Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday Thoughts ~ Books from the Backlog

Happy Thursday . . .  aka, Happy Almost Friday!!

It's time for Books from the Backlog, hosted by Carole's Random Life in Books.  It's a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks . . . or on your eReader.


This week's neglected book is . . . 

Mrs. Fletcher 
Release Date:  August 1, 2017
Publisher:  Scribner

From Goodreads:   Eve Fletcher is floundering. A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose beloved, clueless only child has just left for college, Eve is slowly learning to contend with life on her own when, late one night her phone lights up with a text message. Sent from an anonymous number, the mysterious sender tells Eve, “U r my MILF!” It's nothing--just an annoying prank--but she can't get it out of her head. As Eve makes new friends, takes a community college course in Gender Studies, and reaches out to a younger co-worker, the message continues to haunt her, leading her into an online fixation that threatens to upend her quiet suburban existence.

Meanwhile, Eve’s son Brendan, is discovering that the oafish frat-boy charm that impressed high school girls may not be so enticing to college women. Increasingly isolated, with mediocre grades and a confusing crush on a softball-playing social justice champion, Brendan struggles to adjust to a campus ill disposed to his brand of white-dude bravado. As the New England autumn turns cold, both mother and son find themselves enmeshed in ethically fraught situations that come to a head one fateful November night.

A coming-of-age novel about the sexual awakening of a middle-aged woman,
Mrs. Fletcher is a provocative, witty look at contemporary sexual politics and timeless moral dilemmas--a moving and funny examination of sexuality, identity, and the big clarifying mistakes people can make when they're no longer sure who they are and where they belong.

Why I selected it:  I've read a few of Perrotta's novels and enjoy his novel approach to contemporary issues and stories.  I've come to expect the unexpected from him.

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  1. I'm so happy this book exists. The book deserves a book translation services so many people can reach the content. I totally enjoyed this entertaining, delightful story. Good evening read.

  2. I've read that one! It had a few too many "issues" for my taste but I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it.

  3. I've not read this one but I like this author. Thanks for the post.

  4. I remember seeing this book. I haven't read this author before but this does sound interesting. I hope you love it!

  5. I've seen a couple favorable blog reviews on this one so hopefully it will be a hit for you, too, Catherine.