Joanie's ex-husband is having a baby with his new girlfriend. Joanie won't be having more babies, since she's decided never to have sex again. But she still has her teenaged daughter Caroline to care for. And thanks to the recession, her elderly mother Ivy as well. Her daughter can't seem to exist without texting, and her mother brags about "goggling,"-while Joanie, back in the workforce, is still trying to figure out her office computer. And how to fend off the advances of her coworker Bruce.While, as I stated in my review policy, I don't accept adult books for review unless I've purchased them myself, I did make an exception for this one as there is a teen character and Ruth Pennebaker did write YA first. I plan on adjusting my review policy accordingly, because I'm excited for this one!
Joanie, Caroline, and Ivy are stuck under the same roof, and it isn't easy. But sometimes they surprise each other-and themselves. And through their differences they learn that it is possible to undo the mistakes of the past.
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Read This Week
Curse my midterms and an aforementioned bad addiction to Questionable Content. I did, however, make it most of the way through Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston for fun, and a significant portion of the way through The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman for school. (It's a great book that I'd probably be reading for fun if I wasn't reading it for school, by the way.)
Anyway, I promise to be better next week!