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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (378 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellen Meister Narrator: Lisa Kudrow Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When a Hollywood location scout comes to Applewood, Long Island, and announces that the local elementary school might make the perfect backdrop for an upcoming George Clooney movie, the PTA’s decorum crumbles like a cookie from last week’s bake sale. Enter Maddie, Ruth, and Lisa, three women who become the glue that holds the project together . . . and wind up forging a bond of friendship stronger than anyone could imagine. A good thing, too, because each one of them is about to come apart. Maddie Schein, an ex-lawyer trying hard to fit in and save her marriage, gets knocked off balance by Jack Rose, an old college friend hell-bent on seducing her. Ruth Moss - rich, sexy, and outspoken - has more to give and less to enjoy than most people think. Indeed, since her husband’s stroke left him embarrassingly uninhibited yet completely impotent, she’s more of a caretaker than a wife. And modest Lisa Slotnick, a loving parent who wants nothing more than to fade into the scenery as she tends to her children, must deal with the humiliation of being thrust into the spotlight by her scandalous, alcoholic mother. When these three get together, a powerful alliance is formed. But is it strong enough to overcome the obstacles to getting the movie made in their town? And will their friendship be enough to mend their hearts and homes? Join them as they reach for the stars . . . and try to pull off a Hollywood ending of their own. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kat Lombard | 2/15/2014

    " I enjoyed this novel,though I liked some of the story lines better than others. There were some amusing moments and some that were quite tender, and no one was one note. I found some of it to be a bit cheesy, a bit too "chick lit" cliche, but seeing as that's what this book is, it fit. The overall theme of the power of friendship and love was great. I read the book mostly because Ellen Meister has some other novels I'm interested in, with premises that are more my thing (visits from Dorothy Parker's ghost!) Having read Applewood, I am excited to see what Ms. Meister can do with subjects that are a bit more my taste. My personal opinion about chick lit aside, if like well-rounded female characters, you'll find Ellen Meister definitely knows how to write them. And you'll find yourself connecting to them in one way or another. To me, that's the best achievement of this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pamela | 2/13/2014

    " A satirical romp through the thickets of PTA dreaming and scheming--with a fun and poignant plot involving George Clooney, a disappointed wife, an almost-widow, and a neglected daughter looking for her place in the world. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Teddy | 2/10/2014

    " It took me a while to get into this book and I really didn't like the characters at first. They grew on me after a while and I am glad I finished it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Danica | 2/9/2014

    " a fun 'chick lit' read with plenty of humor and 'spice' "

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