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Slow Dancing: A Novel

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Before SEX IN THE CITY there was SLOW DANCING, which first Knopf published in 1985. It was shortlisted for the LA Times Fiction Prize, and the National Book Award. Cynical about the world and her life in particular, edgy young attorney Lexi encounters an investigative reporter who quietly challenges her perspectives and pushes her to make changes by asking questions and ...more
ebook, 324 pages
Published August 1st 2013 by Open Road Media (first published 1985)
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Krista
Jul 30, 2013 Krista rated it really liked it
This is basically a well written book, except sometimes it was difficult to figure out who was speaking certain lines, etc. I had to go back & re-read a few things to keep everything straight. The storyline was good, although a little slow in parts. It did keep me entertained, so I give it 3.5 stars, rounded to 4.

I received this ARC free from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
georgia
Aug 27, 2013 georgia rated it it was ok
1985 276 pages

this is one of the national book award nominees for this year. authors debut book. bi-coastal late 20 to very early 30's people figuring how to define them self after the ideal college job is not so ideal. 2 women is portrayed as lesbians or not through the book. reader knows they are not. men come and go until they finally show up. choppy book to read
Cheryl Jones
Jan 28, 2016 Cheryl Jones rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book as a single 25 year old. It made a lasting impression on me, so much so that I could quote some lines from it, but couldn't remember the title for many years! It's a coming of age story but not appropriate for YA audiences. Very well written with memorable characters.
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Ok but missing the great writing you would want from a "serious book" and not light enough to be chick litt.
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Elizabeth Benedict is bestselling novelist, journalist, editor, writing coach, and teacher of creative writing. She's the author of five novels and of THE JOY OF WRITING SEX: A GUIDE FOR FICTION WRITERS, and editor of three anthologies: the just published ME, MY HAIR AND I: 27 WOMEN UNTANGLE AN OBSESSION, the NYTIMES bestseller, WHAT MY MOTHER GAVE ME: 31 WOMEN ON THE GIFTS THAT MATTERED MOST and ...more
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