In this heartfelt and incisive new novel, Danielle Steel celebrates the virtues of unconventional beauty while exploring deeply resonant issues of weight, self-image, sisterhood, and family.
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Featuring: Victoria Dawson
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Victoria Dawson has always felt out of place in her family,
especially in body-conscious L.A. Her father, Jim, is tall
and slender, and her mother, Christina, is a fine-boned,
dark-haired beauty. Both are self-centered, outspoken, and
disappointed by their daughter's looks. While her parents
and sister can eat anything and not gain an ounce, Victoria
must watch everything she eats, as well as endure her
father's belittling comments about her body and see her
academic achievements go unacknowledged. Ice cream and
oversized helpings of all the wrong foods give her comfort,
but only briefly. The one thing she knows is that she has to
get away from home, and after college in Chicago, she moves
to New York City.
Behind Victoria is a lifetime of hurt and neglect she has
tried to forget, and even ice cream can no longer dull the
pain. Ahead is a challenge and a risk: to accept herself as
she is, celebrate it, and claim the victories she has fought
so hard for and deserves. Big girl or not, she is terrific
and discovers that herself.
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