All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner Sneak Peek
Jennifer Weiner is getting set to release a new book after a year long hiatus. All Fall Down debuts on June 17th at online retailers and in stores.
I’ve been a fan of Jennifer Weiner’s since reading Little Earthquakes about 8 years ago. I loved her writing style and then went out and bought a few more of her books including Good in Bed, Certain Girls, In Her Shoes and The Guy Not Taken. She’s an amazing storyteller and creates characters that I grow to know and love. I’ve still got a few more of her books to read. Check out the full list of her published work.
All Fall Down sounds like it’s going to be another winner! Here’s the synopsis:
Allison Weiss got her happy ending—a handsome husband, an adorable little girl, a job she loves, and a big house in the suburbs. But when she’s in the pediatrician’s office with her daughter and a magazine flips open to a quiz about addiction, she starts to wonder whether her use of prescription pills is becoming a problem. On the one hand, it’s just prescription medication, the stuff her doctors give her. Is a Percocet at the end of a hard day really different than a glass of wine? Is it such a bad thing to pop a Vicodin after a brutal Jump & Pump class…or after your husband ignores you?
Back in the car, with her daughter safely buckled behind her, Allison opens the Altoid tin in her purse and slips a chalky white oval underneath her tongue. The pill unties her knotted muscles, erases the grime and ugliness of the city, soothes her as she frets about the truth of her looking-good life: that her husband’s becoming distant, that her daughter is acting out, that her father’s early Alzheimer’s is worsening and her mother’s barely managing to cope. She tells herself that the pills let her make it through her days…but what if her ever-increasing drug use, a habit that’s becoming expensive and hard to hide, is turning into her biggest problem of all?
All Fall Down is the story of a woman’s slide into addiction and struggle to find her way back up again. With a sparkling comedic touch and tender, true-to-life characterizations, this tale of empowerment and redemption is Jennifer Weiner’s most poignant, timely, and triumphant story yet.
If you want to have a sneak peek, you can read the first chapter of All Fall Down right now!
Are you a fan of Jennifer Weiner? If so, what book was your favourite?