Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Teaser Tuesday - Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough (3/1/11)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading

The Rules:
•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) or so “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers

This week's teaser comes from an adult book that I've been told reads like YA. So here's a snippet of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough by Ruth Pennebaker:
When you finally got what you wanted, when you were finally proved right, it didn't make you happy the way you expected it to. You just felt empty for some reason. Empty and vaguely sorry for the blind, brutal ways people tried to make themselves happy and failed. ~ pg. 21
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.

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.

*Description taken from Goodreads


Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Every time I pop over to your blog I just think your header is gorgeous!

Candace said...

Great teaser! I'm suppose to be getting this one for review soon :)

Bere said...

Oooh, fantastic teaser, Nikki. I really, really like the cover for this one. One of my goals it to try to read more adult fiction. I read one adult book here and then but I would definitely like to read more. I will be on the lookout for this one. Thanks, Nikki =].

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