Certain Girls: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner

By Jennifer Weiner

Readers fell in love with Cannie Shapiro, the shrewdpermanent, sharp-tongued, bighearted heroine of Good in Bed who came upon her chuffed finishing after her mom got here out of the closet, her father fell out of her existence, and her ex-boyfriend begun chronicling their ex-sex existence within the pages of a countrywide journal.

Now Cannie's again. After her debut novel -- a fictionalized (and hugely sexualized) model of her existence -- turned an in a single day bestseller, she dropped out of the general public eye and grew to become to writing technological know-how fiction lower than a pseudonym. She's fortunately married to the tall, captivating nutrition medical professional Peter Krushelevansky and has settled right into a existence that she reveals splendidly predictable -- knitting within the entrance row of her daughter Joy's drama rehearsals, volunteering on the library, and taking over-forty yoga periods together with her ally Samantha.

As arrangements for Joy's bat mitzvah start, every little thing turns out correct in Cannie's international. Then pleasure discovers the unconventional Cannie wrote years prior to and without warning unearths herself confronted with what she thinks is the reality approximately her personal notion -- the tale her mom concealed from her all her existence. while Peter surprises his spouse by means of announcing he desires to have a toddler, the relatives is compelled to think again its background, its destiny, and what it capacity to be really chuffed.

Radiantly humorous and disarmingly soft, with Weiner's whip-smart discussion and sharp observations of recent existence, Certain Girls is an unforgettable tale approximately love, loss, and the iconic bonds of kinfolk.

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Una teoria sulla nascita di Gesù simile a quella che troviamo nel prologo del Vangelo di Giovanni. Insomma, sulla nascita di Gesù troviamo nello stesso Paolo due interpretazioni diverse e, per certi aspetti, divergenti. Forse queste diverse tradizioni cercavano di spiegare il fatto che Gesù apparisse come un essere in cui la forza di Dio si era manifestata in modo eccezionale. Paolo scrive a metà degli anni Cinquanta. Trent'anni dopo, il Vangelo di Matteo e il Vangelo di Luca ci parlano della nascita verginale di Gesù per opera dello Spirito Santo.

Il Vangelo di Marco il più insistente nell'applicare a Gesù questo appellativo. Dio stesso lo proclama tale per ben due volte e come tale lo riconoscono gli spiriti impuri e il centurione romano che assiste alla sua agonia. È interessante che Marco dica chiaramente (14,62) che Gesù è il messia (christòs), «il figlio di Dio benedetto». Sembra perciò che per lui «figlio di Dio» e «messia» siano equivalenti. In altre parole, Marco sembra dire che Gesù è il messia anche se non è figlio di David da un punto di vista genealogico.

Sarà il greco Origene a castrarsi pur di non affrontare una normale vita sessuale. Vero che il cristianesimo è stato per secoli diffidente nei confronti della sessualità, un atteggiamento che nell'ebraismo è molto più limitato. Il sesso, fino a tempi recentissimi, è stato percepito dai cristiani come una minaccia alla santità. Ed è altrettanto vero che l'ebraismo è stato estremamente attento non alla sessuofobia, ma all'esigenza di vivere in stato di purità. Ciò che rende impuri, però, non è il sesso, ma il contatto con fonti di impurità, in particolare la mestruazione.

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