The Wonder Spot

The Wonder Spot

Book - 2005
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Melissa Bank's runaway bestseller, 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 Spotfollows 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 25 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.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2005.
ISBN: 9780670034116
0670034118
Characteristics: 324 p. 24 cm.

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donna_james
Dec 22, 2015

Reviewed in O Magazine - June 2005

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cmallama
May 05, 2014

Recommended for those who enjoyed The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing.

mrsgail5756 Jan 08, 2014

A very good book. Not to be missed.

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tuttleliz
May 28, 2013

I really love Melissa Bank's humor...her witty sarcasm cracks me up everytime. The book was just okay and a bit disconnected, more like short stories than a novel.

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ll_mademoiselle
Jan 28, 2010

I love love LOVE Melissa Bank. Every insight seems dead on - perfect reading for the meandering modern woman. My only complaint is that she is not a more prolific author.

jessikah Jan 13, 2010

Can be read as a novel or a series of short stories. Humerous stories about a 20-something dating in New York.

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