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Close, Jennifer

Overview
Works: 15 works in 66 publications in 4 languages and 5,481 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Chick lit  Domestic fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3603.L68, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Jennifer Close
Publications by Jennifer Close
Most widely held works by Jennifer Close
Girls in white dresses by Jennifer Close( Book )
23 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,740 libraries worldwide
Attending an endless series of bridal showers for their friend Kristi, three bridesmaids struggle with private challenges, including Isabella's unhappiness at a job where she is nevertheless very successful, Mary's relationship with a man who prioritizes his mother, and Lauren's attraction to a man she despises
The smart one : a novel by Jennifer Close( Book )
13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,214 libraries worldwide
Weezy and her husband become increasingly perplexed by life challenges that compel their first daughter to move back into her childhood room, their second daughter to cancel her wedding, and their son to become enmeshed in a relationship disaster
Girls in white dresses by Jennifer Close( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 745 libraries worldwide
Attending an endless series of bridal showers for their friend Kristi, three bridesmaids struggle with private challenges, including Isabella's unhappiness at a job where she is nevertheless very successful, Mary's relationship with a man who prioritizes his mother, and Lauren's attraction to a man she despises
The smart one : a novel by Jennifer Close( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 539 libraries worldwide
Weezy and Will Coffey raised their children, Martha, Claire, and Max, to be kind, smart, and independent. They gave them help with their homework, a dog, and homemade birthday cakes. It's true that Martha's a little too sensitive, Claire has a short fuse with her sister, and Max is a little too happy-go-lucky. Still, their parents did their best preparing them for the world. So why did Martha have a career blowout? Why has Claire canceled her wedding? And why is Max having girlfriend troubles?
Things we need by Jennifer Close( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Will and Weezy Coffey thought they'd prepared their three children for the challenges and hurdles of adult life. But being a grown-up isn't easy. Claire's engagement has been called off and she's hiding from her debts. Martha's in a career crisis and even her sympathetic therapist is losing patience. And Max, the baby of the family in his final year at college, has got himself into a serious girlfriend fiasco. Things We Need tells a story we all recognise, only a wittier, wiser version. Jennifer Close turns her gimlet eye and deadpan humour on the messiness of family life
The hopefuls : a novel by Jennifer Close( Book )
5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
"Laced with sly humor and insider detail, Jennifer Close's new novel tells the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political dreams to DC, a city of idealism, ambition and complicated friendships among young Washington's aspiring elite"--
The hopefuls a novel by Jennifer Close( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
"A brilliantly funny novel about ambition and marriage from the best selling author of Girls in White Dresses, The hopefuls tells the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political dreams to D.C., a city of idealism, gossip, and complicated friendships among young Washington's aspiring elite. When Beth arrives in Washington, D.C., she hates everything about it: the confusing traffic circles, the ubiquitous Ann Taylor suits, the humidity that descends each summer. At dinner parties, guests compare their security clearance levels. They leave their BlackBerrys on the table. They speak in acronyms. And once they realize Beth doesn't work in politics, they smile blandly and turn away. Soon Beth and her husband, Matt, meet a charismatic White House staffer named Jimmy and his wife, Ashleigh, and the four become inseparable, coordinating brunch, birthdays, and long weekends away. But as Jimmy's star rises higher and higher, their friendship--and Beth's relationship with Matt--is threatened by jealousy, competition and rumors. A glorious send-up of young D.C. and a blazingly honest portrait of a marriage, this is the finest work yet by one of our most beloved writers"--
The Better Half by Jennifer Close( file )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"Laced with sly humor and insider detail, Jennifer Close's new novel tells the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political dreams to DC, a city of idealism, ambition and complicated friendships among young Washington's aspiring elite"--
De liefste zus by Jennifer Close( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A Marriage of Convenience by Jennifer Close( file )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
A brilliantly funny novel about ambition and marriage from the best selling author of Girls in White Dresses, The Better Half tells the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political dreams to D.C., a city of idealism, gossip, and complicated friendships among young Washington's aspiring elite. When Beth arrives in Washington, D.C., she hates everything about it: the confusing traffic circles, the ubiquitous Ann Taylor suits, the humidity that descends each summer. At dinner parties, guests compare their security clearance levels. They leave their BlackBerrys on the table. They speak in acronyms. And once they realize Beth doesn't work in politics, they smile blandly and turn away. Soon Beth and her husband, Matt, meet a charismatic White House staffer named Jimmy and his wife, Ashleigh, and the four become inseparable, coordinating brunch, birthdays, and long weekends away. But as Jimmy's star rises higher and higher, their friendship--and Beth's relationship with Matt--is threatened by jealousy, competition and rumors. A glorious send-up of young D.C. and a blazingly honest portrait of a marriage, this is the finest work yet by one of our most beloved writers. From the Hardcover edition
 
Languages
English (54)
Polish (3)
Italian (2)
Dutch (2)
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