Mailbox Monday is a place to celebrate the new books that take up residence in our houses. It is currently touring the Internet (at a different blog each week), and Library of Clean Reads is the February host.
I had one book arrive in my mailbox this week. It’s for a TLC Book Tour in April, so I won’t be picking it up for a little while yet.
The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer
When the elliptical new drama teacher at Stellar Plains High School chooses for the school play Lysistrata—the comedy by Aristophanes in which women stop having sex with men in order to end a war—a strange spell seems to be cast over the school. Or, at least, over the women. One by one throughout the high school community, perfectly healthy, normal women and teenage girls turn away from their husbands and boyfriends in the bedroom, for reasons they don’t really understand. As the women worry over their loss of passion, and the men become by turns unhappy, offended, and above all, confused, both sides are forced to look at their shared history, and at their sexual selves in a new light.
I jumped on the chance to participate in this tour, since I really liked Wolitzer’s previous book, The Ten-Year Nap (even though many people I know didn’t like it at all). This sounds like a really interesting premise, and I’m looking forward to reading it.