Jami Attenberg, author of The Kept Man, has released her sophomore novel The Melting Season — our SheKnows pick for January Book of the Month. With the same charming and fresh prose of her debut novel and a Thelma and Louise passion, Attenberg delivers a story that is inspiring and empowering.
If you’ve ever felt the need to run away or had a dark secret you didn’t know how to hide from, fleeing your life may sound like the only option left. For Catherine Madison it was her only option. Thus is the premise of our January Book of the Month — The Melting Season by Jami Attenberg.
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In the freezing and lonely Nebraska winter, Catherine makes a decision that will affect the rest of her life. She has taken all of her husband’s money and headed west. Leaving behind the only man she has ever known and her deepest secret, Catherine finds herself settling in Las Vegas. There she meets an exuberant woman named Valka who is battling with her own jagged past. With “Sin City” as their backdrop, the two forge a surprising friendship.
As the two women grow closer, Catherine feels compelled to confess the haunting secret about her marriage — a secret no one else knows that could change her life forever. With her new life in front of her, and all her cards on the table, Catherine gets the chance to live her life the way she wanted to all along.
Reminiscent of the Susan Sarandon-starring Thelma and Louise, The Melting Season offers the thrill and emotion that only comes from the story of two women with nothing to lose.