Little Earthquakes (Paperback)

By Jennifer Weiner

Washington Square Press, 9780743470100, 417pp.

Publication Date: June 28, 2005



Jennifer Weiner's richest, wittiest, most true-to-life novel yet tells the story of three very different women as they navigate one of life's most wonderful and perilous transitions: the journay of new motherhood.

Becky is a plump, sexy chef who has a wonderfull husband and baby girl, a restaurant that received a citywide acclaim -- and the mother-in-law from hell. Kelly is an event planner who's struggling to balance her work and motherhood while dealing with unemployed husband who seems content to channel-surf for eight hours a day. Ayinde's basketball superstar husband breaks her trust at her most vulnerable moment, putting their new family even more in the public eye. Then, there's Lia, a Philadelphia native who has left her Hollywood career behind, along with her husband, and a tragic secret to start her life all over again.

From prenatal yoga to postbirth sex, Little Earthquakes is a frank, funny, fiercely perceptive take on the comedies and tragedies of love and marriage.

Praise For Little Earthquakes

"Hilarious, heartbreaking, and insightful." -- The Miami Herald

"Immensely readable. . . . Weiner's gift lies in her ability to create characters who both amuse us and make us care." -- The Washington Post

"Weiner, a wonderful natural writer and storyteller, renders her characters and their lives in details that resonate as the real deal." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Lively, witty, and often touching. . . . Weiner's snappy dialogue and captivating characters make Little Earthquakes endlessly appealing." -- People