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Today Will Be Different

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Today Will Be Different is a woman’s day-long odyssey that begins with a goal of semi-mindfulness.

Eleanor is a flighty middle-aged woman with a seemingly normal life in Seattle. The book takes place over one day, in which her son, Timby, fakes being sick to get out of school and Eleanor’s husband goes missing. Eleanor traverses the city, with some of her childhood and early adulthood memories coming back to haunt her.

Today Will Be Different is an uncomfortably funny book. While flashbacks show moments between Eleanor and her sister, Ivy, those moments are cut with almost slapstick comedy. Eleanor drops her phone into a bait bucket after receiving an unnerving phone call. She swipes an insufferable mother’s keys because she can, and when she tries to anonymously return them, the situation turns into a bigger deal than it needed to be. Each scene thrums with tension and anxiety, and there’s no saying which scenes will end with nervous humor or unspeakable tragedy.

Maria Semple’s novel is fast paced, heartfelt, funny, and thoroughly enjoyable. Mothers who feel like they never quite have it all together will be able to relate.

What is Man? (exp 12/20)
What is Man? (exp 12/20)
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Author:
Maria Semple
Star Count:
5/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
272 pages
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publish Date:
2016-10-04
ISBN:
9780316403436
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Issue:
November 2016
Category:
Popular Fiction
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Publication Date

2016-10-04

Format

Hard

Publisher

Little, Brown and Company

Issue

November 2016

Page Count

272 pages

ASIN

0316403431

ISBN

9780316403436

Star Count

5

Book Author

Maria Semple

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