Clover Hendry’s Day Off

Books on Tape. Jan. 2024. 11:38 hrs. ISBN 9780593787991. $76. F
Irked by her own people-pleasing ways, Clover Hendry has declared that this is the day she will finally say “no.” Whether it’s rejecting the mountain of requests from her boss or the demands of her overbearing and pretentious mother, she has resolved to say and do as she pleases. Why does Clover no longer care? What prompted this complete change? Morrey (Delphine Jones Takes a Chance) has written a novel about an overwhelmed middle-aged mother and woman who has had enough. What ensues in this day of “no” is hilarious but also moving as Clover uncovers deep truths about herself, her family, and her past. Imogen Church narrates the fed-up Clover as she travels about the city, leaving chaos in her wake. Church captures Clover’s newfound boldness while rounding out her character with a good dose of tenderness and heart. A Q&A session with the author at the novel’s end is a bonus.
VERDICT A fun and empowering listen that touches on truths about middle age, motherhood, and claiming space for oneself.
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