I'm so pleased to announce that Matthew Norman will join us on Book Club Girl on Air on Thursday, September 8th at 7pm EST to discuss his debut novel, that has already gotten a lot of buzz among the blogs and on Twitter, Domestic Violets!
Tom Violet always thought that by the time he turned thirty-five, he’d have everything going for him. Fame. Fortune. A beautiful wife. A satisfying career as a successful novelist. A happy dog to greet him at the end of the day.
The reality, though, is far different. He’s got a wife, but their problems are bigger than he can even imagine. And he’s written a novel, but the manuscript he’s slaved over for years is currently hidden in his desk drawer while his father, an actual famous writer, just won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His career, such that it is, involves mind-numbing corporate buzzwords, his pretentious archnemesis Gregory, and a hopeless, completely inappropriate crush on his favorite coworker. Oh . . . and his dog, according to the vet, is suffering from acute anxiety.
Tom’s life is crushing his soul, but he’s decided to do something about it. (Really.) Domestic Violets is the brilliant and beguiling story of a man finally taking control of his own happiness—even if it means making a complete idiot of himself along the way.
“Hysterical and often touching. . . . Domestic Violets is a fast, fun, hilarious read." —Jessica Anya Blau, critically-acclaimed author of The Summer of Naked Swim Parties and Drinking Closer to Home
Visit Matthew Norman's blog and follow him on Twitter and Facebook and check out the reading group guide for Domestic Violets as well. Look for Matthew Norman on tour this fall (and at the Club Read book club getaway weekend!). Set your reminder for the show on September 8th at 7 pm EST here and if you're active on Facebook, RSVP to the show there.
I have 10 copies of Domestic Violets to give out to the first 10 people who respond that they can participate in the show on September 8th. Be sure to leave your email when you enter your comment - it won't appear for others, but then I'll be able to contact you for your address. US and Canadian applicants only please.