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Author
Sittenfeld, Curtis
Descriptors
Dysfunctional Families
Family Relationships
Reality Television
Romance
Romance-Contemporary
Single Women
Sisters
Location/Setting:
Cincinnati
New York (City)
Time Period:
21st Century
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Summary
Lizzy Bennett, a successful New York editor and her sister Jane, a yoga instructor, return home to Cincinnati when their father becomes ill. There, they find the family in disarray; their two youngest sisters are sponging off their father while obsessing over exercise and diets, Mary, their middle sister, has become a bit of a recluse and their mother still has tunnel vision, only wanting marriage to successful men for her daughters. At a neighborhood barbecue, Jane meets Chip Bingley, a doctor fresh off a Bachelor-like TV show and they hit it off. Chipís friend, neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy, does not make as positive an impression on Jane.
Critique
This retelling of Pride and Prejudice in modern times is funny, charming and romantic. As the Bennetts navigate through these various travails, Sittenfeld provides a look at gender, class, money, romance, and family.
ISBN
9781400068326
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# of Pages
384
Published
2016
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: DO CO


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