Little Beauties

Little Beauties

A Novel

Book - 2005
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Diana McQueen, a thirty-four-year-old former child pageant contender, is working in a baby store in Long Beach. Between dealing with a catastrophic haircut, the failure of her marriage, and phone calls from her alcoholic mother, Diana has gone off her OCD medication and is trying to cope via washing and cleaning rituals. When pregnant teenager Jamie Ramirez enters the store, Diana's world turns upside down. Jamie plans to give her baby up for adoption, but things take an unexpected turn. Janie's baby, Stella, has her own will and a destiny to fulfill. These three characters' lives become linked in surprising ways as the magical plot of Little Beauties unfolds. With a poet's ear for fresh, evocative language and a deft humor that exposes her characters' foibles. Addonizio perfectly captures the messiness and unexpected beauty of life.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2005
ISBN: 9780743271820
0743271823
Branch Call Number: ADD
Characteristics: 242 p

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andreareads
Apr 23, 2012

When you are alone, the world is an ark. You are a bizarre animal, one of a kind, and they are sailing off as the rain comes down harder and the water starts rising over your knees.

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andreareads
Apr 23, 2012

There is never a bathroom when you need one. The world was designed for men, so they could spend their time drinking beer and high-fiving and punching each other in the stomach instead of doing the dirty work of life, like having babies.

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andreareads
Apr 23, 2012

Pee. Feel gassy, cry, get burped. Mom? There she is. Cry cry cry. So this is life.

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Apr 23, 2012

Only two thirds of people who use public restrooms wash their hands, and women wash way more than men. Every time I see men shaking hands, I shudder.

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Apr 23, 2012

Sexual Content: nothing too graphic, but definitely some adult content

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Apr 23, 2012

Coarse Language: some casual conversational swearing

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einekatze
Jun 10, 2012

This book was amazing! I really loved it. The author wove the different characters' lives together so seamlessly.

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