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The Sunday List of Dreamsby Kris Radish
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Connie Nixon is no stranger to making lists. In fact, she has rewritten the list of her deepest desires no fewer than forty-eight times. And each Sunday, for as long as she can remember, she's tinkered with it. But actually doing something about her desires is a different story — until the night she comes across a box belonging to her estranged daughter...and makes a stunning discovery. It turns out that her seemingly straitlaced Jessica is part owner of one of the most successful sex toy shops in America.
Shocked by her daughter's secret life, Connie tucks her list in her back pocket and does something utterly impulsive: she hops on a plane to New York City to track down Jessica — and winds up on the wildest adventure of her life. Because with her daughter's help, Connie's about to let her own inner bombshell see the light of day.
Now, for the first time ever, things are flying off Connie's list. Like reconnecting with her daughter. And getting tipsy before noon. And the most startlingly extraordinary desire of all: falling in love.
"With her retirement looming, nurse Connie Nixon is preparing a 'list of dreams' to accomplish once she's out of the working week. Revised 48 times by her retirement date, Connie's structured quest to let loose provides the opportunity for Radish (Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral) to spin an inspirational story about making amends and the power of mother-daughter love. Connie's list contains run-of-the mill things like 'stop setting the alarm clock' and 'write more thank-you notes' and mildly daring to-do's like buying a convertible and drinking wine before noon. It is, however, the confluence of two list items, 'maybe sex' and 'recapture Jessica,' that pushes Connie to rejuvenate her relationship with youngest daughter Jessica, who moved from hometown Indiana to New York three years ago and has since become the 'CEO and part owner of... one of the most successful sex-toy stores in the United States of America.' Connie travels to the Big Apple, and the two women reconnect in an unexpected way: Jessica puts Connie to work in the sex toy business. Every page contains a warm fuzzy." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Radish provides her readers with what they expect and will relish — a paean extolling the virtues of sisterhood that encompasses mothers and daughters and a rallying cry encouraging women to seek sexual fulfillment at any age." Booklist
The beloved Book Sense bestselling author tells the story of a mother, a daughter, and the unforgettably funny, unabashedly sexy, and unexpectedly inspiring journey that will strengthen their bond forever.
About the Author
Kris Radish is the author of six books. Her Bantam Dell novels The Elegant Gathering of White Snows, Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn and Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral have been on the bestseller and Book Sense 76 Selection lists. She also writes two weekly nationally syndicated columns.
She travels frequently throughout the country speaking about women's issues, the value of female friendships and the importance of personal empowerment, as well as the necessity for laughter, a terrific glass of wine, lying quietly in the summer grass, embracing kindness, following the path in your own heart and no one's else's, and having fun at all costs.
Kris Lives in Wisconsin with her partner, a teenage daughter — who she sees when the gas tank is empty, a college son — who shows up when it's time to wash clothes and where she is cursing through menopause on her Yamaha orange-lanced walking shoes, a chlorine blocking swim suit, a gallon of calcium, about 100 notebooks for her novels, short story, poetry, and journalism ideas and a case of cheap wine glasses.
She is also working on her fifth novel which Bantam Dell will publish in 2008.
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