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    How Stella Got Her Groove Back (Paperback) By (author) Terry McMillan


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    DescriptionStella Payne is forty-two, divorced, a high-powered investment analyst, mother of eleven-year-old Quincy--and she does it all. In fact, if she doesn't do it, it doesn't get done, from Little League carpool duty to analyzing portfolios to folding the laundry and bringing home the bacon. She does it all well, too, if her chic house, personal trainer, BMW, and her loving son are any indication. So what if there's been no one to share her bed with lately, let alone rock her world? Stella doesn't mind it too much; she probably wouldn't have the energy for love--and all of love's nasty fallout--anyway. But when Stella takes a spur-of-the-moment vacation to Jamaica, her world gets rocked to the core--not just by the relaxing effects of the sun and sea and an island full of attractive men, but by one man in particular. He's tall, lean, soft-spoken, Jamaican, smells of citrus and the ocean--and is half her age. The tropics have cast their spell and Stella soon realizes she has come to a cataclysmic juncture: not only must she confront her hopes and fears about love, she must question all of her expectations, passions, and ideas about life and the way she has lived it. Told in Stella's own exuberant, dead-on, dead honest voice, How Stella Got Her Groove Back is full of Terry McMillan's signature humor, heart, and insight. More than a love story, it is ultimately a novel about how a woman saves her own life--and what she must risk to do it.

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    How Stella Got Her Groove Back
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Terry McMillan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 107 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 209 g
    ISBN 13: 9780451192004
    ISBN 10: 0451192001

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 813/.54
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    B&T General Subject: 704
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 79
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    LC classification: PS3563.C3868 H68 1997, S3563.C386
    BISAC V2.8: FIC027020
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Edition statement
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Dutton / Signet
    Publication date
    26 June 1997
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Terry McMillan is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of five previous novels and recipient of the Essence Award for Excellence in Literature.
    Review quote
    "The novel sparkles." --Chicago Sun-Times "A riotous, sexy book ... told in the inimitable voice of Stella, who will charm the reader from the first page. ... Fans and first-time readers will be hooked." --Richmond Times Dispatch "A confessional, sister-can-you-understand-this open diary ... I laughed out loud." --Boston Globe "Terry McMillan is the only novelist I have ever read ... who makes me glad to be a woman." --Liesl Schillinger, Washington Post Book World "A sexy handbook of self-realization." --The New Yorker