My current read is Jillian Medoff’s I Couldn’t Love You More. It comes out on Tuesday and is already getting a lot of buzz.
It’s easy to understand why. Funny, poignant, compelling, and highly readable, I Couldn’t Love You More is about a harried mom, her crazy life, and the road not taken. Eliot’s college boyfriend shows back up after a looooong absence. Although she is happy being a “quasi-wife,” the grass is always greener, as the saying goes.
The real scene-stealers of this book are Sylvia, Eliot’s sister, and Beth, mother of her “step”-children.
Medoff reminds us not to take anything for granted and to appreciate what we have. Her novel will appeal to women this summer. I predict this will be as essential to beach bags as sunscreen and beach towels. This is women’s lit at its finest!