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Big girl : a novel.

Landing her dream job as a high school teacher, Victoria Dawson loves working with her students and wages war on her weight at the gym. Despite tension with her parents, Victoria remains close to her sister, Gracie, and when Grace announces her engagement to a man who is an exact replica of their narcissistic father, a chance encounter, an act of stunning betrayal, and a family confrontation lead to a turning point in Victoria's life.

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  • "Victoria - a chubby little girl with blond hair, blue eyes and ordinary looks - has spent her whole life being second best to her perfect younger sister Gracie, being told that she is a disappoint- ment to her parents, and unable to win their approval. While waging a ceaseless war against her weight, enduring her father's belittling comments about her appearance and seeing her academic achievements go unacknowledged, she knows that she has to get as far away from home as possible. Home is Los Angeles, where beauty and appearance are all. She moves to New York City, where she finds a job she loves - as a high school teacher - amongst the sleek and slinky of Manhattan. Her lifeline to her family is through Gracie - they couldn't be more different, but they love each other unconditionally. Victoria finds her own life in New York, while her battle with her weight continues. And then a chance encounter starts an incredible chain of events. But can Victoria really leave behind all the hurt, neglect and loss that she has tried to forget and step into a new and fulfilling future? And whatever the scales tell her, she is determined to cherish who she is."
  • "Victoria Dawson is conscious of her body and ordinary looks, a fact her parents continue to point out. Even though her sister Gracie couldn't be more different, they love each other unconditionally. But when Grace announces her engagement to a man who is an exact replica of their handsome, materialistic, narcissistic father Victoria cannot help but feel even more ostracized, and like a failure once again. Ahead is a challenge and a risk: to accept herself as she is, celebrate it, and win the victories she has fought so hard for and deserves. Big girl or not, she is a gem!"
  • "Landing her dream job as a high school teacher, Victoria Dawson loves working with her students and wages war on her weight at the gym. Despite tension with her parents, Victoria remains close to her sister, Gracie, and when Grace announces her engagement to a man who is an exact replica of their narcissistic father, a chance encounter, an act of stunning betrayal, and a family confrontation lead to a turning point in Victoria's life."
  • "Landing her dream job as a high school teacher, Victoria Dawson loves working with her students and wages war on her weight at the gym. Despite tension with her parents, Victoria remains close to her sister, Gracie, and when Grace announces her engagement to a man who is an exact replica of their narcissistic father, a chance encounter, an act of stunning betrayal, and a family confrontation lead to a turning point in Victoria's life."@en
  • "After her sister gets engaged to a carbon copy of her narcissistic father, plus-size woman Victoria Dawson, who has fled L.A. for less-body-conscious New York City, must learn to love herself for who she is if she is ever going to get on with her life."
  • "After her sister gets engaged to a carbon copy of her narcissistic father, plus-size woman Victoria Dawson, who has fled L.A. for less-body-conscious New York City, must learn to love herself for who she is if she is ever going to get on with her life."@en
  • "A chubby little girl with blond hair, blue eyes, and ordinary looks, Victoria Dawson knows she has been a disappointment to her family. As an adult, Victoria struggles to accept herself as she is and win the personal victories she has fought so hard for and deserves."@en
  • "Victoria has always felt out of place in her family of beautiful Hollywood people."@en
  • "Een jonge Amerikaanse vrouw voelt zich minderwaardig aan haar ouders en jongere zus doordat zij niet op hen lijkt en verwaarloosd wordt."
  • "In this heartfelt and incisive new novel, Danielle Steel celebrates the virtues of unconventional beauty while exploring deeply resonant issues of weight, self-image, sisterhood, and family."
  • "After her sister gets engaged to a carbon copy of her narcissistic father, plus-size Victoria Dawson, who has fled L.A. for less-body-conscious New York City, must learn to love herself for who she is if she is ever going to get on with her life."@en
  • "After her sister gets engaged to a carbon copy of her narcissistic father, plus-size Victoria Dawson, who has fled L.A. for less-body-conscious New York City, must learn to love herself for who she is if she is ever going to get on with her life."
  • "Victoria's attractive parents can't believe she, a plain, chubby child, belongs to them. No wonder they adore beautiful Grace, who comes along seven years later. But Victoria also loves her little sister and they remain close after Victoria moves to New York, where she continues to feed the hole in her heart with empty calories. When she meets Collin, a handsome man who thinks she's perfect, inside and out, Victoria wants to believe it - until Grace, who's always loved her, marries an exact replica of their narcissistic father... and begins seeing Victoria through his eyes."
  • "In this heartfelt and incisive new novel, Danielle Steel celebrates the virtues of unconventional beauty while exploring deeply resonant issues of weight, self-image, sisterhood, and family"
  • "In this heartfelt, incisive novel, Danielle Steel celebrates the virtues of unconventional beauty while exploring deeply resonant issues of weight, self-image, sisterhood, and family.??A chubby little girl with ordinary looks, Victoria Dawson has always felt out of place in her family, especially in body-conscious L.A. While her parents and sister can eat anything and not gain an ounce, Victoria must watch everything she eats, as well as endure her father?s belittling comments about her body and see her academic achievements go unacknowledged. Ice cream and oversized helpings of all the wrong foods give her comfort, but only briefly. The one thing she knows is that she has to get away from home, and after college in Chicago, she moves to New York City.?Landing her dream job as a high school teacher, Victoria loves working with her students and wages war on her weight at the gym. Despite tension with her parents, Victoria remains close to her younger sister, Grace. Though they couldn?t be more different in looks, they love each other unconditionally. So when Grace announces her engagement to a man who is an exact replica of their narcissistic father, Victoria worries about her sister?s future happiness, and with no man of her own, she feels like a failure once again. As the wedding draws near, a chance encounter, a deeply upsetting betrayal, and a family confrontation lead to a turning point.?Behind Victoria is a lifetime of hurt and neglect she has tried to forget. Ahead is a challenge and a risk: to accept herself as she is, celebrate it, and claim the victories she has fought so hard for and deserves. Big girl or not, she is terrific and discovers that herself.?"@en
  • "This heartfelt, incisive novel, Danielle Steel celebrates the virtues of unconventional beauty while exploring deeply resonant issues of weight, self-image, sisterhood, and family. A chubby little girl with ordinary looks, Victoria Dawson has always felt out of place in her family, especially in body-conscious L.A. While her parents and sister can eat anything and not gain an ounce, Victoria must watch everything she eats, as well as endure her father's belittling comments about her body and see her academic achievements go unacknowledged. Ice cream and oversized helpings of all the wrong foods give her comfort, but only briefly. The one thing she knows is that she has to get away from home, and after college in Chicago, she moves to New York City. Landing her dream job as a high school teacher, Victoria loves working with her students and wages war on her weight at the gym. Despite tension with her parents, Victoria remains close to her younger sister, Grace. Though they couldn't be more different in looks, they love each other unconditionally. So when Grace announces her engagement to a man who is an exact replica of their narcissistic father, Victoria worries about her sister's future happiness, and with no man of her own, she feels like a failure once again. As the wedding draws near, a chance encounter, a deeply upsetting betrayal, and a family confrontation lead to a turning point. Behind Victoria is a lifetime of hurt and neglect she has tried to forget. Ahead is a challenge and a risk: to accept herself as she is, celebrate it, and claim the victories she has fought so hard for and deserves. Big girl or not, she is terrific and discovers that herself."@en
  • "In Los Angeles, Victoria - a chubby little girl with ordinary looks - has always been second best to her younger sister Gracie. Clearly a disappointment to her parents, she constantly battles with a weight problem and is unable to win their approval: her academic achievements go unacknowledged. Wanting to get as far away from home as possible, she moves to New York City and finds a job as a high school teacher - amongst the sleek and slinky of Manhattan. Meanwhile, her lifeline to her family is through Gracie. Then a chance encounter starts an incredible chain of events. But can Victoria leave all the hurt behind and start a new and fulfilling future? Whatever the scales tell her however, she's determined to cherish who she is."@en
  • "In Los Angeles, Victoria - a chubby little girl with ordinary looks - has always been second best to her younger sister Gracie. Clearly a disappointment to her parents, she constantly battles with a weight problem and is unable to win their approval: her academic achievements go unacknowledged. Wanting to get as far away from home as possible, she moves to New York City and finds a job as a high school teacher - amongst the sleek and slinky of Manhattan. Meanwhile, her lifeline to her family is through Gracie. Then a chance encounter starts an incredible chain of events. But can Victoria leave all the hurt behind and start a new and fulfilling future? Whatever the scales tell her however, she's determined to cherish who she is."
  • "Victoria Dawson was a chubby little girl born to slender L.A. parents. Her father belittled her about her body and she was a disappointment to her mother, neither acknowledged her academic achievements. Her perfect younger sister is about to be married to a narcissistic man, just like their father, and Victoria worries about her sisters future happiness. As the wedding draws near, a chance encounter, an act of stunning betrayal, and a family confrontation lead to a turning point."

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