The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus

The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus : A Novel about Marriage, Motherhood, and Mayhem

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"Funny, fresh, and heartbreakingly poignant, this book had me laughing and crying at the same time."
--Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries series and Insatiable

"I read The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus and I saw the light and the mirror and fell under Sonya Sones' spell."
-- Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean

"Wallpaper a room with the pages of The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus. It will be your favorite place. The room you come back to again and again, year after year."
--Ilene Beckerman, author of Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Celebrated YA novelist Sonya Sones makes a HUGE splash with her first adult novel, The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus, spinning a funny, fierce, and piercingly honest coming-of-middle-age story about falling apart and putting yourself back together. Nora Ephron's I Feel Bad About My Neck meets Elizabeth Berg--boldly original and endlessly enthralling--The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus is a luminous, brilliantly told story of life, marriage, and parenthood that you will not soon forget.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 421 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 33.02mm | 317.51g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0062024671
  • 9780062024671
  • 1,245,340

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"If you told me I'd laugh and cry in the nail salon over a novel in VERSE . . . I'd have said that you were mad. Then I read The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus and I saw the light and fell under Sonya Sones' spell."--Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean
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Back cover copy

My name is Holly.
This story is about me--
a writer who's way behind
on her deadline.

But, honestly,
how can I concentrate on my work
when my fiftieth birthday's
rushing at me like a freight train,

my hormones are making me feel
like a Szechuan flamb',
and my eighty-year-old mother's
biting her nurses?

Not to mention the fact that my daughter's
just begun applying to colleges
(none of which are within
a thousand-mile radius of home),

and lately my husband's been
such an irritating, finger-pointing stinker
that I've found myself dreaming of ways
to spend his insurance money . . .

My name is Holly.
This book
tells my story--
a coming-of-middle-age story.
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Rating details

640 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 23% (148)
4 38% (243)
3 28% (181)
2 8% (54)
1 2% (14)
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