I'll Take It

I'll Take It

A Novel

Book - 1989
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They came. They saw. They came and took what they saw. The Esker sisters are shoppers. Loving, caring, driven, merciless shoppers. Ida never "passes a store without slipping in and buying something to give away." Pola, who only buys in bulk, would have been good in foreign affairs: "If a nation acted up, Aunt Pola would buy it." And Hedy, dearest of them all, proved the whole thing was genetic. Or maybe environmental. Either way, she passed the bug of galloping consumption onto her son. Her son is Joe Reckler. Twenty-six. Yale grad. No job. No ties. Nothing to keep him from joining Mother and the aunts on a week-long shopping extravaganza disguised as a New England Autumn Leaves Tour that takes them everywhere from Bloomingdale's to L. L. Bean. But soon Joe notices a difference between himself and his mega-shopping mentors. You see, he figures you're supposed to pay.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1989
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780394579177
Characteristics: 291 p. ; 22 cm


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Mar 21, 2011

This was basically a the same 10 pages written over and over again: the characters go into a house or shop, kvetch and tease each other, make a fuss, etc. It was charming the first few times, but not so much the rest of the tedious, tedious book. Almost quit several times. Very disappointed, as I've had this recommended as a really good read several times!


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