The Private Lives of Pippa Lee. Now, the cover of the book does not look like the picture here, but I've just started using Zemanta, and I'm using recommended photos and links. This is quite cool if you don't have time to go looking for just the right link or just the right photo. But it kind of limits your options to the top 10, and therefore helps homogenize what appears on the web, doesn't it?
Anyways, back to the book. It's not a big book. It's quite a good story - really it's about the mother-daughter relationship, and how it can mess up your life. The characters are engaging enough, but I felt there were too many people for such a short book. Not enough time to get to know them all in depth. It probably works quite well as a movie, which is what attracted me to the book in the first place - I think I had vaguely heard about it. I did enjoy it, and I did get into it, but I think I was expecting more from the book than it was able to deliver. I might read it again in a few years' time.