It is that time again! We are gearing up for this month’s discussion of The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers (Tuesday, April 24th on Nicole’s blog), but it is also time to give away next month’s BOOK CLUB selection. In May we will be reading another offering from Harper Perennial, With My Body by Nikki Gemmell.
We will be discussing With My Body right here on Tuesday, May 22nd.
From the publisher:
From the author of the international bestseller “The Bride Stripped Bare “comes the raw and resonant story of a middle-aged wife and mother who attempts to reclaim her lost sense of self by exploring the memory of an old love affair, the consequences of which have remained unresolved for years. Nikki Gemmell is “one of the few truly original voices to emerge in a long time” (“Time Out New York”), and “With My Body “is a unique and captivating novel. Poetic and boldly, unabashedly sensual, Gemmell’s gorgeous writing and explosive content evoke the seductive power of “The Secret Life Of Catherine M,” “Damage,” and “The Story of O,” but this instant classic bears a modern insight into present-day sexuality and that could only come from the intimate and invigorating voice of Nikki Gemmell.
See that cover above? Facebook deemed that cover too sexy for Facebook ads. Gemmell doesn’t pull any punches; reading With My Body on public transit even made Harper Perennial’s marketing guru, Erica, blush. From as much as I’ve dipped into With My Body, though, it is well worth reading, in some ways it is a modern The Awakening or Madame Bovary.
If you would like to be considered as a participant for May, please fill out the form below by noon, Eastern on Tuesday, February 17th. Your mailing address will be discarded if you aren’t selected to participate and used to mail you the book if you are. I do not share or retain any personal information. Only those selected will be contacted by email.