Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Summer Reading Challenge: Satisfaction by Andee Reilly

This summer, members of the Vise Library are participating in a Summer Reading Challenge. We have received copies of several books from publishers for honest reviews. We hope that you enjoy these reviews (and books)!

This week's book is Satisfaction by Andee Reilly.

About the book:

When 22-year-old Ginny Martin discovers her husband has been cheating on her, she strikes back. Buying tickets to every concert on the Rolling Stones North American tour, this devastated suburban housewife packs up the car and takes to the road. Following the Rolling Stones from Los Angeles to Oklahoma City, Ginny experiences freedom for the first time, while coping with the insecurities and limiting beliefs that had kept this small town girl’s life far too small. Bree Cooper is a nomad, a free-spirited drifter, and a mother who abandoned responsibility – and her young daughter – years before. When Ginny meets Bree at a roadside diner, they impulsively make the decision to throw their lot in together. In each other they find a friendship that they both had longed for. Bree also gives Ginny a chance to have a mother-figure who inspires independence and encourages confidence, while Ginny gives Bree a chance to get parenting right on the second try.
This book centers around two women (who don't know each other) that decide to go on a road trip together!  They are each running from something (Bree and relationship with her daughter & Ginny and the fact that her husband cheated on her...with her co-worker).  Ginny decides to follow The Rolling Stones to every state that they have a show.  What you find through this story is that both of these women needed this random friendship for different reasons.  You will also find in this book is a lot of information about the band.  I couldn't help but hum some of the songs while I was reading this book.  I think this book was a lot of fun and for anyone that has ever wanted to throw caution to the wind and take a roadtrip!
Buy the book:
       Barnes and Noble
      Parnassus Books

About the author:

Andee Reilly was born and raised in Los Angeles.  She fell in love with the Rolling Stones as a teenager, and their music has long served as an inspiration to her writing.  She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Riverside and teaches literature and writing at California State University, Channel Islands. When not teaching or writing, she can be found surfing the many breaks of Southern California.  Reilly got the idea for SATISFACTION when she was buying tickets for the Rolling Stones appearance in Las Vegas.  While on the Ticketmaster website, she wondered, what if I clicked the “Purchase” button for every single city and went on the road with the Rolling Stones?
In Ginny Martin’s story, Reilly found her answer to just who might act on this impulse, allowing her to explore all of the unexpected consequences of such an action.
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