We Are All Fine Here

We Are All Fine Here

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A thoroughly irresistible and slyly intelligent debut novel about a discontented woman (married, with a teenage son, and fast approaching middle age) who dallies in her past-with startling, humorous, and bitter-sweet consequences. Julia has been married to Jim for fifteen years, and admittedly, the thrill is mostly gone. So it's no big surprise that, like so many women in her position, she finds herself thinking a bit too much about the one who got away-in Julia's case, the one in question is Ray, the rugged, impulsive lover of her college years. Now pushing forty, trapped in a job she doesn't care about, growing ever more distant from her son, and fed up with her husband's flirtatiousness with a much younger co-worker, Julia agrees to accompany Ray to a wedding of friends-and the day, somehow, ends with a quick tryst in the guest bathroom. Several weeks later, Julia learns she's pregnant, and because she's also recently slept with Jim-a rare event of late-she can't be quite certain of the baby's paternity. How she attempts to cope with this knotty problem, not to mention how to break the news to her prickly mother, her childless sister, her best friend, her therapist, her husband's family, and the men in her life, is the core of this wholly unforgettable, poignant, profane, and wise story-which also delivers unexpected heart.
Publisher: Putnam, 2005
ISBN: 9780399152306
039915230X
Branch Call Number: AF GUTE

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benjamom
Sep 05, 2012

The narrator has a very depressing yet sarcastic tone. If you like books that bring you into that mood, this one's for you. I myself am more about lighter chick lit, so this just wasn't my kind of novel. It is well written, however, and brings you into a narcissist's world that takes a change for the better in the end. I thought this was going to have bits of humor in it, but I have to say that I did not find any 'ha-ha' funny moments in the book- just lots of cynicism. I would not recommend unless you have your own misery that needs some literary company.

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vwruleschick
Feb 20, 2012

About a woman who is married and has a teenage son, whereby she meets up with her old high school flame and ends up having sex with him. Later, her husband takes her away to a weekend in Oregon to try re-connect with his wife. As a result, she ends up pregnant, but she does not know who the father is and what to do, plus she is 40 and feeling old. The writing is raw and emotional, but it is quick and easy read.

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kelbrary
Nov 15, 2011

Very well written. Real and raw.

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