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Such A Pretty Face - Cathy Lamb
Such A Pretty Face
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In this warm, funny, thoroughly candid novel, acclaimed author Cathy Lamb introduces an unforgettable heroine who's half the woman she used to be, and about to find herself for the first time...Two years and 170 pounds ago, Stevie Barrett was wheeled into an operating room for surgery that most... show more
In this warm, funny, thoroughly candid novel, acclaimed author Cathy Lamb introduces an unforgettable heroine who's half the woman she used to be, and about to find herself for the first time...Two years and 170 pounds ago, Stevie Barrett was wheeled into an operating room for surgery that most likely saved her life. Since that day, a new Stevie has emerged, one who walks without wheezing, plants a garden for self-therapy, and builds and paints fantastical wooden chairs. At thirty-five, Stevie is the one thing she never thought she'd be: thin. But for everything that's changed, some things remain the same. Stevie's shyness refuses to melt away. She still can't look her neighbours' gorgeous great-nephew in the eye. The Portland law office where she works remains utterly dysfunctional, as does her family - the aunt, uncle, and cousins who took her in when she was a child. To top it off, her once supportive best friend clearly resents her weight loss. By far the biggest challenge in Stevie's new life lies in figuring out how to define her new self. Collaborating with her cousins to plan her aunt and uncle's problematic fortieth anniversary party, Stevie starts to find some surprising answers - about who she is, who she wants to be, and how the old Stevie evolved in the first place. And with each revelation, she realizes the most important part of her transformation may not be what she's lost, but the courage and confidence she's gathering, day by day.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780758229557 (0758229550)
ASIN: 0758229550
Publisher: Kensington
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Garrulous & Bookish
Garrulous & Bookish rated it
This will be a, largely, negative review. I just couldn't enjoy the book (I will get into why I say "couldn't" instead of "didn't" a bit later). The good things first- I liked the story line and the ideas behind it. I liked the abstract of the book- Stevie, her coworkers and her family. Her struggle...
Babyfishmouth
Babyfishmouth rated it
Dreadful. The characters were all completely one dimensional and seemed more like cartoons than real people. No subtlety at all in how they were portrayed. Reading the over the top antics became laughably bad and the real attempts at humor by the author fell flat in comparison.
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
1.0
Meh~ I found this book to be your classic women's lit book...alot of drama and not alot of substance. The book had a really difficult time keeping my interest and I found myself wandering to other books in my pile therefore falling behind in this one..Final GR Rating..1.5/5 StarsETA(05/24/11). I wil...
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I wanted to be someone who likes Cathy Lamb. I've heard her writing is a little 'different' and she's supposed to be funny. Guess I just don't get her writing style and didn't find her amusing. The book was really bizarre (a cousin selling blow-up dolls?!) and hard to believe. I don't see what e...
Katiebabs Library of Books
Katiebabs Library of Books rated it
1.0
DNF. Too much soap opera like things happen to the heroine.
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