MIMI by John Newman
149 days ago,Mimi's Mom died. Everyone's given up. Dad keeps burning pizzas, and he doesn't smile anymore. Sally only wears black and has a terrible secret. Conor plays the drums all night and keeps the neighbors awake. And the dog, Sparkler, hasn't been walked in months. And that's not even counting how terrible things are at school (when Mimi finally gets there, very late each day).
But Mimi isn't one to give up. She goes through the days depending upon routine: Monday is Granny's day, Tuesday is Aunt Marigold's day, Wednesday is Aunt Betty's day, each providing some stability to Mimi and her siblings. Mimi's best friend, Orla, stands by Mimi at school and texts her jokes every day.
This finely crafted novel is both touching and comic, and it is a poweful portrait of loss, compassion, and the power that comes from sticking together.
Join us on Sunday, November 11th at 2 PM to discuss this delightful novel. Snacks will be served.