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    DescriptionIn this moving, wry, and candid novel, widely acclaimed novelist Ayelet Waldman takes us through one woman's passage through love, loss, and the strange absurdities of modern life. Emilia Greenleaf believed that she had found her soulmate, the man she was meant to spend her life with. But life seems a lot less rosy when Emilia has to deal with the most neurotic and sheltered five-year-old in New York City: her new stepson William. Now Emilia finds herself trying to flag down taxis with a giant, industrial-strength car seat, looking for perfect, strawberry-flavored, lactose-free cupcakes, receiving corrections on her French pronunciation from her supercilious stepson - and attempting to find balance in a new family that's both larger, and smaller, than she bargained for. In "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits" Ayelet Waldman has created a novel rich with humor and truth, perfectly characterizing one woman's search for answers in a crazily uncertain world.


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    Title
    Love and Other Impossible Pursuits
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ayelet Waldman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400095131
    ISBN 10: 1400095131
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: I-FC
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    DC22: 813/.6
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC025000
    B&T Approval Code: A26453200
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: E6
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 34
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
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    LC classification: PS3573.A42124 L69 2007
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    01 February 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Ayelet (pronounced "I yell it") Waldman is the author of Daughter's Keeper and of the Mommy-Track mystery series. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Believer, Child magazine, and other publications, and she has a regular column on Salon.com. She and her husband, the novelist Michael Chabon, live in Berkeley, California, with their four children. www.ayeletwaldman.com
    Review quote
    "A romantic, shocking . . . page-turner [that] actually says something new and interesting about women, families and love." -"The New York Times Book Review"

    "Absorbing. . . . Compelling and artfully drawn. . . . The novel is beautifully paced and unfolds seamlessly." -"The Washington Post"

    "A smart and finally affecting portrayal of a woman working her way out of her own grandiose self-image into something like real love." -"New York"

    "The emotions Waldman instills in her protagonist are visceral and convincing. . . . [Emilia's] always sharp, wickedly funny, opinionated and cheerfully bitter, lending depth and energy to this wise, entertaining book." -"San Francisco Chronicle"