Girls' Guide to Hunting & Fishing: A Novel [Hardcover]
This series of interconnected stories--which describe often-poignant situations in the snarky narrative voice of Jane Rosenal--follows Jane through her young life. The first story begins with Jane as a wise-beyond-her-years 14-year old. In subsequent stories, she copes with a series of Mr. Wrongs, an affair with a much older man, the death of her beloved father from cancer, and her doomed career in publishing. When THE GIRLS' GUIDE TO HUNTING AND FISHING was first published, in 1999, it was a huge bestseller as well as a critical success; it was perhaps the book that ushered in the now highly popular genre known as "chick lit." But Melissa Bank's story cycle is not only fun to read--it's a literate and observant tale of a young woman's coming of age and beyond.