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How Could She
How Could She: A Novel | Lauren Mechling
An assured and savagely funny novel about three old friends as they navigate careers, husbands, an ex- fianc, new suitors, and, most importantly, their relationships with one another "I know these women; I am these women." --Stephanie Danler, author of Sweetbitter "As wise and unforgiving as a nineteenth-century French novel." --Elif Batuman, author of The Idiot After a devastating break-up with her fianc, Geraldine is struggling to get her life back on track in Toronto. Her two old friends, Sunny and Rachel, left ages ago for New York, where they've landed good jobs, handsome husbands, and unfairly glamorous lives (or at least so it appears to Geraldine). Sick of watching from the sidelines, Geraldine decides to force the universe to give her the big break she knows she deserves, and moves to New York City. After she arrives, though, and zigzags her way through the downtown art scene and rooftop party circuit, she discovers how hard it is to find her footing in a world of influencers and media darlings. Plus, the magazine where Sunny and Rachel work is on the brink of folding. Rachel is struggling to juggle her life as a writer, wife, and new mother--how is it that she was more confident and successful at twenty-five than in her mid-thirties? And Sunny's life as a popular West Village tastemaker is not nearly as charmed as it seemed to Geraldine from Toronto. Perhaps worst of all, why are Sunny and Rachel--who've always been suspicious of each other--suddenly hanging out without Geraldine? Hilarious and fiercely observed, How Could She is a novel of female friendship, an insider's look into the cutthroat world of New York media--from print to podcasting--and a witty exploration of the ways we can and cannot escape our pasts. In Geraldine, Sunny, and Rachel, Mechling exposes how women can pragmatically manipulate one another in life and in love, and how the glamour, energy, and hope of New York City doesn't deliver for everyone, but sometimes, in the most unexpected and delightful moments, embraces those who have just the right amount of hope and delusion.
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Lauren.Archer
How Could She: A Novel | Lauren Mechling
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October has been a very slow month of reading for me, but I managed to complete 3 books this week.

To see my recap, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/28/weekly-reading-round-up-october-28-2019...

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Lauren.Archer
How Could She: A Novel | Lauren Mechling
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Panpan

Two attempts! The first time was when I took a copy out of the library, the second was on audio book and it did not fare any better. This should be in my wheelhouse. Told from multiple POV‘s from thirty-something women, trying to make in NYC. However, for the entire length of this book all I could think was I am so glad I am not one of these women or associate with one of them.

http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/21/how-could-she-book-review/

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AlizaApp
How Could She: A Novel | Lauren Mechling
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Pickpick

Really enjoyed this novel about three women in their late 30s in New York navigating relationships and their changing friendships with each other.

AmyG Every time you post....I check out your nails. They are always so beautiful.💅🏻 (edited) 2mo
AlizaApp Thanks @AmyG !! 💅🏼 2mo
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AlizaApp
How Could She: A Novel | Lauren Mechling
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Really enjoying this book, about three women in their late 30s living in New York and how their friendships have changed over time.

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Sward7
How Could She: A Novel | Lauren Mechling
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My first #24in48... finished two ARCs, Part 4 of Gone With the Wind, and a few books from The Odyssey.

Megabooks 🥳🥳👍🏻👍🏻 5mo
Librarybelle Great job! 5mo
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Worldforreading
How Could She: A Novel | Lauren Mechling
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Made it to the finish line, with four books read, and I'm calling it a night. Thank you, hosts of #24in48, it was a great time.

24in48 👏 👏Great job!! 👏 5mo
biblio_ginger Congrats!!! 😁 5mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 💃🏻🍾😎🥳🎉👍🏻📚😁 5mo
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kbuggle
How Could She: A Novel | Lauren Mechling
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Pickpick

Super satirical with small hits of meaningful moments strewn in; I‘m left with a strong dislike for all these characters gets- BUT- I think that might be part of the point.

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WanderingBookaneer
How Could She: A Novel | Lauren Mechling
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saresmoore Those are some intriguing picks! I added several of them to my library holds. 7mo
Kathrin I am itching to get my hands on the new Colsen W. 😬😬😬😬😬 7mo
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Liberty
How Could She: A Novel | Lauren Mechling
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Next up for the @deweysreadathon! I‘m getting ready to start this one, and also trying to decide what to eat for lunch. It‘s such a beautiful day here in Maine. I‘m so happy the sun came out earlier than expected. ☀️❤️📚#readathon

kgriffith I‘ve watched the mercury climb since I woke up with glee! 8mo
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