Every February I try to pick an offbeat romance for our book club pick of the month. From the teenage sweethearts in Eleanor & Park to the opposites attracting in Who Do You Love to the engagement regrets in The One That Got Away, we've had some fun love stories to chat about over the last few years. But, none quite like this month's pick!
After seeing this book on several lists of top reads from last year, I am excited to announce we'll be reading The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn.
Check out the full book description for The Arrangement here:
"Lucy and Owen, ambitious, thoroughly-therapized New Yorkers, have taken the plunge, trading in their crazy life in a cramped apartment for Beekman, a bucolic Hudson Valley exurb. They've got a two hundred year-old house, an autistic son obsessed with the Titanic, and 17 chickens, at last count. It's the kind of paradise where stay-at-home moms team up to cook the school's "hot lunch," dads grill grass-fed burgers, and, as Lucy observes, "chopping kale has become a certain kind of American housewife's version of chopping wood."
When friends at a wine-soaked dinner party reveal they've made their marriage open, sensible Lucy balks. There's a part of her, though-the part that worries she's become too comfortable being invisible-that's intrigued. Why not try a short marital experiment? Six months, clear ground rules, zero questions asked. When an affair with a man in the city begins to seem more enticing than the happily-ever-after she's known for the past nine years, Lucy must decide what truly makes her happy-"real life," or the "experiment?""
And then go grab a copy of The Arrangement so you can join us for our book club discussion next month!