The Superpower of Love

The Superpower of Love

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
When one of her friends decides to get married, Simone "Sim" Purdy finds her perfectly balanced world thrown into chaos and attempts to retain her composure by trying to keep her group of friends together.

Holtzbrinck
A witty novel about the changing balance of power among friends when live-in relationships lead to marriages. Simone "Sim" Purdy is the linchpin of a postcollege circle of friends, established couples, who are thrown into unexpected turmoil when one of them sets a wedding date. This catalyst for change is something Sim is determined to resist to the extent of her not insubstantial powers. Her equanimity rests on the foundation of: Vanessa & Nicholas, Matt & Lucy, Eve & Campbell, and Hazel, her shy neighbor, alone. (Sim's single slip -- a one-night stand with Andrew Johnson, who now lives with Gillian -- is never to be mentioned, lest it jeopardize her own relationship with Francis.) When Campbell leaves Eve for the hideous Rory Napper, Sim enlists them all in an effort to restore the previous status quo. But Eve has begun to suspect that she might actually be better off with someone new. Sim's efforts threaten to backfire, but she will not be permanently subdued.

Blackwell North Amer
Ebullient soap opera script writer Simone "Sim" Purdy is the linchpin of a circle of friends, established post-collegiate couples. She is a manipulator of the nicest kind; she always acts from the best of motives. When Matt and Lucy announce a wedding date, the other couples are thrown off balance: Campbell even leaves Eve for another woman.
Sim springs into action, determined to restore the previous status quo. But Eve has begun to suspect that she might actually be better off with someone new. And some of the others, even Francis who loves Sim, think that perhaps she should simply mind her own business. Sim's frantic and funny efforts threaten to backfire, but she will not be permanently subdued.

Baker
& Taylor

When one of her friends decides to get married, Simone "Sim" Purdy finds her perfectly balanced world thrown into chaos and attempts to retain her composure by trying to keep them all together, but things don't go as planned, in an entertaining story that explores the shift of power among friends when live-in relationships lead to marriages. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Press, 2002.
ISBN: 9781569472811
1569472815
Characteristics: 439 p. ; 21 cm.

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