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Waiting on Wednesday: Such a Pretty Face by Cathy Lamb

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Product Description

In this warm, funny, thoroughly candid novel, acclaimed author Cathy Lamb introduces an unforgettable heroine who's half the woman she used to be, and about to find herself for the first time...Two years and 170 pounds ago, Stevie Barrett was wheeled into an operating room for surgery that most likely saved her life. Since that day, a new Stevie has emerged, one who walks without wheezing, plants a garden for self-therapy, and builds and paints fantastical wooden chairs. At thirty-five, Stevie is the one thing she never thought she'd be: thin. But for everything that's changed, some things remain the same. Stevie's shyness refuses to melt away. She still can't look her neighbours' gorgeous great-nephew in the eye. The Portland law office where she works remains utterly dysfunctional, as does her family - the aunt, uncle, and cousins who took her in when she was a child. To top it off, her once supportive best friend clearly resents her weight loss. By far the biggest challenge in Stevie's new life lies in figuring out how to define her new self. Collaborating with her cousins to plan her aunt and uncle's problematic fortieth anniversary party, Stevie starts to find some surprising answers - about who she is, who she wants to be, and how the old Stevie evolved in the first place. And with each revelation, she realizes the most important part of her transformation may not be what she's lost, but the courage and confidence she's gathering, day by day. 

Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington (July 27, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0758229550
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758229557 


  1. I think this sounds really good!

  2. Great pick...I've enjoyed her other books, so this one's going on my list!

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  4. This sounds amazing! Nice pick!

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  5. I've seen this one around, but hadn't actually read the summary until now. Sounds great! Will add to wish list.

  6. Great pick, I have this at home and can't wait to read it! My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

  7. This sounds really interesting! I think I'd seen the cover, but not the summary. Thanks for sharing!

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