This week's pick: Mimi Malloy At Last by Julia MacDonnell
Due out: April 2014
Product Description taken from Amazon:
A FUNNY, DEEPLY MOVING STORY OF SECOND CHANCES AND LATE-LIFE ROMANCES, TOLD BY THE MOST STRAIGHT-TALKING WOMAN YOU’LL EVER MEET.
Forced into an early retirement at the age of sixty-something, Mimi Malloy enjoys the simple things in life: True Blue cigarettes, her apartment in the heart of Quincy, and an evening with Frank Sinatra on the stereo and a Manhattan in her hand. Born into an Irish Catholic brood of seven, with six beautiful daughters of her own, she knows that life isn’t just a bowl of cherries—that, sometimes, it’s the pits. And when an MRI reveals that Mimi’s brain is filled with black spots—areas of atrophy, her doctor says—the prospect living out her days in an “Old Timer’s facility” starts to look like more than just an idea at the top of her eldest daughter’s to-do list.
Yet as Mimi prepares to take a stand, she stumbles upon an old pendant, and her memory starts to return—specifically, recollections of a shockingly painful childhood, her long-lost sister Fagan, and the wicked stepmother she swore to forget. By turns funny, wise, and whimsical, and always deeply moving, Mimi Malloy At Last is an unforgettable story of second chances and the family bonds that break us and remake us. Above all, it’s a poignant reminder that it’s never too late to fall in love—and that one can always come of age a second time.