PRAISE FOR CITY MOUSE
“Stacey Lender has written a book I could not put down! City Mouse reminds mothers of that priceless lesson: the grass is always greener . . . and maybe even alcohol-soaked Astroturf. I tore through this book like a bored, competitive housewife tears through her Xanax.”
—Faith Salie, author of Approval Junkie, journalist and host of NPR's Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!
“For every city mom who fears death by suburbia—and for every suburban mom who wonders if it’s just her—this insightful, funny trip into the secrets behind those picket fences is required reading.”
—Maureen Sherry, author of Opening Belle
“City Mouse is a sharp and sophisticated novel of suburban life with a narrative voice that is equal parts witty, observant, and vulnerable. A wonderful debut!”
—Susan Isaacs, New York Times best-selling author
"Debut novelist Lender sharply portrays the corrupt privilege of upper-middle-class suburbanites, and with the twist of her pen, the Stepford Wives take the upper hand over their husbands...the climactic explosion takes everyone by surprise. A bracingly tart portrait of suburban hell." Full Review.
"Lender's debut novel is positively irresistible. It's hilarious and insightful and just the type of book any city girl needs to tote to her vacation rental this summer...even with three kids in tow. Would love to see a big name star bring this to network TV." Full Review.
"Lender’s enlightening, beautifully plotted novel dives deep into the notion of having it all while playing with the shallow notions of the American dream." Full Review.