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Hillary's October 2016 pick, 2 of 2
Today Will Be Different, by Maria Semple
Maria Semple, author of the best-seller Where’d You Go, Bernadette, is back with a novel that had me laughing out loud.
Eleanor Flood should have a perfect life, but she can barely get out of bed in the morning. An artist and animator, once-famous for a 1990s cable series, Eleanor has ceased creating in the wake of marriage, motherhood and cute dog ownership.
One morning she wakes up and decides “today will be different.” And then gets her wish by stumbling into one misfortune after another. Sure to leave you smiling. Plus, cool illustrations!
“With her signature writing style and matter-of-fact and honest tone, Semple can make me laugh while reading like no one else can. Truth be told, there's not much to the plot here other than Eleanor decides today will be different and, of course, everything that could possibly go wrong does go wrong. However, the simplicity of the plot is what makes this book a wonderful read for all of us who don't have it together, who forget things, and who sometimes just plain lose their cool.”
— Kristin Beverly (E), Half Price Books, Dallas, TX
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