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Thursday, July 23, 2009

ARC Arrival: Mercury in Retrograde by Paula Froelich

Mercury in Retrograde by Paula Froelich

Publisher: Atria

Another Atria Galley Grab Book! For some reason that I cannot explain, I really like this cover!

About the book: Penelope Mercury, an intrepid reporter at the New York Telegraph, has pounded the pavement for five years from city borough to borough, carrying out her boss's eccentric orders to break stories that seem inconsequential to everyone but him. Finally, she is inches away from being promoted to her dream job--covering courtroom drama for the paper--but after one spectacularly disastrous day, she is fired instead.

Lena "Lipstick Carcrash" Lippencrass has a pretty fabulous life, even by a socialite's standards, as a top editor at the high fashion magazine Y. Long lunches with her girlfriends and afternoons spent shopping at Bergdorf's are all in a day's work. But when Lena's always indulgent parents abruptly cut off her cash flow and kick her out of her beloved West Village duplex for refusing to work for the family business, she is forced to confront the reality of what it takes to pay the bills.

Dana Gluck, a workaholic lawyer, had been married for two years to a man who was perfect on paper but increasingly critical in reality. She hoped that her dreams of motherhood would be fulfilled soon, which surely would also fix their marriage problems. Instead, her husband leaves her for an exchange student/model who, to make matters worse, promptly gets pregnant.

When fate conspires to have these three very different women move into the same SoHo apartment building, they soon discover that having their carefully planned lives fall to pieces might be the best thing that could have ever happened to them.
(from the book jacket)

About the author: Paula Froelich is the deputy editor of the New York Post's Page Six column. She lives in New York City. This is her first novel. (from the book jacket)

Mercury in Retrograde
Publisher/Publication Date: Atria, June 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4165-9893-0
272 pages


bermudaonion said...

I got this one too! I can't wait to read it.

Kelly @ The Novel Bookworm said...

I'm so bummed, everyone is getting books from the Atria grab and I haven't gotten one.



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