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Monday, November 4, 2013 10:28 am
Chick Lit Grows Up (a bit)
Posted by: Karen Kleckner Keefe

bridgetBridget Jones is back. Older, wiser, widowed. Well, maybe not wiser. In Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, we meet a newly-widowed mum who is as flummoxed by middle-age as she was by her life as an insecure singleton. Readers ready to trade tales of bar-hopping hijinx for witty domestic drama, might enjoy these other women’s fiction gems.


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