This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner
Published by Simon and Schuster on January 10, 2005
Genres: Fiction, General
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A warm and witty novel from the acclaimed author of Good in Bed, In Her Shoes and the forthcoming Who Do You LoveThis is the story of what comes after 'happily ever after' as three young wives make the journey into motherhood, and discover how it changes their sense of themselves and their relationships with friends and family. There's Becky, a plump, sexy chef, with an overworked husband, an adorable baby girl...and the mother-in-law from hell. There's Kelly, an event planner who's trying to cram sixty hours of work into twenty-hour weeks, all while charting her baby's every move on a spreadsheet and hoping that her husband will pull his life together, pull on some pants, and find a job. And there's Ayinde, who is married to Philadelphia's most prominent basketball star, until the combination of new baby and infidelity threatens their marriage. As these three grow closer while attempting to put their lives in order, we also come to know Lia, who returns home to Philadelphia after her life in Los Angeles ends in horrible tragedy. By turns moving, funny, and inspiring, Little Earthquakes is a great big delicious read from a prodigiously talented author.
5 Stars – Comfort Book Review
On the surface Becky, Kelly and Ayinde don’t have anything in common other than being pregnant with their first children. But a prenatal yoga class brings them together and friendships blossom. Relying on each other through some of the toughest times of their lives, they are like sisters. The three of them, together with Lia, a childless mother, form a bond that will be tested but will ultimately make them all stronger.
Little Earthquakes is one of my comfort books. There is just something about this story that resonates with me. I first read this book while on bedrest with my daughter, so maybe the new mother storyline just fit my circumstances well. Being pregnant is hard and being a new mother is even harder and Jennifer Weiner writes with such a true voice about the struggles. Is this fluffy chick lit? You betcha, but the best kind. This is not a formulaic chick lit where girl meets boy, something happens and they separate, then they get back together and love ensues. This is a story about women and mothers and the spouses are secondary. To be cheesy, the bond of these women is akin to sisterhood and is very powerful. Each character is well fleshed out and the world is real. This is one of those books I will continue to read for years to come.