Jeanne Ray is the mother of novelist Ann Patchett and has written six novels. She published her first novel, Julie & Romeo, at the age of 60. She continues to inspire women to find their voices, follow their passions and become truly visible.
What would you do if you woke up one day and discovered you were disappearing? This is the strange circumstance that Clover Hobart now faces in Jeanne Ray’s charming and original novel, CALLING INVISIBLE WOMEN.
A mom in her early fifties, Clover knows that she no longer turns heads the way she used to, and she’s only really missed when dinner isn’t on the table on time. Then Clover wakes up one morning to discover she’s invisible, truly invisible. She panics, but when her husband and son sit down to dinner, nothing is amiss and her condition goes unnoticed. Her best friend, Marjorie, is the first to realize Clover’s disappearance, only cementing the fact that she has been invisible to her husband and child long before she knew she was invisible. Clover discovers that there are other women like her, women of a certain age who seem to have disappeared. As she uses her invisibility to get to know her family, her town and her self better, Clover leads the way in helping invisible women become recognized and appreciated no matter what their role.
CALLING INVISIBLE WOMEN is a compelling novel that explores women’s role in family and society and calls into question the true meaning of existence.