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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,592 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Melissa Bank Narrator: Melissa Ban Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Melissa Bank’s runaway best seller, The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing, charmed readers and critics alike with its wickedly insightful, tender look at a young woman’s forays into love, work, and friendship. Now, with The Wonder Spot, Bank is back with her signature combination of devilishly self-deprecating humor, seriousness, and wisdom.

Nothing comes easily to Sophie Applebaum, the black sheep of her family trying to blend in with the herd. Uneasily situated between two brothers, Sophie first appears as the fulcrum and observer of her clan in “Boss of the World.” Then, at college, in “The Toy Bar,” she faces a gauntlet of challenges as Best Friend to the dramatic and beautiful Venice Lambourne, curator of “perfect things.” In her early twenties, Sophie is dazzled by the possibilities of New York City during the Selectric typewriter era, only to land solidly back in Surrey, PA, after her father’s death.

The Wonder Spot follows Sophie’s quest for her own identity: who she is, what she loves, whom she loves, and occasionally whom she feels others should love, over the course of twenty-five years. In an often-disappointing world, Sophie listens closely to her own heart. And when she experiences her ‘Aha!’ moments, her own personal wonder spots, it’s the real thing. In this tremendous follow-up to The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing, Bank again shares her vast talent for capturing a moment, taking it to heart, and giving it back to her readers.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Eliza | 2/10/2014

    " This book follows the trials and tribulations of a girl trying to find herself and love. I found myself living through the character- loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carolyn | 2/9/2014

    " meh! It's o.k. A good way to fill in the blanks at the beach. Sophie is a bit pathetic, but embarrassingly relate-able. "

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

    " This is the second book for Melissa Bank. Her first book, The Girls Guide to Fishing and Hunting, is one of those books I read in one sitting. Her second book is just as fabulous- I highly reccomend both reads. She is very relatable and likable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by mona | 2/9/2014

    " i don't know what curtis sittenfeld is going on about. wonder spot made me like my life a bit more. to her credit, sittenfeld writes a better plot. but sometimes you don't always need a story. sometimes you just need good company. "

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