Babyville

Babyville

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Random House, Inc.
On the heels of her three runaway hits, Bookends, Mr. Maybe, and Jemima J, Jane Green delivers a sparkling, sexy tale about the complexities of modern motherly love.

Bestselling author Jane Green has won the hearts of thousands of readers with her fresh take on single life and the dating jungle. Now in Babyville, she applies her golden touch to the next phase of a girl’s life, in an irresistible new novel about two young women coping with the chimes of their biological clocks, and one independent glamour-girl who tries to tune hers out.

Meet Julia, a wildly successful television producer who appears to have the picture-perfect life. But beneath the surface, things are not as perfect as they seem. Stuck in a loveless relationship with her boyfriend, Mark, Julia thinks a baby is the answer . . . but she may want a baby more than she wants her boyfriend. Will a trip to New York City with a jet-setting friend—and all the glittering energy and eligible men the city brings—help her discover what she really needs?
Maeve, on the other hand, is allergic to commitment. A feisty, red-haired, high-power career girl, she cherishes her ability to do just as she pleases and breaks out in a rash every time she passes a stroller. But when her no-strings-attached nightlife leads to an unexpected pregnancy, her reaction may be just as unexpected.And then there’s Samantha—happily married and eager to be the perfect June Cleaveresque mother. But baby George brings only exhaustion, extra pounds, and marital strife to her once tidy life. Is having an affair with a friend’s incredibly sexy husband the answer?

By turns witty, rollicking, and tender, Babyville isn’t really a story about babies—it’s about three friends whose lives are suddenly turned upside-down by that life-changing event that hangs over the head of every girl: motherhood.

Baker & Taylor
Three friends cope with the diverse challenges of maternity as Julia struggles to conceive with her uninterested boyfriend, career woman Maeve deals with unexpected pregnancy, and happily married Samantha finds marital strife after a new baby.

Baker
& Taylor

Three friends cope with the diverse challenges of maternity in their individual ways as Julia, obsessed with fertility rituals, struggles to conceive with her uninterested boyfriend; Maeve, a careerwoman and ardent fan of no-strings nightlife, deals with unexpected pregancy; and happily married Samantha, who finds marital strife and exhaustion after a new baby.

Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2003
ISBN: 9780767912235
0767912233
Branch Call Number: FIC Green, J 2003
Characteristics: 438 pages ; 22 cm

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gardenofedens
Dec 03, 2011

Great book, especially for those trying to conceive. Found it similar to Sex in the City style but with babies. My husband and I have been trying for nine months and I could really see myself in these women, it was an eye opener and a great book.

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JennN83
Jul 14, 2011

This is the first book by Jane Green that I have read and I was pleasantly surprised. I loved the book and will be reading more by her.

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cherika
Mar 16, 2010

Loved this book. If you are a fan of Jane Green's other books such as Mr. Maybe and Jemima J, this is another good read. I liked this a lot!

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