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Brenda Kovner is a 46 year old wife, mother of two grown sons, and a syndicated advice columnist. Brenda decides that she wants to sleep with a man other than her husband, and so she arranges to have three liasons with three different kinds ofd men. Meanwhile, her son Wally announces his engagement. When Brenda meets her future in-laws, she find Wally's new father in law to be an extremely unpleasant man. Mr. Monti is intent on stopping the wedding between Wally and his daughter, and he will resort to anything to stop it. He blackmails Brenda, and her other son, Jake. Brenda decides that out of love for her children, she must murder Mr. Monti. However, Brenda is not the murdering type, so she watches thrillers, and embarks one one failed scheme after another.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   In-laws Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of hetero sex Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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