In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner

In Her Shoes

Jennifer Weiner

The conflict between two sisters - one a dowdy lawyer and the other a dyslexic, good-time girl, takes them in different and suprising directions. A light, entertaining tale about love, sex, fashion. family crisis, shopping and food. Great fun to read.

Extract

'This party sucks,' said Maggie sipping at her dirty martini.
Rose tugged at her top, squinting at the crowd. She couldn't see without her glasses, but of course Maggie wouldn't let her wear them.
'Guys don't make passes at girls who wear glasses!' she'd singsonged then spent five minutes pestering her sister about why she didn't just get laser treatments already, like the newscasters and super models did.

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  • A Married Man by Catherine Alliott

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