Popular Book Discussion: Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
6:30pm - 7:30pm
North Park - Meeting Room
A mom in her early fifties, Clover knows she no longer turns heads the way she used to, and she's only really missed when dinner isn't on the table on time. Then Clover wakes up one morning to discover she's invisible--truly invisible. She panics even more when her family doesn't notice a thing. Her best friend immediately observes the change, which relieves Clover immensely--she's not losing her mind after all!--but she is crushed by the realization that neither her husband nor her children ever truly look at her. She was invisible even before she knew it.
Clover discovers that there are others like her, women of a certain age who seem to have disappeared. As she uses her invisibility to get to know her family and her town better, Clover leads the way in helping invisible women become recognized and appreciated no matter what their role.
Join us as we discuss this thought-provoking novel by the author of Julie and Romeo, Step Ball Change, Eat Cake, and Julie and Romeo Get Lucky.
"Jeanne Ray is truly wise and funny about family, friendship, and love--about the ways in which we see (and don't see) each other. Calling Invisible Women is an utter delight." --Hilma Wolitzer
"Jeanne Ray's newest novel, Calling Invisible Women, tells the humorous, touching story of how Clover reclaims her sense of self." --O, The Oprah Magazine (Summer Pick), Abbe Wright