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Genre: Women’s Fiction
After the loss of Molly, their mutual friend, introvert Nora, attorney Christina, and hopeful mom-to-be Leanne don’t seem to have much in common and don’t even seem to like each other very much. But, alas, in order to grant Molly’s dying wish, they agree to meet for brunch once a month. Was Molly the glue that held them together, or will they become real friends now that she’s gone?
The premise of this debut was unique and refreshing. The story felt like it was being told by a narrator, providing a humorous, sometimes snarky, perspective which I enjoyed. I especially liked Nora’s character which reminded me a bit of Nina in The Bookish Life of Nina Hill (4 stars) by Abbi Waxman. Her journals cracked me up, and I even thought about trying to write my review in her style. Ok, ok, so now I need to try it… My review as if it were written by Nora: Did I like this book? Yes I did. The characters were unique and funny… but that Christina sure can drive a person batty. Buy dog food for Fred. Should I skip brunch next Sunday? No. Molly wanted me to go so I should go. Here are some questions I can ask her and Leanne to make the time go faster: How’s work going? How is your mom? Are you pregnant yet? No, don’t ask that. It would be rude. Did you figure out the meaning of the meditation chair or Vespa? Pick up book holds from the library. I love books about friendship between women; don’t you? Take Fred for a walk. Avoid Sam. but, ugh, I don’t want to avoid Sam because I like him. Wait? What? He was Molly’s boyfriend so I can’t like him. That would be way too weird, right?
Well, wow, that was fun … Anyway, if you love quirky characters and stories about friendships, then be sure to check out this fun and original debut!
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
I received an advance copy of this book. All opinions are my own.