The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

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"The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing maps the progress of Jane Rosenal as she sets out on a personal and spirited expedition through the perilous terrain of sex, love, relationships, and the treacherous waters of the workplace. What is love, she wonders, as she scrutinizes the wiles and ways of older, possibly wiser women; casts a questioning eye toward various species of couples; and holds out her wrists for a spritz of perfume from her beautiful boss ... How do you find it (and keep it) - and above all, who makes the rules?" "In the throes of a budding romance, Jane repairs to the self-help shelves to take a sojourn with authors Bouncy Bonnie and Blown-Dry Faith, who whisper in her ear and tell her what the rules are - in their terms. "Wear your hair long ... Don't say 'I love you' first ... Don't accept a date less than four days in advance ..." and above all, "Don't be funny! ... Men like femininity," Faith says, crossing her legs. "Humor isn't feminine ..."" "When she is swept off her feet by an older man and into a Fitzgeraldesque world of cocktail parties, country houses, and rules-that-were-made-to-be-broken, Jane learns what it means when her lover says he wants "to everything" with her, and the stakes become far too high." "A floating house in St. Croix (after a soul-stripping game of strip poker) has its own lesson to teach, as do a couple of sexy, come-and-go boyfriends, a drama around a Greenwich Village kitchen table, and a never-ending bloop-yatty-bloop wedding reception. Finally, when Jane has gone in all the wrong directions (but for all the right reasons), she learns not only when to fish and when to cut bait, but who really makes the rules."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Viking, c1999
ISBN: 9780670883004
067088300X
9780140293241
0140293248
Characteristics: 274 p

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franque
Jul 03, 2015

Delightful, funny (especially at the beginning), and a great beach read for women who like women that tend to think a lot.

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hdowley
Jun 10, 2015

This was a generally easy and enjoyable read. The only thing about it that was a bit challenging was that there were often big jumps in time and perspective between chapters which made it hard to follow at times.

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 16, 2014

This charming collection of linked stories features Jane Rosenal – a generous, insightful young woman growing up in confusing times. Jane is both light and serious, a lucky character drawn by a gifted writer. Recommended for readers who enjoyed Cowboys Are My Weakness by Pam Houston.

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skye97
Jan 23, 2011

I *like* (not love) Melissa Bank's style of writing. It is simple and straightforward, and though it doesn't delve too deeply into her characters' inner workings and motivations, it is entertaining. If this were a novel, I would have given it about 3 1/2 stars. However, it's actually a collection of short stories that are not even in chronological order, making it difficult to follow Jane's life. And, apparently one of the stories is about an entirely different character (though I didn't finish the book). So, if you like understated short stories that are not related other than (mostly) sharing the same main character, then this is the book for you.

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