Tuesday, April 04, 2006

IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW by Cecelia Ahern

Cecelia Ahern, IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW (Hyperion, 2006).

Uptight interior designer Elizabeth Egan lives a very meticulous life. Even Luke, the six-year-old nephew she's raising (because his mother, like hers, has abandoned him), is expected to live up to her extreme standards of tidiness. Then Ivan happens. Soon his adventurous, spontaneous and carefree ways melt Elizabeth's icy exterior. But Ivan has a secret! Will Elizabeth understand and embrace the new joy Ivan has brought to her life, or will her anger and disappointment cause her to revert back to isolation?

Andrea A. Jones, Raleigh Branch Library

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Your well-written review has piqued my interest! Thanks for your review and support of this new library service.
Here's a citation for an article on how Chick-Lit is spreading through much of the developing world:

Rachel Donadio, "The Chick-Lit Pandemic, The New York Times Book Review, March 19, 2006, p31.

"In the near decade since Bridget Jones first hit the world stage — endearing, hung over and running late for work — an international commuter train of women has been gathering speed close behind. From Mumbai to Milan, Gdansk to Jakarta, regional varieties of chick lit have been sprouting, buoyed by the demographic that's both their subject and readership: 20- and 30-something women with full-time jobs, discretionary income and a hunger for independence and glamour."
I wonder which came first chick flicks or chick lit. Thanks for the link to the chick lit author roundtable.
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