LaBan, Elizabeth

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Beside Herself

This book begins quickly with an intriguing premise that slows down significantly partway through. LaBan gives voice to the conflicting thoughts and emotions spouses experience following infidelity, but some of the characters feel underdeveloped as the plot takes off.
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Not Perfect

A highly relatable and believable story that addresses self-image, shame, friendships, abandonment, and rebuilding a life.
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The Restaurant Critic's Wife

Sam's attitude throughout the book is hard to swallow, but Lila is a gripping character. Author LaBan (The Tragedy Paper), who is married to a restaurant critic, excellently makes the joys and difficulties of young motherhood feel real on the page. Readers who are in the thick of raising a young family will enjoy, as will foodies looking for insight into the restaurant world.

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