To say Stacey Lender’s debut novel, CITY MOUSE, is a hit would be a gross understatement. The story of Manhattan couple, Jessica and Aaron, being priced out of their apartment and banished to the suburbs is taking bookshelves, beaches, and bibliophiles by storm!
In this Q&A, Stacey talks about the inspiration for her novel and its main character, her writing process, and what she’s working on next.
If you loved CITY MOUSE, you’ll definitely want to give this informative and candid interview a read!
Why you should read this: Such a relatable book – even if you don’t live in the suburbs. Because we all want to fit in and have friends. Message of being true to yourself will stay with you even after you close the book!
About CITY MOUSE:
Priced out of their Manhattan neighborhood, Jessica and Aaron move with their young daughters to the one place Jessica swore she’d never go: the suburbs. But to Jessica’s surprise, life in the commuter belt makes a great first impression. She quickly falls in with a clique of helpful mom friends who welcome her with pitchers of margaritas, neighborhood secrets, and a pair of hot jeans that actually fit.
Still, it’s hard to keep up in a crowd where everyone competes for the most perfectly manicured home and latest backyard gadgets. And what’s worse, as the only working mom in her circle, Jessica sometimes feels disconnected and alone. So she’s thrilled when she’s invited to a moms-only weekend at the beach, which she assumes will mean new opportunities for real talk and bonding. Instead, the trip turns into a series of eye-opening lessons, and Jessica must decide if she’s strong enough to be honest with herself about the sort of life she really wants.