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The Perfect Elizabeth: A Tale of Two Sisters - Libby Schmais
The Perfect Elizabeth: A Tale of Two Sisters
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This modern-day Sense and Sensibility is a witty story about two sisters: Liza, a would-be poet who spends miserable days as a legal secretary; and Bette a graduate student writing her dissertation on Toast in the English Novel. Bette has taken to eating only what the characters she is writing... show more
This modern-day Sense and Sensibility is a witty story about two sisters: Liza, a would-be poet who spends miserable days as a legal secretary; and Bette a graduate student writing her dissertation on Toast in the English Novel. Bette has taken to eating only what the characters she is writing about would eat: boiled eggs on toast, minemeat, nice cups of tea...Liza's a bit concerned. She's also worried about the status of her relationship with her actor boyfriend, Gregor. They're not living together, and that's a problem.Then there's the issue of Liza's career, or lack thereof. Can dog-walking be considered a vocation? Liza's beginning to think so. Mercifully, Bette is merely a local phone call away. Throughout this hilarious novel, the sisters deal with unemployment, infidelity, interfering parents, Hollywood, lemmings, a pregnancy, and a wedding. The Perfect Elizabeth is as indulgent and cathartic as a pint of Haagen-Dazs.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312270803 (0312270801)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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4.0 The Perfect Elizabeth
Not great literature...no big life lessons...but a wonderful story of two sisters trying to make their way in this crazy world. I love Schmais' simple yet charming style of writing. Recommended.
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