Jennifer Weiners talent shines like never before in this collection of short stories, following the tender, often hilarious, progress of love and relationships over the course of a lifetime. We meet Marlie Davidow, home alone with her new baby late one night, when she wanders onto her exs online wedding registry and wonders what if she had wound up with the guy not taken. We find Jessica Norton listing her beloved river-view apartment in the hope of winning her brokers heart.
And we follow an unlikely friendship between two very different new mothers, and the choices that bring them together-and pull them apart. The Guy Not Taken demonstrates Weiners amazing ability to create characters who feel like they could be your best friend (Janet Maslin) and to find hope and humor, longing and love in the hidden comers of our common experiences.