Skinny

Skinny

A Novel

Book - 2011
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"Skinnywill be my go-to recommendation all year for anyone who wants smart, endearing,beautifully written women's fiction." --Allison Winn Scotch, New York Times bestselling author of TheOne That I Want and Time of My Life

"Spechler...transcends melodrama and clichewith striking sensitivity and delicate touch." --Boston Globe

To escape thegrief she feels following her father's death, twenty-six year old Brooklynite Gray Lachmann becomesa counselor at a summer camp for overweight children, where she discovers shehas her own demons to battle both emotionally and physically. In Skinny, the ambitious, accomplished, anddarkly humorous second novel fromreader-favorite Diana Spechler--author of Who ByFire and acontributor to Rumpus Women Volume 1--a vividly realized cast of characters mustcome to terms with eating disorders, buried secrets, and the trials of growingup.

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Harper Perennial, c2011
ISBN: 9780062020369
Branch Call Number: SPEC
Characteristics: 337, 16 p. ; 21 cm

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wingajo Jun 14, 2011

I could not put this book down. If you've ever struggled with binge eating... if you're a couple of pounds over weight, but long to be skinnier -- or if you've ever wanted to understand the people in your life who do struggle with these things, then you will love this book. I think that Spechler gives us a heroine -- while not perfect and at times you're annoyed at her lack of judgement in her decision making -- that is utterly truthful, and like way too many of us.

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