Her by Laura Zigman

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Elise meets Donald on a flight to Washington, D.C., where he teaches and she edits self-help books. He is dreamy: 6’6” with unflinching green eyes and a proclivity for speaking frankly. Incredibly, they fall in love, get engaged, and start discussing wedding invitations.

And then Elise meets her—Adrienne—Donald’s stunning, leggy ex-fiancée. Adrienne is newly single and planning a move to D.C. Cleavage-baring, half-French, and with a degree from Yale, she seduces men with one flick of her hair. Worst of all, she and Donald have remained “good friends” since they broke up. Convinced that Adrienne is out to win Donald back, Elise begins stalking both of them obsessively . . . and starts adding up clues to what looks like a brazen affair.


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About Laura Zigman

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Laura Zigman grew up in Newtonville, Massachusetts, and graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She spent ten years in New York City working in book publishing, and currently lives in Washington, D.C. Animal Husbandry is her first novel. She is also the author of Dating Big Bird.
 
Published December 18, 2007 by Anchor. 209 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance, Political & Social Sciences, War. Fiction

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After leaving her stressful job at a teen magazine, Elise, a 34-year-old grad student and freelance editor, meets Donald, a "freakishly" tall, handsome private school teacher who's recently swapped his hectic Manhattan existence for a simpler life in Washington, D.C.

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Only months before the wedding, Adrienne takes a job in Washington, D.C., and reinserts herself into Donald's life, fueling Elise's jealousy as well as a slapstick plot having to do with Donald's dog, Elise's wedding dress and liposuction.

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Entertainment Weekly

But when I caught that first glamorous, windblown, 'just off the shuttle from Manhattan where I live and you don't' (anymore) glimpse, all that changed.'' Parentheticals and paranoia ensue, as the bulk of Zigman's novel is devoted to the heroine's jealous downward spiral.

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