Little Earthquakes

  • by Jennifer Weiner
  • Narrated by Johanna Parker
  • 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Four very different women navigate one of life's most wonderful and perilous transitions: the journey of new motherhood.
Rebecca Rothstein Rabinowitz is a plump, sexy chef who has a wonderful husband, a restaurant that's received citywide acclaim, a beautiful baby girl and the mother-in-law from hell. Kelly Day's life looks picture-perfect. But behind the doors, she's struggling to balance work, motherhood and marriage, while dealing with an unemployed husband who seems content to channel-surf for eight hours a day. Ayinde Towne's already on shaky ground, when her basketball superstar husband breaks her trust at the most vulnerable moment in her life, putting their marriage in peril -- and thrusting their new family further into the public eye. Then there's Lia Frederick, a Philadelphia native who has left Los Angeles behind, along with her glamorous Hollywood career, her husband, and a tragic secret.
With her trademark warmth and humor, Weiner tells the story of what happens after happily ever after.

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What the Critics Say

"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)

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Beautiful!

I LOVE this story. Realistic, wonderfully written, perfect narration. Easy to get lost in and you'll want to hear it again once it's over the first time! HIGHLY recommend it!
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- Danielle

for everyone who's ever been a mother

if you are, or have ever been a mother, if you're pregnant, or even thinking about having a baby, you will be able to relate to the characters and situations in this book. Even though much of it is cliched, the story is so heartwarming and humorous it just grabbed me!
I'm in my 50's, so it's been quite a while since I went through what the 4 women in this story are dealing with, but this brought all the memories back to me in color.
But more than entertainment, there is a lot of subtle wisdom imparted here. I smiled and winced as the characters messed up their lives and their relationships. The author manages to create sympathy not only for her 4 female protagonists, but also for their partners and families. There were times I saw myself or someone I knew, and in the meddling mother-in-law, someone I don't want to be now that I have grandchildren.
A thoroughly enjoyable read!
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- Dorothy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-20-2011
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio