Between the Covers: Stories from My Bookcase

Monday, July 26, 2010

Goodnight Nobody - Jennifer Weiner

I love Jennifer Weiner's books. Her main characters (those I've read so far) are big full girls. Maybe not as big and fat like myself, but still big. :)

Apart from that tidbit, I just really like the stories. A favorite is Little Earthquakes, the book that my dog chewed on back when he still didn't know better.  Saying this,  reminds me that I should actually get another copy is I come across one in the second-hand bookshop.

I'd been meaning to read Goodnight Nobody for quite awhile. The first copy I bought though, went unread as it got drowned by the big flood. Now, I've got two copies because when I bought the third copy, I wasn't sure I already had it. That's not such a bad thing though. If you're interested in my other copy (still in very good condition), and you're in the Philippines, let me know and I'll send it to you for 150 pesos, inclusive of shipping. :)

Kate Klein was a mother of three toddlers, stays at home, and lives in a picture-perfect community in Connecticut. That is, until a super mom was killed in her home. Her discovery of the body starts her off on her own investigation. It awakens her sleeping senses, and gives her purpose.

Goodnight Nobody, the title, comes from a bedtime story that Kate reads to her daughter. As she reads it, she begins to realize that she seems to have become a nobody; she lost her identity because who she is now seems to be defined by her kids, her husband, and the community she's been having trouble fitting into.

As she snoops around to find the killer, she also struggles with her emotions - her feelings about motherhood, her husband, her mom, and an old flame. There's also that back story about Kate not being too confident about herself, and how her friend Janie helps her through those moments all the time. 


Cheryl said...

Wow. This sounds pretty good. I haven't read anything by her since Good in Bed which I enjoyed. I will have to give it a try.

verabear said...

Hi Cheryl! She's one of my favorite authors. Good in Bed has a 'sequel.' I have a copy of the book but haven't read it yet. Certain Girls is the title if I'm not mistaken :)

anne said...

this seems so interesting, i sometimes love to read when I am not that busy :)