Goodnight Nobody (Paperback)
|Author: Jennifer Weiner|
|Having relocated to an alienating Connecticut suburb after a mugging in her native New York City, wife and mother Kate Klein undertakes a murder investigation during her childrens school hours when a local mom is killed. *Author: Weiner, Jennifer *Publication Date: 2006/05/02 *Number of Pages: 376 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25|
From the Publisher:
For Kate Klein, a semi-accidental mother of three, suburbia has been full of unpleasant surprises. Her once-loving husband is hardly ever home. The supermommies on the playground routinely snub her. Her days are spent carpooling and enduring endless games of Candy Land, and at night, most of her orgasms are of the do-it-yourself variety.
When a fellow mother is murdered, Kate finds that the unsolved mystery is the most exciting thing to happen in Upchurch, Connecticut, since her neighbors broke ground for a guesthouse and cracked their septic tank. Even though the local police chief warns her that crime-fighting's a job best left to the professionals, Kate launches an unofficial investigation -- from 8:45 to 11:30 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, when her kids are in nursery school.
As Kate is drawn deeper into the murdered woman's past, she begins to uncover the secrets and lies behind Upchurch's picket-fence facade -- and considers the choices and compromises all modern women make as they navigate between marriage and independence, small towns and big cities, being a mother and having a life of one's own.
The incredibly fraught choice that many women must make between being a career woman and being a good mother gets full play in this humorous mom-lit mystery by the author of LITTLE EARTHQUAKES. The neglect of her husband, the move from New York City to suburbia, and the relinquishing of her journalism job to raise her three small children has left Kate Klein feeling frustrated and grubby. But when she arrives for her planned lunch date with perfectly groomed supermom Kitty Cavanagh and discovers Kitty's corpse instead, Kate finds a fresh sense of purpose in a new occupation: amateur sleuth.
"[D]elightfully funny." - Laurie Muchnick 09/18/2005