AUTHOR: Green, Kim
TITLE: Paging Aphrodite
Date Read: 03/07/14
GENRE/PUB DATE/PUBLISHER/# OF PGS: Women's Fiction; 2004;Bantam/Dell; 356 pgs
SERIES/STAND ALONE: SA
CHARACTERS: Parker Glass/Interior Designer; Kelah Morris/aspiring novelist; Anya Soberanes/career girl who wants to get married; Claire Dillon/ middle-aged wife & mother
FIRST LINES: The bus stop is about 25 meters from the bank across the square. It is open from 7am to 11pm, I read.
COMMENTS: This was a nice escapist read -- it has been a cold & long winter who doesn't want to escape to a warm island beach. Four women from different backgrounds and 3 continents are at transition points in their lives and all decide to vacation for the summer in Corfu -- a Greecian island. Parker had lived w/ her boyfriend for several years but only managed to stay married for 11 days before he left her. She is sure he is just having a "moment" and will come back. She plans a get-away w/ her sister to Corfu but at the last minute her sister declines and a friend of her sister's takes her place. Anya is a Catholic Hispanic young working woman who believes she was born to be a bride but so far has not had a relationship that is headed for marriage. She believes a secret from her past has cursed her. Kelah is a recent college grad of mixed ethnic background, both parents are high powered professionals and she feels she has a lot to live up to. She wants to be a very serious writer . Claire is 46 years old and has been married since her early 20's, she has 2 grown sons and believes her life is going along smoothly until her husband has an affair. Parker and Anya leave San Francisco, Kelah departs from London and Claire takes flight from Sydney, Australia. They vary in age from early 20's to mid 40's but all have a common bond: they are away from home & trying to figure out if they want to go back home & if so how will they change to adapt to the path's that had not previously planned.
Four women on the island of Corfu, Greece, each seeking something different in their lives. Frienships develop as they form a wonderful sisterhood and support for each other!
Could not get into this book. Maybe it was the English slang used, I'm not sure. Point of view changes in each short chapter and I found myself lost because I'd start to skim from boredom. I just wasn't interested in the characters and they didn't keep my interest.
Quick, easy read. Great read for the beach or pool.