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Happy & you know it

by Hankin, Laura,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 7 copies
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Summary
Filled with humour and shocking twists, Happy and You Know It is a brilliant take on motherhood - exposing it as yet another way for society to pass judgment on women - while also exploring the baffling magnetism of curated social-media lives that are designed to make us feel unworthy. But, ultimately, this dazzling novel celebrates the unlikely bonds that form, and the power that can be unlocked, when a group of very different women is thrown together when each is at her most vulnerable.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The glamorous, privileged mommies of New York might appear to have it all, but Hankin's (The Summertime Girls, 2015) sophomore novel has great fun satirizing that perception. Musician Claire, having just been kicked out of her band, hires on as a singer for a mommy-baby play group. She's initially intimidated by the women, with their beauty, money, and focus on wellness. Their social media presence has made them the envy of thousands of mothers. Pleased to be invited into their fold, it's not long before Claire discovers a darker world of secrets and betrayals and realizes that maybe these women aren't as together as they want everyone else to think. With a devilish sense of humor, Hankin crushes the perception that anyone's life is perfect, despite how it may appear. A slow build to hidden motives and a clever sense of humor make this a fast read, but it's Claire's thoughtful look at our expectations of women and mothers that give the novel its depth. Fans of Sophie Kinsella's My (not so) Perfect Life (2017) will read this in one sitting."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Women musicians -- Fiction.
Female friendship -- Fiction.
Women -- Fiction.
Social media -- Fiction.
Motherhood -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Publisher New York :2020
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 375 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781984806239
1984806238
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