THE MERYL STREEP MOVIE CLUB by Mia March
Following a terrible car accident, Lolly Weller becomes a single mother to Kat, while also raising her two nieces, Isabel and June. Now grown and living their own lives, June and Isabel receive a summons from their aunt to come home to the small Maine town where they were raised. She has something important to discuss with them and Kat and wants to do it in person.
Isabel has just discovered that her husband has been having an affair and wants a divorce, and June is a struggling single mother, trying to deal with her young son's desire to meet his father. Although they've been emotionally estranged from each other as well as from Kat and Lolly, both are grateful for the chance to escape the turmoil in their own lives. Unknown to Isabel and June, although Kat has lived at home helping her mother with the inn, she longs to travel to far away places to become a master baker.
All three cousins are stunned when they discover that Lolly has brought them all together to tell them she's been diagnosed with cancer. Lolly is determined to remain upbeat, and as is the custom, Friday night at The Three Captains' Inn is movie night, and the theme for this month is a selection of Meryl Streep movies.
Staying on at the inn to help Lolly through her treatments, the cousins find themselves revealing the problems in each of their own lives while watching and discussing each Meryl Streep movie selection. As they bond with each other, they begin to define their own lives and their dreams for the future.
Although a little too predictable, THE MERYL STREEP MOVIE CLUB is nice, engaging, chick lit.
Pub. Date: To be released June 19, 2012
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