Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Calling Invisible Women: A Novel by Jeanne…

Calling Invisible Women: A Novel

by Jeanne Ray

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1702969,943 (3.4)5



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 5 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 29 (next | show all)
The premise of the book started out with good intentions, which all fell flat as the book progressed. ( )
  Hanesworth | Jul 25, 2014 |
Calling Invisible Women is a fun and witty novel about Clover, a woman who wakes up and finds that she has no reflection in the bathroom mirror. She's invisible. Her busy husband and distracted children don't even notice. No one notices, except for her best friend. Clover is distraught. But after she attends a meeting for invisible women, Clover discovers a new view of life. I think this is a perfect rainy day read. ( )
  LauraT81 | Jun 5, 2014 |
Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray is a novel about Clover, a mom in her early fifties whose family never looks at her face. They speak to her and have meals with her but they never actually see her. This predicament becomes evident when she wakes up one day and she is gone. She literally disappears. And if that's not bad enough, weeks go by before her family members, particularly her husband, even notice. Luckily, her neighbor and best friend Marjorie, notices right away dismissing her feelings of insanity. Clover goes about her days as usual, unnoticed by the general public until one day she finds an ad in the paper for an "Invisible Women's Club" which she attends and learns that her invisibility is caused by certain medications she has been taking.

The Invisible women then form a plan to force the pharmaceutical company to take the meds off the market and research a cure for their newfound disease.

This book is insanely humorous and reflects the feeling of being invisible by most middle aged women who feel overlooked or faded into the background. I liked it very much.

Published in 2012 by Crown Publishing. Go read it! ( )
  clayhollow | Apr 8, 2014 |
In our youth-obsessed culture, there's many a middle-aged woman who has felt invisible when the waiter's eyes drift past her to a younger, more attractive woman, or when her family takes for granted the hours of work it takes to maintain a home. But Clover wakes up one day and is literally invisible. Her husband and children don't notice at all; they carry on regardless. She finds she is not alone. She and her fellow invisible women must band together to save the day. Ray gently and cheerfully leads her characters--and her readers--on a journey to discover the remedies for post-menopausal obsolescence.

I'm extremely amused at the phrase "fellow women." Seems oxymoronic.

( )
  Turrean | Feb 15, 2014 |
A book most women over 50 will understand all too well ( )
  artwench | Nov 4, 2013 |
Showing 1-5 of 29 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

Feeling unattractive and unappreciated as she enters her fifties, wife and mother Clover wakes up one morning and discovers that she has actually become invisible, a condition that goes unnoticed by her family.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
128 wanted1 pay1 pay

Popular covers


Average: (3.4)
1 2
2 10
2.5 2
3 21
3.5 11
4 21
4.5 2
5 8

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 92,247,702 books! | Top bar: Always visible