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Heartburn by Nora Ephron
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Aug 14, 09

Read in August, 2009, read count: 1

Many features about the movie "Julie and Julia" make reference to director Nora Ephron's landmark 1983 novel that combined recipes with a plotline. Perhaps it was for this reason that my expectations were raised too high. Sure, the story is compelling, but Ephron's Rachel can be a whiner of the highest degree. At times, I found myself understanding why she had such rough relationships.

Rachel Statson is 38 and on her second marriage when she discovers her husband is cheating. She is also seven months pregnant with her second child. It seems that this should be an extremely easy charachter to sympathize with, but Rachel is also very real and not without flaws. The book remains remarkably contemporary considering its publication date. I'm not sorry I read this, but wouldn't recommend it to others.
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