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Big girls do cry
Weber, Carl
Adult Fiction WEBER

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From Publishers' Weekly:

The Big Girls Book Club (whose members must be at least a size 14) is back, but it doesn't play a significant role in Weber's wild follow-up to Something on the Side, updating Egypt Robinson's travails with hubby Rashad and her sister, Isis Connors. Egypt's begun a BGBC chapter in Richmond, Virginia, where she and Rashad, a hedge fund manager, are clearly living large. They're currently sharing their lavish estate with Isis who, after attempting suicide, is still nursing a secret love for Rashad (her boyfriend before he married Egypt) and her married New York lover, Tony. After Egypt learns she's unable to carry a baby to term, she asks Isis to be her surrogate, despite her past with Rashad. Isis agrees but difficulties ensue when the paternity of the baby she's delivered comes into question. Jerome, a gay BGBC member who interferes with the marriage of his BGBC friend Loraine Farrow, and a journo stalker who looks like George Clooney, add to the mix. Weber's in top form with this fast-paced and oh-so-zany soap opera. (Feb.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

From Library Journal:

This follow-up to Weber's Something on the Side gives readers another fantastically, juicy glimpse into the lives of the Big Girls Book Club, first started in New York by Tammy. Now her best friend, Egypt, opens the Richmond, VA, chapter with new members Loraine and Jerome. Loraine is a powerful, independent entrepreneur with anger/control issues and a rocky marriage to Leon. Loraine's best friend/enemy (depending on how you define friendship) and business partner, Jerome, is loved by women and men but possesses an overwhelming desire for seducing married men on the down low, until he meets his match. And Egypt has her own troubles, having to ask her estranged sister, Isis, for the ultimate favor-to serve as a surrogate for her and her husband (Isis's ex-fiance). Verdict Fans familiar with Weber's clever plots and excellent pacing will not be disappointed and will eagerly anticipate his next installment, Torn Between Two Lovers.-Lisa Jones, Birmingham P.L., AL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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