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by Jennifer Weiner

eBook Then Came You: A Novel download ISBN: 0857208101
Author: Jennifer Weiner
Publisher: Atria Books; 1st Edition edition (2011)
Language: English
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Then Came You offers an eye-opening perspective on parenthood in an age where the family is ever evolving.

Then Came You offers an eye-opening perspective on parenthood in an age where the family is ever evolving. Weiner has emerged as one of the biggest names in popular fiction.

Jennifer Weiner is the New York Times bestselling author of seventeen novels, including Good in Bed and The Littlest Bigfoot, and an essay collection, Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing. A graduate of Princeton University and contributor to the New York Times Opinion section, Jennifer lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.

The lives of four very different women intertwine in unexpected ways in this new novel by bestselling author Jennifer Weiner (In Her Shoes; Best Friends Forever). Each woman has a problem: Princeton senior Jules Wildgren needs money to help her dad cure his addiction; Pennsylvania housewife Annie Barrow is gasping to stay financially afloat; India Bishop yearns to have a.

Jennifer Weiner’s bestselling novels twist humor and topical issues into .

Jennifer Weiner’s bestselling novels twist humor and topical issues into can’t-put-down stories. Her latest follows the lives of four women who explore conflicting notions of family and motherhood. Then Came You offers an eye-opening perspective on parenthood in an age where the family is ever evolving. I really like most of Jennifer Weiner's books, but I think she is now cranking them out too fast and the stories and the writing have suffered as a result. I didn't even read the middle part of this book because I just didn't care about the characters and I didn't think the writing was as well executed as in her other books.

Then Came You: A Novel. Then Came You - Jennifer Weiner. With startling tenderness and laugh-out-loud humor, Jennifer Weiner once again takes readers into the heart of women’s lives in an unforgettable, timely tale that interweaves themes of class and entitlement, surrogacy and donorship, the rights of a parent and the measure of motherhood.

Then Came You. So, said Estella, I must be taken as I have been

Then Came You. So, said Estella, I must be taken as I have been.

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Then Came You {One of my fave Jennifer Weiner books. About egg donorship and surrogacy. Love that she wrote about such a hot, but somewhat taboo, topic}. loved 'in her shoes", adding this on to the list. Summer reading guide: The reading season is heating up. Read "Then Came You A Novel" by Jennifer Weiner with Rakuten Kobo. An unexpected love story. Jules Strauss is a Princeton senior with a full scholarship, acquaintances instead of fr. Then Came You: A Novel. ISBN 10: 1451617720 ISBN 13: 9781451617726. Publisher: Atria Books, 2011.

Spencer took a nap after lunch

Spencer took a nap after lunch. for a while, playing some complicated game he’d made up involving soldiers and rocket ships and Woody from Toy Story as either the captain or the king.

Comments: (7)
Ahieones
I don't usually read chick-lit, and I don't consider Jennifer Weiner to be a chick-lit author. She, however, does consider herself to be such an author so I guess she is my exception to my no chick-lit rule. I have read all of her books and liked most of them. As usual, I had this book on pre-order as soon as Amazon had it listed.

If I did not have children, I probably would have read Then Came You in one sitting. I was able to read it over about 3 days, which is as good as it gets with me these days. Even though it held my attention, I can't decide if I actually liked this book!

On the pro side of the Franklin list for this book, it is completely different from Weiner's other books. While she has wandered from her usual material in the past, she tended to fall a bit flat. Then Came You, on the other hand, is much more successful. It follows four women through the process of surrogacy. There is Annie, a young mother desperate to help her family financially, who decides to become a surrogate. Jules is finishing up at Princeton when she decides to donate her eggs for the money to put her father in a rehab program. India is an older trophy wife who is desperate to hold onto her marriage, and its financial perks, by starting a family. Bettina is India's suspicious and bitter stepdaughter.

On the con side, while the characters were all well-written, I didn't feel at home, so to say, with any of them. Bettina was hard to like as was, for the most part, India. Jules was the most interesting of the 4, but she seemed to be the least involved in the main story line. I should have been able to relate most to Annie, but it just wasn't there for me. Still, this flawed quartet did work well together, if not separately.

I do know some people who have gone or are going through some form of surrogacy. However, I can't say that I've ever thought that much about it. My guess is that, if one were to participate as either a surrogate or a donor, you would have to be able to emotionally distance yourself from the process. This story, however, shows how difficult that really is. The more I read it, the more I realized how difficult the entire situation could be (and how I would never be able to handle it).

I just don't know what to think. The book held my attention, moved me, stayed with me after I finished, but it left me feeling uneasy. Maybe that was the intent? I would recommend this book in a heartbeat, if only to hear what others thought of it.
Mardin
I enjoyed this book. I always like how Weiner tells her stories from different points of views, and I like how because I'm from the NJ/NY/Philly area, I am familiar with the places she mentions (in this case Princeton, the Marketfair mall, the Shake Shack in NYC, Readington Terminal). I actually liked all her characters -- and I want to name my kid Jules.

I felt like I could really see and understand each character, and what drove each of them to make their decisions. At the center of it all, everyone just wanted to have a family. Jules just wanted to help her dad and have her family back together; Annie wanted to feel like she contributed and she mattered; India wanted a chance (after she actually started caring about Marcus), and Bettina wanted her mom to come home (so maybe displaced anger toward India? -- not that she didn't have every right to be mad at her for lying, but she could have not been so bitchy). Each of these women represented a different type of broken home, and the way their lives all mingled I thought was great. As opposed to Fly Away Home I felt the characters in this book grew and moved forward, which is why I loved it.

I was surprised that she didn't touch that much on the controversy of surrogacy except at Annie's Christmas dinner, but that wasn't the focus of this particular book I guess.

I found myself wanting to know more about each of the characters, wanting to meet them, and I like books that leave me with that feeling.

I'm not sure how much I love the ending, as I'm not sure I totally believe India is a changed/reformed woman, but I do believe she'll be a good mother, especially after everything she went through with her grandparents and her mother. And being a Weiner novel everything is wrapped up all tidy and a bow.
Akir
I really loved it!! The storyline is captivating and it was great to get to know the very different lives, background and problems of each of the characters, especially seeing each of them through the other's eyes when they finally meet. I couldn't wait for that to happen. They are complementary and they each hold surprises.
The book is about the characters discovering who they are and what matters to them : for some,it is that they are more in love, or more forgiving, or more stubborn than they thought they were. Speaking of which, apparently a reviewer found a love scene disturbing, because the lovers in it are gay.(So? OK, the story has some flaws. But a gay relationship is not one of them!)
I agree with another reviewer that the characters "voices" are alike, which is not very plausible, same with one of the character's redemption. It ends well, of course. It is an overall very joyful book, without being over the top. I probably won't read all of Weiner's boks, but I sure am glad to have picked this one.
Flas
I really like most of Jennifer Weiner's books, but I think she is now cranking them out too fast and the stories and the writing have suffered as a result. I didn't even read the middle part of this book because I just didn't care about the characters and I didn't think the writing was as well executed as in her other books. Weiner was always witty in the past; the writing here is just dull and kind of stilted. I'm disappointed, especially since I was waiting for the book and bought it as soon as it came out...sorry, Jennifer!