Late Night Talking

Leslie Schnur (Author)
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Description

From the acclaimed author of The Dog Walker comes Late Night Talking, a tender and funny novel about bad behavior, the fragility of friendship and family, and how we cannot choose whom we love.

Jeannie Sterling, host of a late-night NYC talk show, vents with her listeners about everyday injustices, from rude cell phone users and poor gym etiquette to bad drivers and negligent pet owners -- the many aggravations of modern urban life. An idealistic California girl raised by two free-spirited parents, Jeannie believes in a life of value through activism. She's passionate about making a difference, about making the world a better place, one annoying person at a time.

For as long as she can remember, success in her career has been more than enough. But after all these years of being single, Jeannie realizes that some of the pieces of her perfect puzzle aren't fitting quite right. The people she thought she knew best all harbor secrets, secrets Jeannie isn't prepared for, secrets that can't be digested, processed, and solved in the neat three-hour window of her show. Her best friend, Luce, is growing distant and distracted; her wayward father unexpectedly moves in; and an ambiguous relationship with her college crush ignites.

When the radio station is bought by the maverick mogul Nicholas Moss, Jeannie's career, her one safe haven, also descends into chaos. She is pushed to increase ratings and goes too far, risking the loss of everything and everyone important to her.

Delightfully real and deliciously flawed, Jeannie Sterling is a character we can't help but root for as she faces her life's most hilarious -- and heartbreaking -- challenges.

Product Details

Price
$20.99
Publisher
Washington Square Press
Publish Date
May 01, 2008
Pages
308
Dimensions
5.32 X 0.89 X 8.28 inches | 0.64 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780743288255
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About the Author

Leslie Schnur was previously the editor-in-chief of Delacorte
Press/Dell Publishing. Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and a
graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, she currently
lives in New York City with her husband, two children, and two dogs.

Reviews

Entertaining...The main character is lovably flawed, and so is almost everyone orbiting in her up-and-down universe, which may remind us of a lot of people we know, including ourselves.

-- LifetimeTV.com
Leslie Schnur entertained us in 2004 with her bestselling debut novel, The Dog Walker. She's back this summer with Late Night Talking...a charming novel.

-- Jewish Woman Magazine