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Lucinda Rosenfeld coming to New Dominion October 9

From New Dominion Bookshop:

Lucinda Rosenfeld will read from her new novel and sign copies of

I’m So Happy for You

Friday, October 9 at 5:30 PM

What if your best friend, whom you’ve always counted on to flail around in love and luck, suddenly starts to surpass you in every way?

This is what happens to Wendy Murman, whose best friend Daphne has always been dependably prone to catastrophe. And Wendy has always been there to help. When Daphne goes from suicidal to “supposedly” in love with a very eligible bachelor, Wendy keeps her cool and offers her encouragement. But when Daphne is suddenly engaged, pregnant, and decorating a fabulous townhouse—in what seems like seconds to Wendy—she is … not so happy for her. Caught between wanting to be the best friend a girl could ask for and her crippling jealousy of flighty Daphne, Wendy takes things to the extreme—lying her way into appointments with fertility specialists, making the world’s most offensive wedding toast, and even defacing her own baby shower gift for Daphne with a black Sharpie. So consumed is she by the fear that her own life is not quite what she planned, Wendy wages what seems to be a full-scale attack on her best friend—all the while wearing her best, I’m-so-happy-for-you smile—and ends up in way over her head.

Rosenfeld has a knack for exposing the not-always-pretty side of being best friends—in writing that is glittering and diamond-sharp. I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU is a smart, darkly humorous, and uncannily dead-on novel about female friendship.

Lucinda Rosenfeld has a written a funny, chocolate-dark, and altogether outstanding novel that will very likely seduce critics and many, many thousands of readers. I’m so happy for her.

—Joseph O’Neill, author of Netherland

Lucinda Rosenfeld has written a finely observed and witty account of the jealousies that lurk within even the kindest female hearts.

—Zoë Heller, author of Notes on a Scandal

Lucinda Rosenfeld has it—the Trollope thing, the Jacqueline Susann thing. This is the novel as drunken, near-rapturous dinner party. Did you hear what happened? I’m So Happy for You is garrulous, scandalous, convivial, and immensely satisfying.

—Virginia Heffernan, co-author of The Underminer: The Best Friend Who Casually Destroys Your Life

Lucinda Rosenfeld is the author of the novels What She Saw … and Why She Went Home. Her fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, Creative Non-Fiction, Glamour, and other magazines. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and two young daughters.

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