Posts Tagged ‘women’s friendships’

Book to Movie – Something Borrowed

Monday, May 16th, 2011

  The movie Something Borrowed, based on the book  by Emily Giffin, opened Friday, May 6. Kate Hudson stars as a single woman with few romantic interests who falls for her best friend’s fiance.

An Early Start on Summer Reading

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Less than a week to go to Memorial Day, and Harford County Public Librarians are beginning to think of summer reading recommendations.  My colleague in the Materials office asked me to pass on these recommendations to you.  These charming new contemporary women’s fiction titles were fun and relaxing on a recent family vacation.

  Balancing Acts by Zoe Fisherman Find this book in our catalog

“Charlie seemed to have it all-beauty, brains and a high-paying Wall Street job far away from her simple Midwest upbringing. Then, in the middle of her “quarter life crisis,” she decides that the banker’s life isn’t what she wanted after all, quits her job and opens her own yoga studio in Brooklyn. But like any new business, finding customers is an uphill battle. When she hears about her college’s 10 year reunion, she straps on her best salesman smile and invades midtown-determined to drum up some business. Unexpectedly, she reconnects with three college classmates-women who, like Charlie, haven’t ended up quite where they wanted to in life. Sabine, a romance book editor, still longs to write the novel brewing inside of her. Naomi, a child of the Upper East Side, was an up-and-coming photographer and social darling, but now is a single mom who hasn’t picked up her camera in years. Bess, a California girl trying to make it in New York, dreams of being the next Christiane Amanpour, but instead finds herself writing snarky captions for a gossip mag, which is neither satisfying nor rewarding. When Charlie, who has her own past to contend with, signs them up for a weekly beginner’s yoga class, they become all too aware of the lack of balance in their lives. Each has to dig deep and fight their inner demons to reconnect with what they truly want out of life. With wit and sensitivity, debut author Zoe Fishman perfectly captures the poignancy, humour, and promise in these four women’s lives. Balancing Acts is a sincere look at what happens when you’re ten years out of college but feel 100 years from who you once were.” (catalog notes)

  Writing Jane Austen by Elizabeth Aston Find this book in our catalog

“When author Georgina Jackson, stalled after one chapter into her second book, is offered a lucrative opportunity by her agent to finish an incomplete Jane Austen manuscript, she has to face up to the fact that she has never read any Jane Austen. But she needs to have a job to stay in England and she needs money to pay her rent, so she buckles down to learn about one of England’s most famous authors and, in the process, learns about herself. A surrounding cast of charming characters (Henry, her landlord; his teenage sister, Maud; and Henry’s Polish housekeeper, Anna), all thunderstruck that Georgina has never read Austen, are eager to help her get the job done. Despite her best attempts to procrastinate, Georgina ends up with a real appreciation for Austen and a remarkable novel to call her own. Aston writes with appreciation and respect for Austen and great affection for her own characters. Austen derivatives have become their own genre, but Aston is doing something different. She’s written a witty page-turning love letter to Austen’s work.” (From the Publishers Weekly review in our catalog)