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Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty : a novel / Lauren Weisberger.

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  • 33 of 47 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at C.H. Booth Library - Newtown.

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6 current holds with 47 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown FIC WEI (Text to phone) 34014150094846 Adult New Fiction Checked out 11/01/2021
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown FIC WEI (Text to phone) 34014150094853 Adult New Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984855565
  • ISBN: 1984855565
  • ISBN: 9781984855565 : HRD
  • ISBN: 1984855565 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781984855565
  • ISBN: 1984855565
  • Physical Description: 351 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2021]

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Summary, etc.:
Sisters Peyton and Skye--one the co-anchor of a hit morning show, the other a stay-at-home mom in the New York suburbs--seem to have everything, until an Ivy League college admissions sting involving Peyton's husband threatens all they have worked for.
Subject: Sisters > Fiction.
Truthfulness and falsehood > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
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Syndetic Solutions - BookList Review for ISBN Number 9781984855565
Where the Grass Is Green and the Girls Are Pretty : A Novel
Where the Grass Is Green and the Girls Are Pretty : A Novel
by Weisberger, Lauren
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Where the Grass Is Green and the Girls Are Pretty : A Novel

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Oh, the irony. After covering the college-admissions controversy as a top-rated anchor for the ANN news network, Peyton Marcus is shocked when a second round of exposed briberies engulfs her own family. Her husband Isaac stands accused of "buying" their daughter Max's admission to Princeton. It's a scandal with far-reaching tentacles. Peyton is placed on hiatus from the network, Princeton rescinds Max's acceptance, and Peyton's sister Skye loses funding for the girls-at-risk shelter she's developing. Perhaps worst of all is the fact that it was Peyton herself who wrote the check that unleashed all their misery, a detail she is advised to keep to herself. Peyton may Botox out the crows' feet and Peloton away the pounds, but it's going to take much more than mere cosmetics to undo the damage her deception has done to her family. Then there's subtly heroic Max, the unwitting victim who is far more mature than the adults. Weisberger (When Life Gives You Lululemons, 2018) never loses her trademark beach-read breeziness as she tackles weighty problems of familial trust with a pitch-perfect blend of humor and poignancy.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Best-selling Weisberger's newest scandal-oriented satire will appear on many summer TBR lists.

Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 9781984855565
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The dispiriting latest from Weisberger (The Devil Wears Prada) is a paint-by-numbers tale of two wealthy sisters' self-generated problems. While Manhattanite and TV news anchor Peyton Marcus covers a scandal involving parents cheating on college admissions, Peyton's husband, Isaac, is charged by the FBI for paying a "college fixer" to get their vlogger daughter, Max, into Princeton, having taken the fall for Peyton's transgression. The school rescinds Max's acceptance, leaving her with no options for college. Meanwhile, Peyton's formerly free-spirited sister, Skye, who is now raising an adopted daughter with her bland Australian architect husband in the nearby suburban town of Paradise, has maxed out a secret credit card on an ambitious charity project. After news breaks of Isaac's arrest, her major donor leaves her twisting in the wind. Peyton and Max, meanwhile, retreat to Paradise, where they adopt chickens, make friends, and adjust their expectations. Along the way, Weisberger gets in some digs at suburban mommy life and its youth-obsessed lifestyle of Botox and "vampire facials," and regularly name-drops upscale stores and clothing lines, but it's low hanging fruit and it doesn't feel like there's much life in here. The result is not light and fizzy enough to be entertaining, or consequential enough to move readers. Agent: Sloan Harris, ICM Partners. (May)


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