Well, we are having a winter snow emergency here today. EVERYTHING is closed – schools, the university, no flights in or out. Here along the ocean, we have snow accumulation of maybe 1/32 inch. If the wind kicks up, we could have drifts up to 1/16 inch. Yikes.
Fortunately, we are well stocked with Storm Essentials: caffeine, chocolate, and a bottle of wine for later to celebrate if we make it through the blizzard alive.
Snow days are always good days to curl up with a good book — and I have just the one for you: The Demise of the Soccer Moms by Cathryn Grant.
Alas, I’ve already finished reading it, so I’ll spend the day with my own WIP. Here’s the review I posted at Smashwords and Goodreads:
I just finished Cathryn Grant’s debut novel, The Demise of the Soccer Moms, and found it a thoroughly engaging read.
Grant draws some interesting characterizations among the suburban moms who people her story. Her most compelling is a chilling depiction of Amy, a woman whose mental health spirals downward with increasingly disastrous consequences.
The threads of parental competition, anxiety and wanting the best for your kids, while drawn with an intentionally heavy hand, will resonate with other suburban soccer moms while we simultaneously nod with recognition and thank our lucky stars that we don’t live in Grant’s suburban noir nightmare.
(Or do we?)
So grab a snow shovel or your e-reader and dig in…