Hope in a Jar (Hardcover)
St. Martin's Press, 9780312381967, 352pp.
Publication Date: July 7, 2009
Twenty years ago, Allie Denty was the pretty one and her best friend Olivia Pelham was the smart one. Throughout high school, they were inseparable…until a vicious rumor about Olivia— a rumor too close to the truth—ended their friendship.Now, on the eve of their twentieth high school reunion, Allie, a temp worker, finds herself suddenly single, a little chubby, and feeling old. Olivia, a cool and successful magazine beauty editor in New York, realizes she’s lonely, and is finally ready to face her demons. Sometimes hope lives in the future; sometimes it comes from the past; and sometimes, when every stupid thing goes wrong, it comes from a prettily packaged jar filled with scented cream and promises. Beth Harbison has done it again. A hilarious and touching novel about friendship, Love’s Baby Soft perfume, Watermelon Lip Smackers, bad run-ins with Sun-In, and the healing power of “Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific.” Hope in a Jar: we all need it.
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Praise For Hope in a Jar…
"...as slick and enjoyable as a brand-new tube of lip gloss."—People
“Harbison continues to wow readers with charm and genuine characters.”—Booklist "...fun nostalgia for those of us who loved Bonne Bell Lip Smackers and Sun-In."—Fort-Worth Star Telegram "Harbison creates vivid, convincing characters and handles them well. —Publishers Weekly