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Fashionably LateAd Karen's carefully stitched Iife begins to unravel and she suddenly finds herself on the brink of losing her company her husband and the only family she has ever known Now Karen must decide which of her dreams she still wantsbecause keeping them alive is going to be the hardest thing she's ever had to. Classic Olivia Goldsmith feminist theme uirky characters puns aboundingI think Karen Kahn is Goldsmith's ultimate Mary Sue a woman who is not classically beautiful but nonetheless desired by every man because she's SO TALENTED She's also admired by every woman because she's SO TALENTED Exceptions being really bad people of course but they're just threatened go figure because she's just SO TALENTED She is also good hearted and of the people and the fact that she spends money like a drunken sailor doesn't take away from her strong moral compass She is totally committed to elevating the sartorial standards of the common folk and paying good wages to employees even though she never really seems to grapple with how to manage both of those sometimes competing aimsBut whatever It's a fun read with a happy ending

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DOWNLOAD ó Fashionably Late Æ All of designer Karen Kahn's dreams seem to be coming true She's been honored with the fashion industry's most coveted award her marriage is thriving and some very impressive money is being dangled in front of her in a proposed buyout The only thing missing is that which she craves most a baby Then shereceives the heartbreaAll of designer Karen Kahn's dreams seem to be coming true She's been honored with the fashion industry's most coveted award her marriage is thriving and some very impressive money is being dangled in front of her in a proposed buyout The only thing missing is that which she craves most a baby Then shere. FASHIONABLY LATE was first published in 1994 It wasn’t one of Olivia Goldsmith’s most successful books—I bet those were THE FIRST WIVES CLUB THE BESTSELLER and MARRYING MOM—but since she was a superstar novelist all her novels sold well Deservedly so in my opinionIt’s the story of Karen Kahn a New York fashion designer at the peak of her career But her personal life is lacking Though married to a man she adores she discovers she cannot bear a child And she desperately wants one Nor does she have much closeness with her mother a pretty chilly character Karen believes that’s because she’s adopted She goes in search of her bio mom well aware that could bring a whole new round of heartache Which it does though not the way I expectedI enjoyed the book Goldsmith did something you don’t see much nowadays in contemporary women’s fiction She deeply researched an area—usually an industry—so that the reader feels plunged into that milieu I’m dating myself because that was a staple of women’s fiction in the nineties It’s something I do in my own writing largely because learning about one field or another is really fun for me I enjoyed when work—even hyped up dramatized work—played a substantive role in women’s fictionAnother thing I admire about Goldsmith’s writing is the consistency of her characters They have distinctive personalities and they’re the same people on page twelve and on page two hundred I’m surprised how rare that is I know how easy it can be for writers to twist a character to make them serve a plot point Goldsmith didn’t fall into that trapBut there were a few things I wasn’t crazy about in FASHIONABLY LATE So often Goldsmith made her male characters total louses That is true of almost every heterosexual man in this book Don’t get me wrong some of her female characters are despicable too But that anti male bias bothers me I think part of it is that Goldsmith found her literary sweet spot in writing evil males I note the review from Kirkus “Goldsmith established her fertile turf in THE FIRST WIVES CLUB and hasn’t let up since; here she presents another witty venomous tale of female resourcefulness in the face of breathtaking male duplicity”One last thing that surprised me in FASHIONABLY LATE there’s absolutely no romance I kept waiting for one to develop but it never did Did I miss it Yes A bit But the book stands on its own as a good read nonetheless

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Ceives the heartbreaking news that she will never be able to bear a child it seems that although she has a designer label she definitely doesn't have designer genesKaren becomes determined to find her own biological mother a woman she has never known But as if the doctor's verdict has pulled a loose thre. Entertaining light read