The year is 1973. As a freak winter storm bears down on an exclusive, affluent suburb in Connecticut, cark skid out of control, men and women swap partners, and their children experiment with sex, drugs, and even suicide. Here two families, the Hoods and the Williamses, com face-to-face with the seething emotions behind the well-clipped lawns of their lives-in a novel widely hailed as a funny, acerbic, and moving hymn to a dazed and confused era of American life.
This book takes place in 1973 and how do I know that? Well the author was kind enough to remind me several times, which actually got really old. The book is told from several points of view and takes place in a single night. I didn't really care for the characters or the story. The book just didn't really go anywhere. Not one of my favorite book club picks.
The book for January is: Shanghai Girls - Lisa See