By Stacey Lender
--New York Post, a Must-Read Book
"City Mouse is a pointy and complex novel of suburban lifestyles with a story voice that's equivalent elements witty, observant, and weak. a superb debut!
--Susan Isaacs, New York Times best-selling author
"For each urban mother who fears demise by means of suburbia--and for each suburban mother who wonders if it truly is simply her--this insightful, humorous journey into the secrets and techniques in the back of these wood fences is needed reading."
--Maureen Sherry, writer of Opening Belle
"City Mouse reminds moms of that invaluable lesson: the grass is usually greener...and even perhaps alcohol-soaked Astroturf. I tore via this booklet like a bored, aggressive housewife tears via her Xanax."
--Faith Salie, writer of Approval Junkie
"Lender sharply portrays the corrupt privilege of upper-middle-class suburbanites, and with a twist of her pen, the Stepford other halves take the higher give up their husbands...the climactic explosion takes every person all at once. A bracingly tart portrait of suburban hell."
"Lender's enlightening, superbly plotted novel dives deep into the proposal of getting all of it whereas twiddling with the shallow notions of the yank dream."
"This defines a seashore learn for me! So relatable to our personal lives because it is all approximately mother searching for out precisely the place she suits within the within the scheme of suburbia--all that is going in addition to it. Plus, whilst a ebook is defined as The Stepford Wives meets Bad Moms, how are you going to pass wrong?"
--Mom of the Year (blog), integrated in 20 most sensible summer season Books
"It's now not lengthy prior to local secrets and techniques disclose to scandal, proving the grass--and the Astroturf--isn't continually greener at the different part of the white-picket fence."
"With genuine property costs at the upward thrust, Jessica, Aaron, and their young children are compelled to ditch their chichi new york digs for the suburbs. although she had her concerns, Jessica settles into her new common with ease--but while she embarks on a moms-only journey together with her new galpals, she finally ends up studying a couple of eye-opening classes that spur her to reevaluate her life."
"Lender's debut novel is absolutely impossible to resist. it really is hilarious and insightful and simply the kind of ebook any urban lady must tote to her holiday condo this summer...even with 3 young ones in tow."
Priced out in their ny local, Jessica and Aaron flow with their younger daughters to the single position Jessica swore she'd by no means cross: the suburbs. yet to Jessica's shock, lifestyles within the commuter belt makes a good first influence. She speedy falls in with a clique of useful mother buddies who welcome her with pitchers of margaritas, local secrets and techniques, and a couple of scorching denims that truly fit.
Still, it is challenging to maintain in a crowd the place every body competes for the main completely manicured domestic and most modern yard contraptions. and what is worse, because the merely operating mother in her circle, Jessica occasionally feels disconnected and by myself. So she's overjoyed whilst she's invited to a moms-only weekend on the seashore, which she assumes will suggest new possibilities for actual speak and bonding. as an alternative, the journey becomes a chain of eye-opening classes, and Jessica needs to make a decision if she's powerful adequate to be sincere with herself concerning the type of existence she particularly wants.
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