We'll have two Book Club Girl on Air Shows in July, after of course, our next show on June 23rd when we'll be joined by Marisa de los Santos who will be discussing her bestselling novel now in paperback, Belong to Me.
For our first show in July--on Wednesday July 8th at 7 pm EST--I'm thrilled to welcome Liz Rosenberg, author of the new novel, Home Repair. In this poignant, lovely, funny and uplifting novel, Rosenberg tells the story of Eve, whose beloved Ivan died thirteen years ago in an automobile accident. Her charming, boyish Chuck has taken a different exit out of her life: hopping into his car in the middle of a garage sale with no forewarning and departing their formerly happy upstate New York home for points unknown. Now Eve's a boat adrift, subsisting on a heartbreak diet of rue, disappointment, and woe--left alone to care for Ivan's brilliant teenaged son, Marcus, and Chuck's precocious, pragmatic nine-year-old daughter, Noni, while contending with Charlotte, her acerbic mother, who's come north to "help" but hinders instead. But life ultimately must go on, with its highs and lows, its traumas and holidays, and well-meaning, if eccentric, friends. A house and a heart in disrepair are painful burdens for a passionate woman who's still in her prime. And while learning to cope with the large and small tragedies that each passing day brings, Eve might end up discovering that she's gained much more than she's lost. This novel of love, family, and survival is an unforgettable introduction to a lyrical, wise, and wonderfully vibrant new literary voice.
I can't wait to talk to Liz, who prior to this novel, has written books for young readers as well as poetry. The first 10 people to comment on this post that they'd like to participate as well will receive a free copy of Home Repair. Set your reminder for the show on July 8th.