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Avon, Mar 2004, 13.95
ISBN: 0060505672

In the Chicago area, Anise believes she lives the perfect yuppie life. She has a loving marriage to pharmaceutical executive David and a rewarding human resources job. However, when she is passed over for a promotion in her department by someone with much less experience and education then her, she begins to question her assessment of her life. Anise feels she is a victim of either racial or gender discrimination since she has three years HR experience and an MBA while the selected person has no HR experience and an undergraduate degree. However, he had the most important criteria: white male.
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David wants her to forget work and discrimination to concentrate on starting a family. Though hurt by his cavalier attitude about her career, Anise becomes even more disappointed as she also realizes that David is having an affair probably during his frequent business trips. Ignoring her broken heart instead of seeking family bliss, she decides to prove to her boss he made a mistake.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   rekindling lost love/marriage Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   women fighting for rights    -   racism!!!! Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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