"Marion Palm is on the lam."
With an opening line like that, how can you really go wrong?
Marion Palm prefers not to think of herself as a thief but rather "a woman who embezzles." Over the years she has managed to steal $180,000 from her daughters' private school, money that has paid for European vacations, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and perpetually unused state-of-the-art exercise equipment. But, now, when the school faces an audit, Marion pulls piles of rubber-banded cash from their basement hiding places and flees, leaving her family to grapple with the baffled detectives, the irate school board, and the mother-shaped hole in their house. Told from the points of view of Nathan, Marion's husband, heir to a long-diminished family fortune; Ginny, Marion's teenage daughter who falls helplessly in love at the slightest provocation; Jane, Marion's youngest who is obsessed with a missing person of her own; and Marion herself, on the lam--and hiding in plain sight.
Are you ready to get to know Marion Palm a little better? With reviews from Kevin Kwan and Katherine Heiny, this debut novel by Emily Culliton is one I'm really excited to share with you. I'm currently on the chapter entitled "Pitchforks" (I LOVE a book with titled chapters, its so fun to have a peek at whats coming next) and theres no doubt I'll be finished with this today! Thank you to Knopf for the free copy!
I love Tuesday release days, don't you? Happy Pub Day to Emily Culliton (and Marion Palm!)
Find THE MISFORTUNE OF MARION PALM by Emily Culliton here. Happy Reading!