Mae Summers lives in New York City with her fiancé, Peter. She appears to have it all --- that is, until she wakes up one morning and discovers that Peter is gone. To make matters worse, it turns out that he is a Ponzi scheme crook. With an investigation underway, Mae’s assets are frozen, and all she is left with is Peter’s dog. Soon, she runs out of cash and is forced to return to her childhood home in Alexandria Bay, New York. Gabe is Mae’s childhood friend.
Marissa Stapley, author of the Globe and Mail bestselling novel, Mating for Life, shared with She Reads the books she has recently been loving. Catch up on her fiction picks below and grab your copy of her newest women’s fiction novel, Things to Do When It’s Raining. “I brought my advance copy of this novel (it’s not out until June so I feel lucky to have one!) with me on a recent family holiday and read the entire novel during the plane ride south.
Free-spirited former folk singer Helen Sear raised her three daughters- with three different fathers- primarily on her own and largely by choice. Uninterested in traditional marriage, Helen is now in her sixties and has fallen in love with a man to whom marriage is important. She's torn- she doesn't want to give up the values that she has always stood for yet she doesn't want to lose this man. Her eldest daughter Fiona is about as different from Helen as can be.
@andevers@watershed I’m not saying we’re better, just that we have our passive aggressive ways of competing. “Oh? All you have is shitty popcorn? Well we have this shitty candy that is on a ring and therefore a jewel.” Britain: “Would anyone like some dal or violet gin and tonics?”Canada and Us: 😵
@RebeccaRosenblu yes, she says in the five minutes she allows herself to turn off her "self control" app and check social media while on book deadline. It's very distracting! and I am distractible! Twitter knows this about people. jerk.
I'm sure ppl who don't know authors think they're much cooler than they are. But I did my best to dispel that myth today at Costco when a v. kind woman was standing near my book. I WROTE THAT, I said. Cool! she said. Would you sign it? Hope she bought it or we're both in trouble.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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