This One Is Mine: A Novel by Maria SempleThis One Is Mine: A Novel by Maria Semple

This One Is Mine: A Novel

byMaria Semple

Mass Market Paperback | December 20, 2016

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Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills with David, her rock-and-roll manager husband, and her darling toddler, Dot. She has the perfect life--except that she's deeply unhappy. David expects the world of Violet but gives little of himself in return. When she meets Teddy, a roguish small-time bass player, Violet comes alive, and soon she's risking everything for the chance to find herself again. Also in the picture are David's hilariously high-strung sister, Sally, on the prowl for a successful husband, and Jeremy, the ESPN sportscaster savant who falls into her trap. For all their recklessness, Violet and Sally will discover that David and Jeremy have a few surprises of their own. THIS ONE IS MINE is a compassionate and wickedly funny satire about our need for more--and the often disastrous choices we make in the name of happiness.
Maria Semple is the author ofWhere'd You Go, Bernadette,which has been translated into seventeen languages, andToday Will Be Different. She lives in Seattle.
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Title:This One Is Mine: A NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 6.75 × 4.25 × 1 inPublished:December 20, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316551732

ISBN - 13:9780316551731

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not what I expected After reading Where'd You Go Bernadette, I was excited to read this book but the storyline and writing style was completely unexpected. I managed to get through and eventually got into it to the point of wanting to know what happened. But I was glad when it was done.
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible book Don't even bother, just skip to her second and third books. I don't even want to give it 1 star, but I have to in order to let you all know how awful this book is. I thankfully read 'Where did you go Bernadette' first. Now that is a good book! I assumed this one would also be good, based on my previous reading and I was wrong.
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Solid Maria Semple stuff I liked it. I like her writing on a book-by-book basis. I am starting to notice that her books are all similar though: heroine with 1st world problems, but lots of money, clout, status, and brains. Fun stuff, but not something I'll keep on my shelves for a re-read. I do like that her characters are never "all good" or "pure evil". They're just people.
Date published: 2017-04-12