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Do Me, Do My Roots (2004)

by Eileen Rendahl

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Emily is a young widow, single mother to a seven year daughter, and clinging to what's kept her living since losing her husband: her daughter, her parents, her husband's best friend who's taken a sudden interest in her, and her sisters. Meeting to touch up her sisters' roots each month, the sisters agonize over their love lives and lack there of. They deal with family issues, health close-calls, and finding love in unexpected places.

I absolutely adored this book. It made me want to call my sister more often and love my husband a little better. The humor is hysterical and the emotions are poignant. I highly recommend this book. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743471148, Paperback)

It's about healing.

After a couple of rough years, Emily is finally getting things back together. She doesn't need to re-do everything at work three times, her young daughter's soccer uniform is almost always clean the day of a game, and meals are pretty darn reliable, too. But hey, becoming a widow at thirty-three kind of knocks the starch out of you.

It's about family.

Then Emily's dad has an Event (only her mom would call a minor heart attack that -- what is it, a bar mitzvah?). Next, her sister Claudia's ex-husband starts stealing their kids' Ritalin for the high -- and wouldn't you replace it with The Pill to teach him a lesson? (His unexpected, uh, frontal development was just a howlingly funny bonus -- honest.) And then Emily's relentlessly sensible oldest sister, Leah, dumps her businessman fiancé for a rock musician.

It's about never letting them see your gray.

Now Jake, Emily's best friend, seems to be spending a lot of time at her house. Which she likes way too much. Which is kind of confusing. So what's a girl to do, but call an emergency meeting of the sisters' monthly hair-color-and-gossip session, to make the world seem sane again?

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"After a couple of rough years, Emily is finally getting things back together. She doesn't need to re-do everything at work three times, her young daughter's soccer uniform is almost always clean the day of a game, and meals are pretty darn reliable, too. But hey, becoming a widow at thirty-three kind of knocks the starch out of you." -- Back cover.… (more)

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