by Amanda Eyre Ward. Get updates on posts. Charlotte hopes to bring them all together again by entering a contest for a cruise through Europe. We won’t spam you, we promise! © Copyright 2020 Kirkus Media LLC. About the Book The Jetsetters. Each character’s dysfunctions run deep, and each plot twist threatens to sink their sanity, resulting in a funny, moving tale of the complications of familial love. Peter Davison, by Each one of the Perkins children is falling apart in their own unique way. Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors. A lonely 71-year-old widow wins a trip to Europe and takes her three grown children in an attempt to reconnect with them. She enters a contest to win a Mediterranean cruise for her and her family to go on. George Orwell This tells of the revolt on a farm, against humans, when the pigs take over the intellectual superiority, training the horses, cows, sheep, etc., into acknowledging their greatness. Open, optimistic, caring, romantic, and thoughtful Giovanni—Cord’s fiance—is a highlight of the book. Windows Phone. While a cruise is my own personal idea of hell (especially with recent events), I managed to be completely charmed by the adventures of the Perkins family. RELEASE DATE: Aug. 26, 1946. Mr. Orwell's animals exist in their own right, with a narrative as individual as it is apt in political parody. It’s free and takes less than 10 seconds! All this is expertly paced, unfurling before the book is half finished; a reader can guess what is coming. Charlotte yearns for the years when her children were young, when she was a single mother who meant everything to them.When she wins the contest, the family packs their baggage—both literal and figurative—and spends ten days traveling from sun-drenched Athens through glorious Rome to tapas-laden Barcelona on an over-the-top cruise ship, the Splendido Marveloso. by Bennett keeps all these plot threads thrumming and her social commentary crisp. I wish Ward had not employed the tricks of lesser novelists, such as contrived cliffhangers and misdirection in order to engender suspense. She doesn’t know that Lee is in massive debt, cannot find work, and is living in a La Quinta hotel; that Cord is a struggling-to-stay-sober alcoholic who is happily engaged to a man he adores; and that Regan dreams of murdering her detested husband, whom she regrets marrying after her sister broke his heart. **We received an advance copy of this book via Penguin RandomHouse, When seventy-year-old Charlotte Perkins submits a sexy essay to the Become a Jetsetter contest, she dreams of reuniting her estranged children: Lee, an almost-famous actress; Cord, a handsome Manhattan venture capitalist who can’t seem to find a partner; and Regan, a harried mother who took it all wrong when Charlotte bought her a Weight Watchers gift certificate for her birthday. The Jetsetters is a fun black comedy with a lot of extremely dark strokes. Tending bar as a side job in Beverly Hills, she catches a glimpse of her mother’s doppelgänger. Pre-publication book reviews and features keeping readers and industry If you click on one of the links in this article and make a purchase, She’s Full of Lit may receive a small commission. A dark family secret lurks throughout the book and provides context for some of the worst family dynamics. A lonely 71-year-old widow wins a trip to Europe and takes her three grown children in an attempt to reconnect with them. Stella, ensconced in White society, is shedding her fur coat. Trouble signing in? The scene in which Stella adopts her White persona is a tour de force of doubling and confusion. Still, there is real poignancy in this novel, as wounded characters struggle to regain childhood loyalties. The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward is March’s book pick for Reese Witherspoon’s book club.⁣ ⁣ This book is about a woman named Charlotte who has 3 grown children. When 70-year-old Charlotte Perkins submits a sexy essay to the “Become a Jetsetter” contest, she dreams of reuniting her estranged children. Charlotte herself is not the pious Catholic church lady everyone thinks she is—she is desperate to find a man, have sex, and live out the naughty pages of her romance books. Cord hiding his (male) fiance in order not to disappoint his mother, while ignoring the fact that he is harming his partner, is probably my favorite sibling sub-plot. The talented Bennett fuels her fiction with secrets—first in her lauded debut, The Mothers (2016), and now in the assured and magnetic story of the Vignes sisters, light-skinned women parked on opposite sides of the color line. has created a complex story that explores the tragedies and long-term effects of withheld love, verbal abuse, alcoholism, and depression on individuals and their families, set against the backdrop of a splendidly gaudy, over-the-top Mediterranean cruise ship and its historic ports of call. The first hints come with the reading out of a pig who instigated the building of a windmill, so that the electric power would be theirs, the idea taken over by Napoleon who becomes topman with no maybes about it. Just send a semi-regular round up of reviews, things we find interesting, and Shannon’s beauty recommendations. As one of three siblings, I love to read about sibling dynamics. ‧ edited by Charlotte, a lovable if imperfect mother, is doing her very best to pull everyone back together. Thanks in advance! Charlotte believes that her eldest daughter, Lee, is an actress on the cusp of success in Los Angeles; that her son, Cord, is a successful venture capitalist in New York City waiting to find the right woman; and that her youngest, Regan, is a happily married stay-at-home mother of two. Cord, Lee, and Regan each have reached a different critical impasse in their lives. Categories: RELEASE DATE: Feb. 4, 2020. & Ward nails how family expeditions are ruined and saved, over and over again, by fleeting moments of connection and the consensus to survive without killing one another. Amanda Eyre Ward. Peter Davison, by Android. Brit Bennett Wrestles With Identity in New Novel, Brit Bennett on the ‘Wildest Week’ of Her Life. In the second half, Jude spars with her cousin Kennedy, Stella's daughter, a spoiled actress. George Orwell Thanks so much for your support. Amanda Eyre Ward Bennett is deeply engaged in the unknowability of other people and the scourge of colorism. The Three Weissmans of Westport by Cathleen Schine. Inspired by her beloved romance novels and galvanized by her own loneliness and desperation for intimacy, she writes with a fever she’s never felt before...and she wins. Tl;DR: If you’re into complicated family dynamics, sibling rivalry, and trauma handled with humor (and you should be), you should give this lovely novel a try. George Orwell. None are particularly deep or likeable, all have their problems – but none of them seem motivated to help themselves. “The Jetsetters: a Novel,” Ballantine Books, by Amanda Eyre Ward. We promise not to spam you. 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