Our February Book Club selection is The Wife’s Tale by Lori Lansens. This hardcover book is coming out in February so you can’t even get a copy at bookstores yet. However, we have several copies to giveaway to Manic Mommies. Once again, the giveaway and book club conversation will be handled by our hostess Mari. She will close the contest and select the giveaway winners by random on Friday, January 8.
This is our first book that we are getting before publish date (exciting!). To be entered for the giveaway email Mari directly: Mari[DOT]Partyka[AT]gmail[DOT]com
Book synopsis: Mary Gooch was once young and slender and carefree. But with each passing year she’s accumulated an excess of pounds and a warehouse of worries and has become stuck in the run of her small-town existence. Then, on the eve of her 25th wedding anniversary, her handsome husband does not come home. Shocked out of her inertia, Mary boards a plane for the first time in her life in pursuit of him across America, discovering a boundless supply of human kindness in unexpected places – runaway children, single mothers, taxi drives, migrant workers, and bitter relatives. With a surge of energy that she hasn’t felt in years, Mary fights for her husband and starts to see a new world bursting with possibilities for change, happiness, and fulfillment. Accustomed to hiding behind hunger, worry, fear, she’s forced to look up from the pavement in her new surroundings, astonished by how the shift in perspective has let in the light.
Too read Mari’s Q&A with author Lori Lansens visit the Manic Mommies book club blog.
To read Mari’s review of The Wife’s Tale, visit her blog, Bookworm With a View.
Stay tuned for details on the book club date and chat with the author.