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by Karen V. Siplin

His Insignificant Other: A Novel download ebook
ISBN:
0743222784
ISBN13:
978-0743222785
Author:
Karen V. Siplin
Publisher:
Free Press; First Edition edition (May 28, 2002)
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Pages:
272 pages
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1130 kb
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1719 kb
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Contemporary
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Rating:
4.2

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His Insignificant Other book. His Insignificant Other" is one of the funniest and most endearing debut novels to hit the shelf since "Bridget Jones's Diary. With a freshness and wit that is at times laugh-out-loud funny, at others heartbreaking, Karen V. Siplin brings to life a truly memorable character. They say there are few guarantees in life, but when you're a woman on the verge of turning thirt "His Insignificant Other" is one of the funniest and most endearing debut novels to hit the shelf since "Bridget Jones's Diary.

His Insignificant Other is one of the funniest and most endearing debut novels to hit the shelf since Bridget Jones's Diary. Blessings on Karen Siplin. Yesterday I had jury duty and her first novel, His Insignificant Other, saved my sanity.

Blessings on Karen Siplin. I loved this book even more than Such a Girl - which I also greatly admired - and I hope that all those who only read the second will go back and read the first.

Significant Others (1987) is the fifth book in the Tales of the City series by American novelist Armistead Maupin. It originally was serialized in the San Francisco Examiner. It is now 1985 and much of the action is set in the Russian River area north of San Francisco

His Insignificant Other is a deftly written novel that's hilarious, sentimental and sa. Karen Siplin manages to capture all the seething mistrust, bitterness, passive aggression and mind games that come with true love.

His Insignificant Other is a deftly written novel that's hilarious, sentimental and sad. Hilarious because it shows that when people lie about their feelings they do truly triflin' things. Sentimental because sometimes taking chances means divorcing yourself from bad things, even if they are familiar. His Insignificant Other is a smart, witty story of one woman's journey through the minefield of sex, career, firemen and friendships.

Published 2002 by Free Press in New York. African American women college teachers, Man-woman relationships, Single women, Women, Friendship, Fiction.

New York London Toronto Sydney. Also by karen siplin. His insignificant other. 1230 Avenue of the Americas. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form whatsoever

And Karen Vail is a great character.

His series protagonist, FBI profiler Karen Vail, resonates with both female and male readers, and writers such as Nelson DeMille, James Patterson, and Michael Connelly have called Vail one of the most compelling heroes in suspense fiction. Jacobson’s books have been published internationally, and several have been optioned for film and television. And Karen Vail is a great character.

From Karen Siplin, the author of His Insignificant Other and Such a Girl, comes a passionate and edgy love story . Such a Girl : A Novel. Book Description Karen Siplin, whose first novel, His . т 2098. Girl on a Motorcycle.

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From Karen Siplin, the author of His Insignificant Other and Such a Girl, comes a passionate and edgy love story about a savvy female celebrity photographer and a small-town white contractor that asks.

From Karen Siplin, the author of His Insignificant Other and Such a Girl, comes a passionate and edgy love story about a savvy female celebrity photographer and a small-town white contractor that asks, "Where does a black woman born and raised in the big city go when she wants to escape, and what happens when she gets there?" . After the brutal attack, which sees both her motorcycle and camera equipment stolen, she finds herself left with only her helmet, a few clothes, and a bag of money she swiped from her attacker. Disillusioned and hurt, Jimi chooses to recuperate in a nearby town where she meets Caleb Atwood, a local contractor fighting his own demons.

Brooklyn native living in Manhattan. She recently began publishing multicultural romance novels by other authors. People in publishing thought that black romance wouldn’t sell, which blew my mind, she said. The Changing Face of Romance Novels. Some publishers are starting to acquire books written by black, Asian and other minority writers that feature more character diversity, but barriers remain. 25 June 2018 ·. Brandy Colbert's novel 'Little & Lion' wins the 2018 Stonewall Book Award. I write to reflect the world around m.

Satisfied with her life as an adjunct film professor, African-American woman Casey Beck finds things unraveling in the discovery that her boyfriend, whom she had believed to be perfect, is having a relationship with his ex-girlfriend, a situation that prompts Casey to face her insecurity and possessiveness as well as her true feelings for her boyfriend. 30,000 first printing.
Reviews:
  • Braned
I really took a liking to the graphics on the cover of this hardback novel, and that's what initially drew me in. What kept me interested was the storyline itself; I found it to be the tale of a woman on the cusp of thirty, who is just beginning to come into her own. Casey Beck has a film degree and has "settled" for teaching at a local New York college, not knowing what else to do. She's "in love" with John Paul, her boyfriend of 5 years....but the return of his ex-girlfriend, Mali, has sent her entire life into something of a tailspin. What follows are confrontations (as all travel in the same circle of friends) and what I considered to be avoidable drama. Although I liked the author's reading style, I found this novel to be riveting...in much the same way one cannot avoid viewing a train wreck. I found NONE of the characters at all likeable--not sure if that's a reflection of the storyline itself or a lack of character development on the part of the author. The behavior of all of the friends involved--Mali, Polo, Peter, you name it--I found to be unbelievable and borderline ridiculous.

Three stars mainly because I'm having difficulty separating my dislike for the characters from my enjoyment of the book itself. I would recommend this tale as an enjoyable, light, read.

DYB
  • Vetitc
I read Ms. Siplin's first chapter on her website and was so wrapped up in her main character, that I immediately received the book to read, and I'm so glad I did. I read it in one sitting, and it is already up on my fave list of 2002.
In His Insignificant Other, we have Casey Beck, a 29-year-old sister who lives in Brooklyn, New York. As the novel opens, Casey has been celibate for several months, blocking the loving from her boyfriend, a man who confessed of having a one night stand with his ex -- the beautiful Mali -- a month into their relationship. Casey is finally about to release her celibacy-induced build up on her anniversary when the most surprising thing happens. Mali returns...and she needs a place to stay. Casey, not wanting to lead the ex to her man, agrees to let her stay with her, and thus begins the bedhopping, dramaful, reflective, hilarious, yet serious novel that Siplin has penned.
I fell in love with the main character, Casey. Her narration of the story was real to me; I saw this sister, I felt for her, and I understood her confusion of the situation she was dealing with. The friendship between Casey and her best friend, Ariadne, was a great one, and believe me when I say there is enough drama and sexcapades in this novel to keep you flipping the pages with fervor, trying to figure out what happens, who ends up with who, and who will finally get his or her life in order.
For a debut novel, I am truly impressed with Ms. Siplin's writing style, dialogue and narrative in His Insignificant Other.
I definitely will be on the lookout for future works!
Shon Bacon
  • Uste
Casey falls asleep while waiting for her boyfriend, John Paul, so they can celebrate an anniversary of togetherness when suddenly she is awakened. Someone is in the room with her. It is not John Paul as she had hoped, but Mali, John Paul's former girlfriend. Mali has just returned to the United States from a trip abroad and has nowhere to stay. Mali pleads with Casey to let her stay with her until she can resolve her homeless situation. Of course Casey's first thought is "no way" but she is also astute enough to know that if she doesn't agree to help her, Mali will simply go to John Paul and beg to stay in his apartment. Casey feels insecure because John Paul has cheated on her with Mali in the past. He claims it was only once but Casey doesn't want to put that temptation before either of them again.

This book is sad and funny at the same time as Casey attempts to find out who she really is, what she will tolerate and whether or not John Paul truly loves her and is the man for her. In her search, we meet her friends. These young people occasionally switch partners, disapprove of each other's mates, throw wild parties, all in the name of searching for their future.

It is a clever, well written novel that is entertaining and a pleasure to read. While the subject is serious, there are some scenes that will have you laughing out loud. It is a very realistic look into the lives of twenty-something people.

Reviewed by alice Holman

of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers