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Young Jane Young

Young Jane Young

Book - 2017 | First edition
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Aviva Grossman, an ambitious Congressional intern in Florida, has an affair with her boss who is admired, successful, very married and blogging about it. When the affair comes to light the Congressman doesn't take the fall, but Aviva becomes a late night talk show punchline; slut shamed, labeled as fat and ugly. Aviva sees no way out but to change her name and move to a remote town in Maine. Starting over as a wedding planner, she vows to be smarter about her life, and raise her daughter to be strong and confident. When, at the urging of others, she decides to run for public office herself, she discovers Google guarantees that the past is never, ever, truly past. And it's only a matter of time until her daughter, Ruby, must decide whether she can still respect her.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781616205041
1616205040
Branch Call Number: F ZEVIN-G
Characteristics: 294 pages ; 24 cm

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reader1809
Jan 30, 2021

Suggested by Diane Broberg - TCMA Christmas book review session

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annas
Dec 29, 2019

loved it!!

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joister35
Dec 30, 2018

A very well crafted and thought provoking book. Bravo!

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lovebugs95
Nov 19, 2018

This book embodies what all women have gone through and is very relevant. The author does an excellent job of telling the story from the different perspectives of the characters. I did not want to put this book down and I was rooting for Aviva to find her voice and own her truth.

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kateisaredhead
Aug 29, 2018

Normally I hate books that flip flop from different perspectives. This one was different. The author wrote with a sense of humor, but respect for the characters. I really enjoyed it. It was light but not so light that it insulted your intelligence

shokolit Apr 11, 2018

This book tells the story of Aviva Grossman, who as a young intern, had an affair with the congressman for whom she worked. The affair became somewhat of a scandal, once it was revealed. the congressman, a respectable man in his mid 40s, got out of the affair unscathed. Aviva's future, however, was damaged by the scandal, her reputation forever shattered and tainted.
The story, for the most part, takes place 15 years later (with flashbacks to the past). What I've found interesting about the story, is that its told only through the voices of the women in the story. I enjoyed reading this book so much, that it was actually sad for me to get to the last page.
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lilyofthevalley3
Mar 22, 2018

I choose this book because I really loved ‘The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry’. Unfortunately, I found the main character in ‘Young Jane Young’ so annoying, spoiled, and immature which ruined it for me.

ehbooklover Feb 25, 2018

This was a well-written, extremely clever book that managed to be both humourous and thought-provoking. I loved how the story was told using several different perspectives. Bonus: the "Choose Your Own Adventure" style of writing was brilliant!

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CabiriCat
Jan 28, 2018

Aviva Grossman is a promising young intern who hooks up with a local, married congressman and infamously derails her future.
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This was a random Express Read that I picked up, and I'm glad that I did---it turned out to be great. The book was a very witty and insightful, as told through the eyes of different women involved in "the scandal" over time. I found myself surprisingly engrossed.

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rahoward
Jan 18, 2018

Smart, witty, and wise narrative about the real life ramifications of our culture's addiction to scandal and shaming.

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Jan 08, 2018

“…I would say I am the proud owner of several complexes. But who isn’t? When you think about it, isn’t a person just a structure built in reaction to the landscape and the weather?” - p. 74

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“When you have little,… you learn to take care. When you have much, you must accept that you could someday have little,” she would say. “To take care of something is to love it.” - p. 281

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"My dear friend Roz Horowitz met her new husband online dating, and Roz is three years older and fifty pounds heavier than I am, and people have said that she is generally not as well preserved, and so I thought I would try it even though I avoid going online too much."

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