First published in , Eat Me became an instant international bestseller—and caused a scandal in the US. Julia is a photographer, Chantal edits a fashion magazine, Helen is a feminist academic and Philippa is a writer. Sexy, intelligent, predatory, they are women of their time—but can we believe their wild and wicked descriptions of their erotic exploits? With a new introduction by Krissy Kneen, author of Affection and Triptych. She studied, lived and worked for nine years in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, before moving to Australia in Her first novel,

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Combine a saucy, Waiting to Exhale sort of girl-gossip tone with Vox's lusty sexuality and you get this witty, sophisticated if unfortunately titled tale of four Australian women friends' amatory peccadillos.

Julia, a photographer, adores younger men—even if they do exhibit a frustrating refusal to commit. Chantal, the anoretic fashion editor of a style magazine, prefers the safety of gay men to the arrogant hetero poseurs she's met in the past. And Philippa, a self-defined lesbian and voyeur, claims she keeps herself sexually satisfied by committing her erotic fantasies to paper.

Helen captivates her friends with an impossibly lush and funny fantasy of a seaside encounter with Rambo, then stuns them with the re-creation of a tryst with a truck driver.

Philippa is soon forgiven, though, as her friends note that she's as generous in print with her own past as with theirs.

Already a bestseller in its native Australia the author was raised in Connecticut but works as a freelance journalist in Sydney , this tossed salad of erotic scenarios charms as few examples of its genre ever have. A touching family drama that effectively explores the negative impact of stress on fragile relationships. A middle-aged woman returns to her childhood home to care for her ailing father, confronting many painful secrets from her past.

Gone is the rebellious young person she remembers, and in his place stands a compassionate, accomplished adult. As Jack and Mallory chase down answers, Mallory also tries to repair her rocky relationships with her two sisters and determine why her father has always been so hard on her. Even so, Delinsky sometimes manages to pick up the pace, and in those moments the beauty and nuance of this complicated family tale shine through.

A love letter to the power of books and friendship. Women become horseback librarians in s Kentucky and face challenges from the landscape, the weather, and the men around them. Alice thought marrying attractive American Bennett Van Cleve would be her ticket out of her stifling life in England. But when she and Bennett settle in Baileyville, Kentucky, she realizes that her life consists of nothing more than staying in their giant house all day and getting yelled at by his unpleasant father, who owns a coal mine.

And even though all this makes Margery a town pariah, Alice quickly grows to like her. Alice spends long days in terrible weather on horseback, but she finally feels happy in her new life in Kentucky, even as her marriage to Bennett is failing.

She writes about Kentucky with lush descriptions of the landscape and tender respect for the townspeople, most of whom are poor, uneducated, and grateful for the chance to learn.

Although Alice and Margery both have their own romances, the true power of the story is in the bonds between the women of the library. They may have different backgrounds, but their commitment to helping the people of Baileyville brings them together. Already have an account? Log in. Trouble signing in? Retrieve credentials. Sign Up. Page Count: Publisher: Broadway. No Comments Yet. More by Linda Jaivin. Page Count: Publisher: St.

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Linda Jaivin is the author of eight books, including the bestseller Eat Me — a romp through the lives of four Sydney women and their erotic exploits. Eat Me was her first novel and was a bestseller in Australia and overseas. She has also written several plays. Her latest is A Most Immoral Woman. Valerie Now, Linda, when and how did you decide that writing was going to be one of your main careers? When I was a little kid I wanted to be a librarian.


Linda Jaivin: Best-selling author of Eat Me

Eat Me. Linda Jaivin. Julia is a photographer. Chantal edits a fashion magazine. Helen is a feminist academic.


Combine a saucy, Waiting to Exhale sort of girl-gossip tone with Vox's lusty sexuality and you get this witty, sophisticated if unfortunately titled tale of four Australian women friends' amatory Interesting erotica from an Australian setting, though I believe the author is American by birth. This is the story of four women, and their erotic adventure and fantasies, but it has a much more Eat Me. Linda Jaivin. Julia, Chantal, Helen, and Philippa are the best of friends.

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