Rich and Pretty

CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD25686
Released: Jun 07, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504735353
Narrator/s: Julie McKay
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Description

Sarah, the only child of a prominent intellectual and a socialite, works at a charity and is methodically planning her wedding. Lauren-- beautiful, independent, and unpredictable-- is single and working in publishing, deflecting her parents' worries and questions about her life and future by trying not to think about it herself. Each woman envies-- and is horrified by-- particular aspects of the other's life, topics they avoid with masterful linguistic pirouettes. Once, Sarah and Lauren were inseparable; for a long a time now, they've been apart. Can two women who rarely see one another, selectively share secrets, and lead different lives still call themselves best friends?

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Author(s): Rumaan Alam

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eAudio
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Author(s): Rumaan Alam
Narrator(s): Julie McKay
Product Number Z100113890
Released: Jun 07, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062471857
eBook
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Author(s): Rumaan Alam
Product Number EB00623814
Released: Jun 07, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: #9780062429957

Professional reviews

"Lauren and Sarah were best friends in college. Now in their 30s, Lauren works in publishing while Sarah, the socialite, is planning her wedding. Julie McKay's narration ebbs and flows with the novel's short sentences, fragments, and phrases. McKay gives emotion to the descriptions of reunions and wedding planning in New York City and Connecticut, working hard to make this drifting story move forward. Many scenes having to do with romance and relationships are full of lists that pull the listener's attention away from the meager plot. Minimal accents interspersed with shifts in volume are the audible clues for the shifting speakers. This tongue-in-cheek romance is full of shallow characters, repetitive conversations, and angst-filled wedding plans. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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