Skinny (Paperback)

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"Skinnywill be my go-to recommendation all year for anyone who wants smart, endearing, beautifully written women's fiction." --Allison Winn Scotch, New York Times bestselling author of TheOne That I Want and Time of My Life

"Spechler...transcends melodrama and clichewith striking sensitivity and delicate touch." --Boston Globe

To escape thegrief she feels following her father's death, twenty-six year old Brooklynite Gray Lachmann becomesa counselor at a summer camp for overweight children, where she discovers shehas her own demons to battle both emotionally and physically. In Skinny, the ambitious, accomplished, anddarkly humorous second novel fromreader-favorite Diana Spechler--author of Who ByFire and acontributor to Rumpus Women Volume 1--a vividly realized cast of characters mustcome to terms with eating disorders, buried secrets, and the trials of growingup.

Praise For…


“Add me to what is sure to be a very long list of Diana Spechler fans. Skinny will be my go-to recommendation all year for anyone who wants smart, endearing, beautifully written women’s fiction.”
-Allison Winn Scotch, New York Times bestselling author of The One That I Want and Time of My Life

“Spechler’s meditation on the nature of hunger is both touching and surprising, as Skinny boldly explores the connection between our emotional and physical appetites. Her characters and their stories stayed with me long after I put her book down.”
-Janelle Brown, bestselling author of All We Ever Wanted Was Everything and This Is Where We Live

“Diana Spechler writes like a dream. In Skinny, she masterfully explores the relationship between food and pain, between love and heartbreak. And what Spechler most magically captures is the elusive feeling of longing. And how, on its other side, we sometimes find what we needed all along.”
-Laura Dave, author of The Divorce Party and London Is The Best City in America

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062020369
ISBN-10: 0062020366
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: April 26th, 2011
Pages: 337
Language: English
Series: P.S.