Wedding Season

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.70 hours)
Product Number: Z100026811
Released: Feb 12, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781415952399
Narrator/s: Staci Snell
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Description

Seventeen weddings. Six months. Only the strong survive. Joy Silverman and her boyfriend, Gabriel Winslow, seem perfect for each other. Living together in New York City, they have everything they want and everything in common-most important, that neither one wants to get married. Ever. But when Joy finds herself obligated to attend seventeen weddings in six months (including those of her father, mother, younger brother, and five of her closest girlfriends), the couple is forced to take a new look at why they're so opposed to marriage when the rest of the world can't wait to walk down the aisle. As the season heats up and the pressure mounts, Joy must confront what it means-and what it costs-to be true to one's self. A witty, wicked comedy of manners in the satirical tradition of Jane Austen and Evelyn Waugh, Wedding Season is an intelligent, laugh-out-loud funny examination of friendship, faith, integrity, and the ideas and institutions that bind us together, shape our lives, and define who we are. "If Jane Austen and Candace Bushnell were to meet for a long drink in a downtown bar, the delightful result might be a contemporary comedy of manners with a decidedly old-fashioned feel. Darcy Cosper has given us just that: a sweet and sharply funny concoction that will have bridesmaids everywhere nodding their heads in recognition."-Dani Shapiro, author of Family History "Wonderful...Wedding Season is social comedy on a grand scale. A hilarious and urbane primer on getting hitched-or not-in the twenty-first century."-Gary Shteyngart, author of The Russian Debutante's Handbook

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Author(s): Darcy Cosper
Original Publish Date: Feb 12, 2008

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Author(s): Darcy Cosper
Product Number EB00154322
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: #9780307549105

Professional reviews

"Joy Silverman and Gabriel Winslow enjoy perfect lives together in Manhattan. Most importantly, neither wants to get married, as they both believe their commitment to one another is sufficient. But Joy must attend 17 weddings in the next six months with Gabriel as her escort. After all those weddings will they still believe that a committed relationship is comparable to marriage? Staci Snell's calm, sure voice is compelling and filled with the nuances of drama. And her use of a colorful Southern accent for Joy's friend, Henrietta, is sweet and drawling. While Snell doesn't provide much differentiation between the characters, her lyrical diction is flawless, making the audio experience a pleasurable one. S.M. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"

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