The Fun Wid­ow’s Book Tour: A Novel

  • From the Publisher
September 1, 2021

From the author of Inher­it­ing Edith comes a brave new nov­el about the inter­sec­tion of art and grief after the trag­ic loss of her own hus­band in 2017.Mia used to be fun. She was the class clown; a mem­ber of the mile-high club; the mom who made her sons gig­gle with her bad British accent and well-placed tick­les. But three years after the death of her hus­band, there’s no time for that. She’s the only par­ent they have. Now, her mem­oir is out and she has to pro­mote it. But how to sell her­self when her heart is still bro­ken? And so her three best friends — Chelsea, Rachel, and George — orga­nize her book tour in their respec­tive home­towns. With her father Ira on deck for the boys, Mia sets off on a week-long jour­ney to San Fran­cis­co, Chica­go, and Atlanta, her home­town. Although, Mia’s not just going for her­self. Armed with her trade­mark agen­da, she plans to fix her friends’ lives as a means of repay­ment for all they’ve done. And reluc­tant­ly vis­it Judy, her new step­moth­er, because she has to — not because she wants to. But even the best agen­da is often ren­dered use­less by real­i­ty, and Mia real­izes that the sto­ries she’s been telling her­self are just that. Sto­ries. If she can rewrite who she is now by revis­it­ing who she was then, maybe she can reignite the flame in all of them.

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