The Smart One Vintage Contemporaries

Vintage - Martha and claire have regressed to fighting over the shared bathroom, Weezy can’t quite bring herself to stop planning Claire’s thwarted wedding, and Max and Cleo are exchanging secretive whispers in the basement. Jennifer close’s funny and tender follow-up to her bestselling debut novel is a story about the ways in which we never really grow up, and the people we turn to when things go drastically wrong: family.

 . The coffey siblings are having a rough year. The only solution—for all of them—is to move back home. But things aren’t so easy the second time around, for them or for their mother, Weezy. Martha is thirty and working at J. Crew after a spectacular career flameout; claire has broken up with her fiancé and locked herself in her New York apartment until her bank account looks as grim as her mood; and the baby of the family, is dating a knockout classmate named Cleo and keeping a very big, Max, very life-altering secret.





Girls in White Dresses

Vintage Books - Vintage Books. On sunday after sunday, collect ribbons and wrapping paper, they coo over toasters, at bridal shower after bridal shower, eat minuscule sandwiches and cakes. With a wry sense of humor, bewildering years of early adulthood as she pulls us inside the circle of these friends, Jennifer Close brings us through those thrilling, perfectly capturing the wild frustrations and soaring joys of modern life.

They wear pastel dresses and drink champagne by the case, mary is dating a nice guy with an awful mother, but amid the celebration these women have their own lives to contend with: Isabella is working a dead-end job, and Lauren is waitressing at a midtown bar and wondering why she's attracted to the sleazy bartender.

Girls in White Dresses - Isabella, mary, and Lauren feel like everyone they know is getting married.





The Hopefuls Vintage Contemporaries

Vintage - Yet soon after they move to D. C. And, the humidity that descends each summer, beth realizes that she hates everything about it: the traffic circles, the ubiquitous Ann Taylor suits, most of all, the lonely dinner parties where anyone who doesn’t work in politics is politely ignored. Things start to change when the couple meets a charismatic White House staffer named Jimmy and his wife, Ashleigh.

The four become inseparable, coordinating brunches, birthdays, and long weekends away. But as jimmy’s star rises higher and higher, the couples’ friendship—and Beth’s relationship with Matt—is threatened by jealousy, competition, and rumors. Vintage Books. A blazingly honest portrait of ambition and marriage, and a brilliantly funny send-up of young D.

The Hopefuls Vintage Contemporaries - C. From the bestselling author of Girls in White Dresses. A new york newlywed, matt, beth was supportive when her husband, decided to follow his political dreams all the way to Washington.





One Day in December: A Novel

Broadway Books - Vintage Books. It absolutely charmed me. Reese witherspoon“josie silver writes with a warmth so palpable her characters sneak their way into your heart and stay for a long time. Jill santopolo, new york Times-bestselling author of The Light We Lost Two people. Certain they're fated to find each other again,  Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him.

Instead they "reunite" at a Christmas party, when her best friend Sarah giddily introduces her new boyfriend to Laurie. It's jack,  the man from the bus. Ten chances. What follows for laurie, roads not taken, Sarah and Jack is ten years of friendship,  heartbreak,  missed opportunities, and destinies reconsidered.

One Day in December: A Novel - One day in december is a joyous, heartwarming and immensely moving love story to escape into and a reminder that fate takes inexplicable turns along the route to happiness. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic. And then her bus drives away. It would be. But she doesn't find him,  not when it matters anyway.





Small Admissions: A Novel

Atria/Emily Bestler Books - After being unceremoniously dumped by her handsome “almost fiancé, ” she abandons her plans and instead spends her days lolling on the couch, watching reruns of Sex and the City. Her friends don’t know what to do other than pass tissues and hope for a comeback, Angela, while her practical sister, pushes every remedy she can think of, from trapeze class to therapy to job interviews.

In her new position kate learns there’s no time for self-pity or nonsense during the thick of the admissions season, or what her colleagues refer to as “the dark time. As the process revs up, likeable kids who aren’t very smart, Kate meets smart kids who are unlikable, and Park Avenue parents who refuse to take no for an answer.

Small Admissions: A Novel - . Through a comical and crazy run of wildly unpredictable interviews, and page-turning twists, final judgments, subtle bribes, outright threats, the highly competitive and occasionally absurd world of private school admissions is brought to light in all of its outrageous glory that is reminiscent of Curtis Sittenfeld’s Prep.

Vintage Books. People’s book of the week “Perfect for fans of Curtis Sittenfeld's Prep. Booklist top 6 books you need to read—buzzfeed best books to give every book lover on your list—town & country In this witty, and entertaining novel that’s “The Devil Wears Prada meets Primates of Park Avenue” The New York Times, hilarious, a young woman is unexpectedly thrust into the cutthroat world of New York City private school admissions.

Despite her innate ambition and summa cum laude smarts, Kate Pearson has turned into a major slacker. Miraculously, kate manages to land a job in the admissions department at the revered Hudson Day School.





Sweetbitter

Vintage - The story of a young woman’s coming-of-age, set against the glitzy, grimy backdrop of New York’s most elite restaurants, in Sweetbitter Stephanie Danler deftly conjures the nonstop and high-adrenaline world of the food industry and evokes the infinite possibilities, the unbearable beauty, and the fragility and brutality of being young and adrift.

Outstanding. The new york times book reviewnewly arrived in New York City, twenty-two-year-old Tess lands a job working front of house at a celebrated downtown restaurant. What follows is her education: in champagne and cocaine, love and lust, as she learns to navigate the chaotic, enchanting, dive bars and fine dining rooms, punishing life she has chosen.

Sweetbitter - Instant national bestsellersoon to be a series on Starz"Brilliantly written. Vintage. Vintage Books.





You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories

Random House - Each deceptively simple and breezy story is masterfully paced and crafted. Chicago tribune “perfectly paced, witty and laced with unexpected twists: Every story here sticks its landing. Now, with this first collection of short fiction, her “astonishing gift for creating characters that take up residence in readers’ heads” The Washington Post is showcased like never before.

They’re so complex and interesting, and in every story, you’ll find them going through these pivotal moments in their lives. Reese witherspoon reese’s book club x hello sunshine book pick named one of the ten best books of the year by people and usa today and one of the best books of the year by the washington post • npr • financial Times • San Francisco Chronicle • New York Public Library • Refinery29A suburban mother of two fantasizes about the downfall of an old friend whose wholesome lifestyle empire may or may not be built on a lie.

You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories - With moving insight and uncanny precision, Curtis Sittenfeld pinpoints the questionable decisions, missed connections, and sometimes extraordinary coincidences that make up a life. A shy ivy league student learns the truth about a classmate’s seemingly enviable life. Curtis sittenfeld has established a reputation as a sharp chronicler of the modern age who humanizes her subjects even as she skewers them.

Throughout the ten stories in you think it, i’ll Say It, relationships,  Sittenfeld upends assumptions about class, and gender roles in a nation that feels both adrift and viscerally divided. Vintage.





The Hopefuls: A novel

Knopf - Soon beth and her husband, and the four become inseparable, Matt, coordinating brunches, meet a charismatic White House staffer named Jimmy, and his wife, birthdays, Ashleigh, and long weekends away. And once they realize Beth doesn't work in politics, they smile blandly and turn away. A glorious send-up of young D.

C. And a blazingly honest portrait of a marriage, this is the finest work yet by one of our most beloved writers. Vintage Books. At dinner parties, guests compare their security clearance levels. They speak in acronyms. They leave their BlackBerrys on the table. Knopf Publishing Group. But as jimmy’s star rises higher and higher, competition, the couples’ friendship—and Beth’s relationship with Matt—is threatened by jealousy, and rumors.

The Hopefuls: A novel - A brilliantly funny novel about ambition and marriage from the best-selling author of Girls in White Dresses, The Hopefuls tells the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political dreams to Washington, D. C. Gossip, a city of idealism, and complicated friendships among the young aspiring elite.

When beth arrives in D. C.





When Life Gives You Lululemons

Simon & Schuster - So it is that emily, and their mutual friend miriam, a powerful attorney turned stay-at-home suburban mom, the scorned Karolina, band together to not only navigate the social land mines of suburban Greenwich but win back the hearts of the American public. But she quickly learns Greenwich is a world apart and that this comeback needs a team approach.

Vintage. They’ll bring him down. Welcome to greenwich, the tito’s and sodas are extra strong, where the lawns and the women are perfectly manicured, Connecticut, and everyone has something to say about the infamous new neighbor. Along the way, an indispensable ally emerges in one Miranda Priestly. Knopf Publishing Group.

When Life Gives You Lululemons - Her senator-husband leaves her, her Beltway friends disappear, and the tabloids pounce. After leaving miranda priestly, she’s been working in Hollywood as an image consultant to the stars, but recently, Emily’s lost a few clients. New york times bestseller*** best books of summer 2018 selection by entertainment weekly * cosmopolitan * Harper's Bazaar * Redbook * Southern Living * Good Housekeeping * PureWow * PopSugar * Bustle * Entertainment Tonight * Star Magazine * St.

Let’s be clear: Emily Charlton does not do the suburbs. She needs a big opportunity, and she needs it now. Louis post-dispatch * columbus dispatch * Tampa Bay Times * BookTrib * HE SET HER UP.





The Assistants

G.P. Putnam's Sons - When a technical error with robert’s expense report presents Tina with the opportunity to pay off the entire balance of her loans with what would essentially be pocket change for her boss, she hesitates. Rule #2: men rule the world. Vintage Books. Knopf Publishing Group. Ocean’s eleven meets the devil wears prada” The Skimm in this hilarious, razor-sharp debut novel about a group of overeducated and underpaid women who decide they’ve finally had enough.

. Rule #1: all important men have assistants. Before she knows it, she’s at the forefront of a movement that has implications far beyond what anyone anticipated. She’s excellent at her job and beloved by her famous boss—but after six years of making reservations and pouring drinks from bottles that cost more than her rent, the glamour of working for a media company in New York has completely faded, but her student loan debt has not.

The Assistants - There is so much money. Tina fontana is a thirty-year-old executive assistant to Robert Barlow, the CEO of Titan Corp. A multinational media conglomerate. She’s always played by the rules, but this would be a life-changer.





Nine Women, One Dress: A Novel

Anchor - Knopf Publishing Group. Vintage. Vintage Books. For these three women, as well as many others—a young model fresh from Alabama, a Hollywood star making her Broadway debut, an unemployed Brown grad who’s been faking a fabulous life on social media—everything is about to change . Natalie is a bloomingdale’s salesgirl mooning over her ex-boyfriend; Felicia has been quietly in love with her boss for seventeen years; and Andie is a cynical private detective who specializes in cheating husbands.

. And all thanks to the power of one perfect little black dress.