The second you're single
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||TAN (Text)||33500013742283||New||Available||-|
|Detroit Lakes Public Library||TAN (Text)||33500013742291||New||Checked out||06/23/2023|
- ISBN: 9781250842275
- ISBN: 1250842263
- ISBN: 9781250842268
282 pages ; 21 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2023.
|Summary, etc.:||"Cheerfully irreverent, bitingly funny, and filled with romantic charm, Cara Tanamachi's The Second You're Single is all about navigating the most romantic month of the year, and how love always seems to arrive when you least expect it. Freelance writer Sora Reid believes in inertia. She's the odd one out in a close-knit family of go-getters, including her Japanese-American mom, who hints about her need to lose weight, and her soon-to-be married, overachieving younger sister, who needs her to have a date for the wedding, since a wedding party couples' dance with their Scottish great uncle Bob simply won't do. For Sora, minimal input, minimal expectations is the way to go. She'd rather stay at home with her insufferable neighbor and her adorable pitbull. The one thing that disrupts her inertia: an intense dislike for Valentine's Day. What is it with the commercial love machine? Why do we pin our hopes on one romantic day, when staying home with a package of bacon and a bottle of tequila would be way better? Sora's been betrayed and disappointed more than once and her heart is starting to feel like her Grandma Mitsuye's antique Japanese ceramic bowl, with its many gold-filled cracks. When her pledge to stay single in February inspires readers to #gosolo, Sora has a responsibility to empower her readers. But relationships aren't built to last, so it shouldn't be that hard. Right? Enter Jack Mann. A muscle-bound baker who looks like he lifts logs on the weekends, Sora hasn't thought of Jack since they were in elementary school together. When they see each other at the local grocery store and the attraction hits hard, Sora knows she has to shut it down, quick. She can't #gosolo AND get the guy. She can't let down her readers. And relationships always end, so why should Jack be any different-even though he's confounding all her long-held expectations of love? "Riotous, whip-smart, and original. Read this happy-making book if you love yourself." -Jayci Lee, Author of Booked on a Feeling"--|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 January #1
Disappointed after dating a string of liars and cheaters, freelance writer Sora Reid now despises Valentine's Day and has vowed to give up men during the month of February. Working from home in her depressingly bare Chicago condo, Sora makes her decision official in a popular online fashion magazine, where her #SoloFebruary columns strike a chord with readers. To her surprise, she gains a following overnight, but is she the best person to give dating advice? Her resolve softens when she bumps into a childhood friend at the supermarket, Jack Mann, who is an award-winning baker with his own relationship baggage. Jack never lost the schoolboy crush he had on Sora, and he's willing to wait until March, but Sora thinks she can juggle this new love interest while still pretending to be single for her column. This is, of course, a recipe for disaster. While Tanamachi's multicultural debut, featuring Asian American leads and a host of diverse side characters, makes for a relatable rom-com, the romance story line leads to deeper messages about worthiness and self-love. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.
Cara Tanamachi lives near Chicago with her husband and five children (two by biology and three by marriage), and their 85-pound Goldendoodle, Theodore. Raised near Dallas, Texas by her Japanese-American dad and her English-Scottish American mom, she was the oldest of two children (the debate still rages whether she or her brother are currently the family favorite). The University of Pennsylvania (Go Quakers!) grad worked as a newspaper reporter, and then published many novels under the name Cara Lockwood, including Dixieland Sushi, I Do (But I Don't), and Pink Slip Party. A former single mom, she spent eight years dating (hilariously and awkwardly) before finding the love of her life on Bumble (yes, Bumble!). She believes we all could use a little more happily ever after.
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