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Elisabeth Egan’s A Window Opens Skewers Modern Family Life

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One of the most anticipated novels of the summer delves with humor and empathy into an everywoman’s heroic attempt to have it all. It’s no surprise that Alice Pearse, the harried woman at the center of A Window Opens (Simon & Schuster, August 25), confesses to her mother: “I’m so stressed, I feel like my head is going to explode.” This relatable, warm and funny debut from Glamour magazine books editor Elisabeth Egan gets at the heart of what it means to be everything to everybody. Like many of today’s brightly optimistic women, Alice follows Sheryl Sandberg’s advice to lean in only to discover that when she leans too far she begins to topple over. A Window Opens fits neatly…

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