July 15, 2010 | cpl_admin
The stand-in by Kate Clemens — Diva movie star Jayne Cooper needs to know how real people live to get a role. So when she stumbles across her look-alike Mary Lynn McLellan working as a cashier at the Food Barn, she convinces her to switch lives.
Undead and unwed by MaryJanice Davidson — Betsy Taylor’s birthday isn’t going well. She got laid off, her party was postponed, and she died. But when she wakes up in a coffin dressed in a cheap pink suit and knock-off shoes (where are her Manolo Blahniks?!?), she realizes her bad luck has just begun.
Diary of a provincial lady by E.M. Delafield ; with a preface by Mary Borden ; with illustrations by Arthur Watts — Published in 1931, the diarist’s (generally futile) attempts to balance her bank account, keep up with fashion and art, and deal with her husband and children make her Bridget Jones’ spiritual grandmother.