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Calling Invisible Women: A Novel (edition 2012)

by Jeanne Ray

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Title:Calling Invisible Women: A Novel
Authors:Jeanne Ray
Info:Crown (2012), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 256 pages
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Tags:women, humor, fiction

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Calling Invisible Women: A Novel by Jeanne Ray



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A quirky satire about women becoming invisible to everyone. No one notices, not even their families. It's an extension on the concept that women are ignored after reaching a certain age. This is a humorous story that shows a number of ways to use the condition of invisibility. The cause is discovered to be a combination of drugs. It's a creative and fanciful story that is quite thought-provoking in places. ( )
  VivienneR | Oct 30, 2016 |
another one where I need partial stars - 3.5. ( )
  mamashepp | Mar 29, 2016 |
another one where I need partial stars - 3.5. ( )
  mamashepp | Mar 29, 2016 |
This is a good book for women, who have ever felt like they are invisible to their spouses, children, and coworkers. This book will make you laugh as well as cry and also appreciate that we are women, and someone loves us.
  krdtaz | Jan 26, 2016 |
Clover is a early 40's wife to a popular pediatrician, mother of two adult children, and a part-time gardening columnist for the local newspaper. Although trained as a journalist, the economy and the decline of newspaper readership, has curtailed her career. She feels as if she has no sense of purpose or identity which fulfills her. Maybe this is why one morning, she wakes up to discover that she is invisible, not just metaphorically invisible. Initially, she believes that she is mentally ill since her family hasn't seemed to notice; however, they aren't truly looking at her. However, after reading a classified header, "Calling Invisible Women," she knows that she isn't insane. After joining the Invisible Women Support Group, she realizes that her handicap might actually be a strength. Using her journalism skills, she organizes the women to discover what happened to them and attempt to stop it from happening to others.

This novel is uses the invisibility as a metaphor for lack of purpose and identity. As Clover begins to appreciate her invisibility, seeing it as an asset rather than weakness and interact with other invisible women and visible humans, she becomes involved in some humorous moments. An easy read, which will have the reader chuckling out loud. ( )
  John_Warner | Jan 19, 2016 |
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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.

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