Calling Invisible Women [Audio]
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|Published In: ||United States, 22 May 2012|
A mom in her early fifties, Clover knows she no longer turns heads the way she used to, and she's only really missed when dinner isn't on the table on time. Then Clover wakes up one morning to discover she's invisible--truly invisible. She panics, but when her husband and son sit down to dinner, nothing is amiss. Even though she's been with her husband, Arthur, since college, her condition goes unnoticed. Her friend Gilda immediately observes that Clover is invisible, which relieves Clover immensely--she's not losing her mind after all!--but she is crushed by the realization that neither her husband nor her children ever truly look at her. She was invisible even before she knew she was invisible.
Clover discovers that there are other women like her, women of a certain age who seem to have disappeared. As she uses her invisibility to get to know her family and her town better, Clover leads the way in helping invisible women become recognized and appreciated no matter what their role. Smart and hilarious, with indomitable female characters, "Calling Invisible Women" will appeal to anyone who has ever felt invisible.
About the Author
Jeanne Ray worked as a registered nurse for forty years before she wrote her first novel at the age of sixty. She is the "New York Times" bestselling author of the novels "Julie and Romeo," "Julie and Romeo Get Lucky," "Eat Cake," and "Step-Ball-Change."
"Witty and thought-provoking, "Invisible Women" will call out to any female who's ever been made to feel invisible by virtue of her age, her gender, or both." -"People" (3 1/2 stars)
"In a story both whimsical and significant, Jeanne Ray addresses an all-too-familiar fate that many women seem to suffer as they grow older.... Heartfelt, inspirational and uplifting, "Calling Invisible Women"calls out to readers with a passionate and important message. This book is clearly one that deserves to be noticed." -"BookPage "
"In her satirical tale of a woman trying to find herself, Ray, the mother of novelist Ann Patchett, offers a commentary about what it's like for women to grow older." -"New York Post," Required Reading
"Jeanne Ray's newest novel, "Calling Invisible Women," tells the humorous, touching story of how Clover reclaims her sense of self. Stripping off her clothes to go undetected, she becomes a sort of superhero: punishing bullies on the school bus, halting bank robberies, preventing her son from getting a tattoo--not to mention reigniting her career as an investigative journalist. Invisibility is hardly a subtle metaphor. But Ray argues persuasively that going undercover has its benefits." -"O, The Oprah Magazine" (Summer Pick), Abbe Wright
"This is a perfectly fabulous read that speaks volumes about society's lack of awareness of middle-aged women. Read it as fast as you can, before it disappears before your eyes." -"Library Journal," starred review
"The heroine of bestselling novelist Jeanne Ray's "Calling Invisible Women" bands together with other invisible women in her town to fight back, gaining a new view of her town, her loved ones and herself... Ray, who didn't start writing novels until she was 60 - inspired partly by the urge to show that people "of a certain age" had as much fun and delight in their lives as younger folk - said a liking on her part for people with superpowers, like invisibility, gave the book itsi
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|Dimensions: ||15.0 x 16.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.23 kg)|