, 2008
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"Claire McLeod (23 years old) works at a lousy telephone survey job, was just dumped by the perfect guy, has a refrigerator whose contents resemble a science experiment gone terribly wrong, and is unfairly suspected of having an affair with her toadlike supervisor. "What looks good?," Claire's enamored boss asks her at lunch. "The Employment Section," she thinks.

To make matters worse, her overbearing mother appears on the doorstep of her tiny Portland, Oregon, one-bedroom, having mysteriously left Claire's eternally patient father back home in Omaha. While it's nice having her laundry done and her linoleum scrubbed with a toothbrush, Claire could do without the constant digs at her appearance, her apartment, her faltering career path and her single status; she'd gladly skip the dozens of embarrassing phone messages left with the office's smirking receptionist. But even worse is trying to negotiate a reconciliation between her mother and her once-favored older sister, now divorced, "out", and living with her girlfriend.

Though Claire is determined to get her life back under control, it's nearly impossible with the maternal force of nature living on her couch. (Description from

I'm closer to Claire's mother's age than hers, so my enjoyment wasn't quite as great as I'd hoped. This was an OK read nonetheless and makes me grateful that my mother wasn't annoying.

Journal Entry 2 by Germanophile at Charlotte, North Carolina USA on Friday, June 12, 2009

Released 11 yrs ago (6/12/2009 UTC) at Charlotte, North Carolina USA



Mailing as RABCK to acountkel in NC. Enjoy, and don't forget a journal entry!

Journal Entry 3 by acountkel from Charlotte, North Carolina USA on Thursday, July 09, 2009
I LOVE getting books in the mail! It brings a smile to my face
Thank you so much Germanophile for sending this RABCK.
I am looking forward to reading this
Bookcrossers are the best!

Journal Entry 4 by acountkel at Charlotte, North Carolina USA on Saturday, January 20, 2018
First, this was total fluff. But, I needed it. And this was perfect. The main character, Claire, has a dead end job, a mother who just showed up to spend a few days, a lesbian sister, an ex-boyfriend she can’t get over, and a boss who is messing with her life! This book could have been a movie. It was definitely a character driven plot. With a happy ending to boot!
I really liked it. I needed some fluff in my life! Glad I chose this one.

I found a neat little place I can wild release at a park I run at, so I’m probably going to release this one so others can enjoy it.

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