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An Amazon Top 100 Editors' Pick of the Year
One of Entertainment Weekly's "10 Best Books of 2015"
One of Bustle's "2015’s 25 Best Books, Fiction Edition"
A New York Post “Best Novel to Read This Summer”
An Us Weekly “Hot Summer Novel”
O, The Oprah Magazine, "10 Titles to Pick Up Now"
A USA Today “New and Noteworthy” Book
One of Vulture's "8 Books You Need to Read This May"
A Kirkus "Best Fiction of 2015" Title
One of BookPage's "Best Books of 2015"
One of's "Must Read Fiction Debuts of 2015"
A LitReactor Staff Pick: The Best Books of 2015
One of New York Daily News's "10 Books for Your Summer Reading List"
Women's National Book Association, "Great Group Reads 2015"
An Indie Next Pick
"Witty and wise."—People
"A giddy revenge fantasy that will shake up your thinking and burrow under your skin, no matter its size."—Entertainment Weekly (Grade: A)

“Sarai Walker deftly marries body insecurities and humor in her satirical debut.”—US Weekly

“Finally, the feminist murder mystery/makeover story we’ve been waiting for.”—O, The Oprah Magazine

“Walker’s first novel leaves chick lit in the pixie dust.”—New York Magazine
"Fight Club meets Margaret Atwood in this absorbing thriller that weighs the expectations of society against one's own self-worth."—Bustle

The diet revolution is here. And it’s armed.

Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you’re fat, to be noticed is to be judged. Or mocked. Or worse. With her job answering fan mail for a popular teen girls’ magazine, she is biding her time until her weight-loss surgery. Only then can her true life as a thin person finally begin.

But when Plum notices she’s being followed by a mysterious woman in colorful tights and combat boots, she finds herself falling down a rabbit hole into the world of Calliope House, a community of women who live life on their own terms. Reluctant but intrigued, Plum agrees to a series of challenges that force her to deal with the real costs of becoming “beautiful.” At the same time, a dangerous guerilla group begins to terrorize a world that mistreats women, and as Plum grapples with her own personal struggles, she becomes entangled in a sinister plot. The consequences are explosive.

Part coming-of-age story, part revenge fantasy, Dietland is a bold, original, and funny debut novel that takes on the beauty industry, gender inequality, and our weight loss obsession—from the inside out, and with fists flying.

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    Worth Reading

    Even if we don't have the same tastes I think there is enough variety to keep most readers happy. Murder, mystery, comedy, and societal values. Very entertaining.


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