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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library VAT (Text) 33500013620794 New Checked out 07/18/2022
Moorhead Public Library VAT (Text) 33500013620802 New Checked out 07/15/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250762399
  • ISBN: 1250762391
  • Physical Description: 328 pages : illustration ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
"From the author of Carnegie Hill, comes Jonathan Vatner's The Bridesmaids Union, a captivating novel of family, Facebook groups, and bridesmaids gone rogue. Iris Hagarty has just about had it with weddings. After witnessing one too many meltdowns over flower arrangements, she takes to the internet to vent about the trials and tribulations of being a bridesmaid to her usually reasonable friends-turned-bridezillas. She finds she is not alone, and soon becomes the moderator of a Facebook group full of other bridesmaids, eager to share their own horror stories. Enter Iris's own estranged sister Jasmine, the golden child and their parents' obvious favorite, who reemerges after several years, newly engaged and wanting none other than Iris to be her maid of honor. Knowing full well that Jasmine doesn't need a wedding to bring out her spoiled side, Iris buckles in for a bumpy ride. At least now she has an outlet-one full of new online friends hungry for juicy details. But as the Bridesmaids Union grows, Iris finds it harder to keep under control. And she even has some doubts about whether there will be a wedding after all. While Jasmine's fiancé, David, seems smitten with his bride-to-be, Iris is less sure about her social-climber sister's intentions. Though that could just be because Iris is having trouble keeping her eyes off of the groom herself. Brimming with family drama, and set in the ever-encroaching world of Instagram DM's and Facebook comments, The Bridesmaids Union shows the power and limits of alliances we form on social media, and how to make the most of the ones we're born into"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 May #2
    Part sparkling satire, part cautionary tale, Vatner's (Carnegie Hill, 2019) frothy latest casts an affectionately critical eye on social-media influencers and the contemporary wedding industry. Single mom Iris, a compliance officer at a New York hospital, is sick and tired of the emotional and financial tolls of being a bridesmaid—particularly those tolls imposed by her upwardly mobile sister, bride-to-be Jasmine—so she starts a private Facebook group to vent. The success of the group leads to problems of its own, and soon Iris' identity and opinions are outed, to the detriment of her personal relationships. While the novel's tone sometimes precipitously shifts from light to oddly serious, and Vatner tries to cram in more characters and plots than one fluffy novel can successfully contain, he juggles them mostly successfully, and even makes the reader understand the perspective of even the most initially unlikeable characters. At its best, the novel offers plenty of wedding-inspired laughs and a few useful warnings. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 May #2
    Part sparkling satire, part cautionary tale, Vatner's (Carnegie Hill, 2019) frothy latest casts an affectionately critical eye on social-media influencers and the contemporary wedding industry. Single mom Iris, a compliance officer at a New York hospital, is sick and tired of the emotional and financial tolls of being a bridesmaid—particularly those tolls imposed by her upwardly mobile sister, bride-to-be Jasmine—so she starts a private Facebook group to vent. The success of the group leads to problems of its own, and soon Iris' identity and opinions are outed, to the detriment of her personal relationships. While the novel's tone sometimes precipitously shifts from light to oddly serious, and Vatner tries to cram in more characters and plots than one fluffy novel can successfully contain, he juggles them mostly successfully, and even makes the reader understand the perspective of even the most initially unlikeable characters. At its best, the novel offers plenty of wedding-inspired laughs and a few useful warnings. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

JONATHAN VATNER, author of Carnegie Hill, is an award-winning journalist who has written for The New York Times; O, The Oprah Magazine; Poets & Writers; and many other publications. He is the managing editor of Hue, the magazine of the Fashion Institute of Technology, and teaches fiction writing at New York University and the Hudson Valley Writers Center.

Subject: Weddings > Fiction.
Bridesmaids > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Social media > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Genre: Romance fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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