Hope in a Jar (Paperback)
St. Martin's Griffin, 9780312381974, 368pp.
Publication Date: May 25, 2010
"...as slick and enjoyable as a brand-new tube of lip gloss."
From the New York Times bestselling author of Shoe Addicts Anonymous and Secrets of a Shoe Addict comes a tale of old friends, new loves, and the undeniable power of a little face cream.
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 finds herself suddenly single, a little chubby, and feeling old. Olivia, successful beauty editor in New York, realizes she's lonely, and that she's 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: A Novel…
“...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