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The Only Boy for Me by Gil Mcneil
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The Only Boy for Me

by Gil Mcneil

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I just really like the way she writes. Laugh out loud funny but full of characters you care about. ( )
  jkgrage | Nov 24, 2014 |
Gil McNeil's debut novel, in which single mother Annie Baker is a freelance producer for a television advertising company, and lives in the English countryside with her six-year-old, Charlie. Her chaotic and idyllic life becomes more so when she meets Mack, a TV commercial producer. Gil McNeil writes about single motherhood and balancing the demands of life with a sure and gentle humor that I've become very fond of. This isn't classic literature, but it's honest and wryly funny, with a deadpan dialogue from her characters that I quite enjoy. And always, the emphasis is on the fact that in motherhood (and fatherhood too, presumably), the child is always first. The tricky part is in not confusing what the child wants with what the child needs. The characters are not as well-defined as in McNeil's later trio of books starting with "The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club", but it's a very promising beginning that later delivers on that promise. ( )
  burnit99 | Jan 27, 2013 |
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Most people would think Annie Baker had it all: an idyllic life in the country and a fabulous job as a producer in London. And so would she, if it weren't for the men in her life. Her six-year-old son Charlie gets traumatised if she buys the wrong kind of sausages. Her tempestuous boss Barney is a Great Director, but keeps getting stuck with dog food commercials, and as for Lawrence, well, he just wants to get her fired. And then she meets Mack Hilarious and poignant, Gil McNeil's brilliant novel will make you laugh and cry.

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Most people would think Annie Baker had it all, and so would she if it weren't for the men in her life. Her six year old son Charlie gets traumatised if she buys the wrong kind of sausages, then there's her tempestuous boss Barney, and Lawrence, he just wants her fired. And then there's Mack.… (more)

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