Brunch and Other Obligations
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The only thing reclusive bookworm Nora, high-powered attorney Christina, and supermom-in-training Leanne ever had in common was their best friend, Molly. When Molly dies, she leaves mysterious gifts and cryptic notes for each of her grieving best friends, along with one final request: that these three mismatched frenemies have brunch together every month for a year.
Filled with heartwrenching scenes and witty prose, Brunch and Other Obligations explores the intricate dynamics of girlhood acquaintances who are forced to reconnect as women. This upbeat novel reminds readers that there’s hope for getting through the hard times in life—with a lot of patience, humor, and a standing brunch date.
“Poignant, funny, and smart, <I>Brunch and Other Obligations</I> is a must-have for contemporary women'
“<i>Brunch and Other Obligations</i> is women’s fiction at its finest! A tender, witty, heartfelt novel that had me laughing out loud in one chapter and reaching for tissues in the next. With humor, heart, and hope, Nugent reminds us that, once in a lifetime, if we’re very, very lucky, we just might find a friend who knows us better than we know ourselves.” —Lori Nelson Spielman, <I>New York Times</I> best-selling author of <i>The Life List</I>
“A delightful debut that captures the beauty and complexity of relationships.” —Amy Blumenfeld, author of <I>The Cast</I>
“<i>Brunch and Other Obligations</i> is an engaging, often sweet, and absolutely laugh-out-loud story of how relationships can evolve even among individuals who would like to believe they are vastly different—and lifelong frenemies. Suzanne Nugent’s writing is sharp and masterful, with spot-on dialogue and scenes that jump to life on the page.” —Sherry Stanfa-Stanley, author of <i>Finding My Badass Self: A Year of Truths and Dares</I>
“... an inspiring and fun read for the beach.” —Travel + Leisure
“. . . a bright and witty debut novel—and what readers will hope is [Nugent’s] first of many. . . . For dog-lovers and dog-haters, Francophiles, caregivers, wives, mothers, girlfriends and introverts, <I>Brunch and Other Obligations</I> will be a good read.” —<I>BookTrib</i>
Women’s fiction, Story about female friendship, Uplifting literature for women, Stories about infertility, Funny novel, Fiction set in New England, Heartwarming ensemble fiction, Strong female protagonist, Parent with Alzheimer’s, Book club novel