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Girls in White Dresses

(2011)
A novel by

 
Wickedly hilarious and utterly recognizable, Girls in White Dresses tells the story of three women grappling with heartbreak and career change, family pressure and new love--all while suffering through an endless round of weddings and bridal showers.

Isabella, Mary, and Lauren feel like everyone they know is getting married. On Sunday after Sunday, at bridal shower after bridal shower, they coo over toasters, collect ribbons and wrapping paper, eat minuscule sandwiches and doll-sized cakes. They wear pastel dresses and drink champagne by the case, but amid the celebration these women have their own lives to contend with: Isabella is working at a mailing-list company, dizzy with the mixed signals of a boss who claims she's on a diet but has Isabella file all morning if she forgets to bring her a chocolate muffin. Mary thinks she might cry with happiness when she finally meets a nice guy who loves his mother, only to realize he'll never love Mary quite as much. And Lauren, a waitress at a Midtown bar, swears up and down she won't fall for the sleazy bartender--a promise that his dirty blond curls and perfect vodka sodas make hard to keep.

With a wry sense of humor, Jennifer Close brings us through those thrilling, bewildering, what-on-earth-am-I-going-to-do-with-my-life years of early adulthood. These are the years when everyone else seems to have a plan, a great job, and an appropriate boyfriend, while Isabella has a blind date with a gay man, Mary has a crush on her boss, and Lauren has a goldfish named Willard. Through boozy family holidays and disastrous ski vacations, relationships lost to politics and relationships found in pet stores, Girls in White Dresses pulls us deep inside the circle of these friends, perfectly capturing the wild frustrations and soaring joys of modern life.

Genre: Romance
 
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Hardback Editions

August 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: Girls in White Dresses
Author(s): Jennifer Close
ISBN: 0-307-59685-0 / 978-0-307-59685-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: Girls in White Dresses
Author(s): Jennifer Close
ISBN: 0-385-67642-5 / 978-0-385-67642-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bond Street Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

June 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: Girls in White Dresses
Author(s): Jennifer Close
ISBN: 0-09-956333-9 / 978-0-09-956333-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

1800 : USA Paperback
Title: Girls in White Dresses
Author(s): Jennifer Close
ISBN: 0-307-74369-1 / 978-0-307-74369-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Books
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May 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Girls in White Dresses
Author(s): Jennifer Close
ISBN: 0-385-67644-1 / 978-0-385-67644-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

January 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: Girls In White Dresses
Author(s): Jennifer Close
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   

January 2015 : UK Audio edition
Title: Girls In White Dresses
Author(s): Jennifer Close
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2011 : USA Audio CD
Title: Girls in White Dresses
Author(s): Jennifer Close
ISBN: 0-307-93932-4 / 978-0-307-93932-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2011 : USA Audio CD
Title: Girls in White Dresses
Author(s): Jennifer Close
ISBN: 0-307-93934-0 / 978-0-307-93934-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

August 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Girls in White Dresses
Author(s): Jennifer Close
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2011 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Girls in White Dresses
Author(s): Jennifer Close
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   

August 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Girls in White Dresses
Author(s): Jennifer Close
Publisher: Bond Street Books
Availability: Amazon CA   



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