Little Earthquakes

By Jennifer Weiner

Little Earthquakes - Jennifer Weiner
  • Release Date: 2004-09-14
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 226 Ratings


First comes love. Then comes marriage. And then things start to get really interesting...
In Good in Bed, Cannie Shapiro conquered public heartbreak and shaky self-esteem. In In Her Shoes, Rose and Maggie Feller learned about family secrets and the ties that bind. Now, in Jennifer Weiner's richest, wittiest, most true-to-life novel yet, this highly acclaimed storyteller brings readers a tale of romance, friendship, forgiveness, and extreme sleep deprivation, as three very different women navigate one of life's most wonderful and perilous transitions: the journey of new motherhood.
Rebecca Rothstein-Rabinowitz is a plump, sexy chef who has a wonderful husband, supportive friends, a restaurant that's received citywide acclaim, a beautiful baby girl...and the mother-in-law from hell.
Kelly Day's life looks picture-perfect. But behind the doors of her largely empty apartment, she's struggling to balance work and motherhood and marriage, while entering Oliver's every move (and movement) on a spreadsheet, and dealing with an unemployed husband who seems content to channel-surf for eight hours a day.
And Ayinde Towne is already on shaky ground, trying to live her life to the letter of a how-to guide called Baby Success, when her basketball superstar husband breaks her trust at the most vulnerable moment in her life, putting their marriage in peril -- and their new family even more in the public eye.
Then there's Lia Frederick, a Philadelphia native who has just come home, leaving Los Angeles behind, along with her glamorous Hollywood career, her husband, and a tragic secret, to start her life all over again.
With her trademark warmth and humor, Weiner tells the story of what happens after happily ever after...and how an eight-pound bundle of joy can shake up every woman's sense of herself in the world around her.
From prenatal yoga to postbirth sex, from sisters and husbands to mothers and mothers-in-law, Little Earthquakes is a frank, funny, fiercely perceptive Diaper Genie-eye view of the comedies and tragedies of love and marriage.


  • Little earthquakes

    By EmoSakura
    Excellent . IF all new mothers had this book, they would understand they are not alone.
  • Great Read!

    By Stepcb1021
    The book moved quickly, made you feel every bit of the women experienced and gave a real sense that you know these women. I loved it and will highly recommend it to the women in my life!
  • Excellent read

    By Mommy of AJ & MJ
    I loved this book! It was well written and I was able to relate to almost all of the mothers at some point, except Lia/Lisa. I recommended this book to my friends. I hope they enjoy it as much as I did!
  • True Life

    By Dawnzie
    I am a mother of a 9 month boy and this book allowed me to laugh at my life!! Jennifer writes from such a honest place.
  • Great Story, Well-Told

    By Emtaylor1
    Loved the stories of these women and the witty writing style. The book made me both laugh and cry, which is always nice. I'm an editor so the several editorial discrepancies/spelling errors bothered me a little. Not enough to ruin the book for me though... I still enjoyed it and would recommend it.
  • Little earthquakes

    By JohannaKay
    I love love love this book. Simply amazing writing.
  • Little Earthquakes

    By Signedsara
    One of my favorites! JW was able to get every emotion out of me. Not sure that I have ever laughed so hard while reading! Can't wait to read another.