Then Came You (Paperback) by Jennifer Weiner
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About the Book"New York Times" bestselling author Weiner takes readers into the heart of women's lives in an unforgettable, timely tale. When India Bishop's attempts at pregnancy fail, she turns to technology to help make her dreams come true, but disrupts the lives of those involved.
Book Synopsis#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner takes readers into the heart of women's lives in an unforgettable, timely tale. Jules Strauss is a Princeton senior on a full scholarship who plans on selling her "pedigree" eggs to help save her father from addiction. Annie Barrow, a struggling Pennsylvania housewife, thinks that carrying another woman's child will help her recover a sense of purpose and will bring in some much-needed cash. India Bishop, thirty-eight (really, forty-three) and recently married to the wealthy Marcus Croft, yearns for a baby for reasons that have more to do with money than with love. When her attempts at pregnancy fail, she turns to Jules and Annie to make her dreams come true. But each of their plans is thrown into disarray when Bettina, Marcus's privileged daughter, becomes suspicious that her new stepmother is not what she seems... Told with Jennifer Weiner's trademark wit and sharp observations, Then Came You is a hilarious, tender, and timely tale that explores themes of class and entitlement, surrogacy and charity, the rights of a parent and the measure of a mother.
Review Quotes"Weiner brings her trademark wit and humor to this lively story." --"Parade" "If you're a Weiner fan you'll lap it up. And if you don't know her yet, here's the place to start." --"The Washington Post " "Weiner's ability to mix humor, drama and the simplicity of real life makes her newest novel her best to date. The characters are relatable and universal, and readers will remember them long after the last page. With writing that flows like a conversation between best friends - effortless but meaningful - "Then Came You" is the perfect summer read." --"The Houston Chronicle" "A savvy tale... told with equal parts love and longing--whether it be for a partner, a purpose, or a family." --"Publishers Weekly" "Compelling...a page-turner. Enjoy this title for its humor mixed with a sympathetic portrayal of real women's lives and challenges." --"Library Journal"
"In this warm and winning yarn, Weiner draws readers into the lives of each woman, and brings them together in an unexpected and ultimately rewarding way. Another surefire hit for the popular author." --"Booklist" "Jennifer Weiner's bestselling novels twist humor and topical issues into can't-put-down stories. Her latest follows the lives of four women who explore conflicting notions of family and motherhood." --"Houston Chronicle"
"The conflicts enmeshing all these characters...are gripping, and Weiner's elucidation of socio-economic determinism is as sharp as ever." --"Kirkus"
"Then Came You offers an eye-opening perspective on parenthood in an age where the family is ever evolving." --"BookPage" "Weiner has emerged as one of the biggest names in popular fiction." --"USA Today
About The AuthorJennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eighteen books, including Good in Bed, That Summer, and an essay collection, Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing. A graduate of Princeton University and contributor to the New York Times Opinion section, Jennifer lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.