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Goodnight Nobody: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner

Goodnight Nobody: A Novel (original 1995; edition 2006)

by Jennifer Weiner

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Title:Goodnight Nobody: A Novel
Authors:Jennifer Weiner
Info:Washington Square Press (2006), Paperback, 400 pages
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Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner (1995)


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"Jennifer Weiner always keeps you laughing with her outlandish ways and hurmor! " ( )
  JudithDCollins | Nov 27, 2014 |
Fun read with a bit of a mystery thrown in. ( )
  carolfoisset | Jun 17, 2014 |
I saw Jennifer Weiner read a snippet from this at the Upper West Side B&N, and read it much later. Another book about a murdered mom, this time in suburban Connecticut (didn't realize this was such a risky job). Kate didn't know the victim well, but is a bit bored and investigates with the help of some quirky pals. ( )
  ennie | Apr 21, 2014 |
Weiner moves out of her fluff books again into a sharp mystery set it suburban Connecticut. Unlike her first two books, I enjoyed all the characters and was intrigued by the story line. ( )
  wareagle78 | Mar 21, 2014 |
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  buddysmom78 | Nov 26, 2011 |
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Goodnight Nobody is bestselling author Jennifer Weiner's attempt at writing a mystery, with a healthy dose of the author's chick lit sensibilities thrown in for good measure. While this Desperate Housewives meets Sex in the City murder mystery won't make readers shake in their Manolo Blahniks, it will provide the obligatory humor and compassion to which fans of Weiner's Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, and Little Earthquakes have grown accustomed.

Kate Klein is a feisty, charmingly insecure Connecticut housewife who trades in a life of late-night karaoke sing-a-longs and West Village brunches with her best friend Janie for a world of mini-vans and Mommy and Me pilates classes. Life in Upchurch, Connecticut, heats up when Kate discovers picture-perfect wife and mother Kitty Cavanaugh dead on the pickled maple hardwood floor of her recently remodeled kitchen. A former chronicler of celebrity gossip, Kate takes it upon herself to solve the mystery of Kitty's murder and the disappearance of Lexi Hagen-Holdt, another Upchurch supermom. Along the way, the mysteries and disappointments in Kate's personal life begin to unravel, including her marriage to the kind-yet-uptight Ben, and her unresolved crush on Evan McKenna, a former neighbor with whom a one-night tryst ended in disaster. Thrown in for comic relief, and perhaps to show the depth of Weiner's talents as a writer, are Kate's twin boys and adorably sophisticated 5-year old daughter Sophie ("Sophie was sitting on the toilet, applying lipstick and waiting her turn...").

Goodnight Nobody is chock full of plot twists and turns which can be overwhelming and superfluous. However, Weiner's charm and grace are usually enough to rescue readers from these moments of confusion, and reaffirm our commitment to this endearing contemporary voice. --Gisele Toueg

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Having relocated to an alienating Connecticut suburb after a mugging in her native New York City, wife and mother Kate Klein undertakes a murder investigation during her children's school hours when a local mom is killed.

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