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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.
©2004 Jennifer Weiner (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
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Critic Reviews

"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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5 out of 5 stars
By Dorothy on 02-12-13

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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5 out of 5 stars
By L.W. on 02-27-12

This book packs alot of story!

This is a well told story. I am older than these women but I remember experiencing all these emotions.I found their bond wonderful. There is alot of story here and it very well written and so well narrated. Thank you Audible. Loved It.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Lulu on 12-03-15

Heartwarming tales of Motherhood & Friendship

Would you try another book written by Jennifer Weiner or narrated by Johanna Parker?

May be

What was one of the most memorable moments of Little Earthquakes?

Rebecca Rabinowitz's face-to-face address to her mother-in-law following her mother-in-law's decision to cut off her son and have nothing to do with him and Rebecca following the "Christmas" saga. Not many people would have chosen to act with such humility. I really expected a show down, expected that with the support of her husband, Rebecca would have put her mother-in-law in her place with some harsh words/truth. Instead she showed such humility and maturity, I could see why her husband was so in love with her.

Did Johanna Parker do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Yes. The characters had very distinctive qualities and life stories allowing the author to cover a wider range of challenges faced by women and particularly new mothers. It helped that the characters were strangers, unknown personally to each at the beginning of the book/story.

Could you see Little Earthquakes being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

Yes, a movie or a tv mini-series. Katherine Heigl as Kelly Day and Alex Pettyfer or Kellan Lutz as her husband; Sanaa Lathan as Ayinde Towne and Rick Fox as her husband; Seth Rogen as Dr Rabonowitz, Camryn Manheim or Marissa Jaret Winokur as Rebecca; and Marla Sokoloff as Lia Frederick

Any additional comments?

This is a good book, the story is somewhat predictable but realistic and empowering.

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