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Posted August 7, 2010
Unputdownable Must Read Book!
Life After Yes is smart, literary chic-lit with all the right components: witty, imperfect characters, a dynamic backdrop and emotions that run the gammit. Anyone who reads this will find some of themselves in between the pages, whether that is good or bad. You cannot help but love the characters with all their flaws because they are all of us, living and surviving as best they can.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Prudence Quinn O'Malley is a smart, slightly self-absorbed Upper Westsider who works as a lawyer and drinks for a hobby. The night after her man, Sage, proposes in Paris with a flashy ring picked out by his mother, Quinn has a dream that shakes her already brittle confidence. She worries about whether Sage is the person she wants to spend the rest of her life with or if it is even realistic to think you can have only one man in your life. As she contemplates her mama's boy fiance her ex, who she still hasn't figured out why she left, steps back into the light.
Quinn swirls around these issues in the pampered Upper West side of Manhatten shortly after the September 11th that changed all of America. This even more for Quinn since her father, the one man she seems to have no qualms about, died at the top of one of the twin towers that fell. She is afraid, confused and angry at times as she barrels towards her future. Can the flashes of happiness she has with Sage be enough to sustain her for her life? Or is the secret to that hiding in her past?
I could not help but love Quinn. Even when she was being spoiled, touchy, self-centered and overbearing I still wanted to see the best in her. I wanted to giggle with her when she was able to laugh, scold her when she was being irrational with her sometimes too patient man and slap her silly when she made choices I found beyond bad choice. She made me laugh and she made me cry. I found so much of myself in her insecurities and didn't want to leave her behind. Quinn is a character that will stay with me. She embodies the inner struggle we all have when we try, or are forced, to grow up. Don't make the mistake of passing this one up. You will not be dissapointed
Posted May 19, 2010
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