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After she discovers some pages of a distinguished novel mistakenly bound in a run-of-the-mill romance, Sara Kendall, a free-lance editor living on Nantucket, searches out the mysterious author
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The one flaw in the marriage of blond, voluptuous Sara Kendall and her blond, virile husband Steve, the one ill wind ruffling the calm of their home on Nantucket, is Sara's inability to conceive a child. Thayer's plodding narrative focuses on Sara's ritual temperature-taking and calendar-watching and her monthly disappointments. Her frustrationsjealousy of all child-bearing women and especially of Mary, Steve's bitchily fertile former girlfriendboil up into accusations against her hapless husband. Then Sara finds a fascinating story about a Kansas farm girl turned international temptress interpolated among the otherwise uninteresting pages of a novel she is editing, recognizes its enormous literary merit and autobiographical verisimilitude, forces her way into the writer's reclusive presence and sees the rewritten novel through to its prize-winning publication. Two further happy events ensue, which will not surprise readers of Thayer's (Stepping) romances. Here, the prose verges on the insipid and the characters resemble Barbie dolls.
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Sara, free-lance editor for a Boston publisher, is a bright young woman, but obsessed with her inability to conceive a child. Fanny Anderson, prolific writer of potboiler romances is also obsessed. Having passed age 50, she so fears aging that she has shut herself up in her Victorian home with her typewriter. Sara's frustrations are somewhat allayed when she finds a few pages of a really good Fanny novel mixed in with the passionate pap. She determines to meet her to help her give birth to a truly distinguished book. Bonded in friendship, both women are able to deal with the crippling effects of their obsessions. Filled with graphic details of intimate feminine problems, this is recommended primarily for women. Marion Hanscom, SUNY at Binghamton Lib.
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Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # S-0380706830
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Book Description Avon Books (December 1, 1989), 1989. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # think0380706830