When her husband packs his bags and declares that he is moving in with his girlfriend, Penny Rushmore feels like the rug has been pulled from underneath her. Her grief seems insurmountable – that is until her girlfriends ply her with wine and ideas of revenge. The seed is sown – don’t get mad, get even. It’s planned to perfection and guaranteed to hit her husband exactly where it hurts.
But time doesn’t stand still for Penny Rushmore – her mother is slipping further down the rabbit-hole of dementia, her job places ever-increasing demands on her, and then she discovers she has breast cancer.
In A Sandwich Short of a Picnic, Felicity Price manages to deftly convey the juggling act that women who ‘have it all’ often play. With Penny, Felicity creates a character who is not just a career woman, a mother or a wife, but more importantly a survivor. Felicity’s lively tone and humour make the exploration of these issues accessible and easily navigated.
A Sandwich Short of a Picnic is a fun and sassy novel that reaffirms the most important things in life are not whether you can lose those extra kilos or splurge on killer heels. They are family and friends, health and wellbeing, helped along by a hot new boyfriend and a few glasses of Pinot Gris.
“This is chick lit meets feminism; Penny is, like most of us at times vulnerable and amazingly strong… There are laugh-out-loud moments aplenty – particularly when Penny pulls off the ultimate revenge on her runaway husband. Smart, hilarious and sad, but by the end of the book you’ll be thinking about what is really important in your life.” – Australian Woman’s Weekly (NZ Edition)
“The book is a hoot and the heroine a warm, vulnerable, funny human survivor… Price writes with a delightfully light touch.’ – The Christchurch Press
“Kiwi chick lit has reached new heights and the view has never looked so good.” – DomPost
“Price possesses a sharp ear for dialogue… I must confess I read it in a day and thoroughly enjoyed it.” – North and South
Paperback: 516 pages
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant; Large Print 16 pt edition (December 5, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 6.9 x 9.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds