Four of A Kind

Four of A Kind

A Novel

Book - 2012
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"Once a month, four New York City moms forget about shaky marriages, rebellious children, and rocky careers--and place a bet on friendship. Besides the fact that their kids all attend the same fashionable Brooklyn Heights private school, Bess, Robin, Carla, and Alicia have little in common. Thrown together on the tony school's Diversity Committee, the women impulsively turn their awkward first meeting into a boisterous game of poker. Instead of betting with chips or pocket change, however, they play for intimate secrets about their lives. Soon enough, virtual strangers are transformed into close confidantes. As the Diversity Commitee meetings become a highly anticipated monthly ritual, the new friends reveal more with each game. Appearances deceive. Picture-perfect housewife Bess struggles to relate to her surly teenage daughter and judgmental mother. Robin, a bohemian single mom, grapples with the truth concerning her child's real father. Carla, an ambitious African American doctor, attempts to balance the colossal demands of her family with her dream of owning her own private practice. And to distract herself from her troubled marriage, shy copywriter Alicia fantasizes about an attractive younger colleague. Putting all their cards on the table, the four women grow to rely on one another, bracing for one final showdown"--
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 344 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780345525413
9780345525406
Branch Call Number: Fran

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mjemmert Aug 15, 2012

I LOVED this book. I happened upon it when I was looking for another book in the mid-manhattan library. I love that it's set in Brooklyn. I was hooked in the first chapter. This is one of those books that you can't wait to get on the subway so you can read. I also took away so much from the book, such as taking control of what you can in your life, while realizing nothing is perfect but it's still good.

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LeslieP9
Jul 27, 2012

Four women drawn together initially to be part of a diversity committee evolve into meeting regularly to play poker and support each other. They find that they are diverse, but maybe not so much in ways that were initially apparent. It's a good summer read.

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mjemmert Aug 15, 2012

"He might very well be a kind, forgiving man who longed for a family. On the other hand, he could turn out to be an asshole piece of shit. Well, Robin was going to find out. she decided - quite suddently and painlessly - to go for it. No more early folds. Robin would stay in the game until she saw the river."

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