Clover Hendry's Day Off (Paperback)

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A hilarious and empowering perimenopausal Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, about Clover Hendry, 46, and the day she decides to stop keeping the plates spinning, say F@#! it all, and finally get hers.

Today is not the day to mess with Clover Hendry.

Clover hasn’t said “No” a day in her life. Until today. Normally a woman who tips her hairdresser even when the cut is hideous, is endlessly patient with her horrendous mother, and says yes every time her boss asks her to work late—today, things are going to be very different. Because Clover is taking the day off. Today, she’s going to do and say whatever she likes, even if it means her whole life unravels.

What made Clover change her ways? Why doesn’t she care anymore? There’s more to this day than meets the eye.

Clover Hendry's Day Off is a joyful, raging, galvanizing story about putting life on pause, pleasing yourself, and getting your own back. Whatever it takes. Because when Clover stops caring, she can start living.

About the Author

Beth Morrey's work has been published in The May Anthology of Oxford and Cambridge Poetry and shortlisted for the Grazia Orange First Chapter competition. She is the author of The Love Story of Missy Carmichael and Delphine Jones Takes a Chance. She lives in London with her family and dog.

Praise For…

An EveryMom Can’t-Put-Down Book

“Hilarious, inspiring and peri-menopausal - Clover Hendry is a heroine for our times. She made me laugh, cry, and want to blow stuff up. A superhero for middle-aged women everywhere.” – Clare Pooley, author of The Authenticity Project
“Deep and satisfying….In Morrey’s hands, [Clover Hendry’s Day Off] offers more than escapist fun.” – Publishers Weekly

"Clover Hendry has had enough - and haven’t we all? This empowering, hilarious and messy attempt at grabbing back her life - just for a day - will leave you squealing and cheering. A reminder to put yourself first! Absolutely adorable and wonderful. I love everything by Beth, but this may be my favourite book yet.” –Lizzy Dent, author of The Summer Job
“I dare you to read Clover Hendry's Day Off without laughing out loud. Beth Morrey's novel is hilarious, deliciously outrageous, and effervescent, while delivering heartfelt truths about how life-changing and life-affirming a single day can be. Ferris Bueller would be proud.” —Margarita Montimore, USA Today bestselling author of Oona Out of Order

“Very funny….[Clover Hendry is] devilishly witty about getting away with mischief…A romp that is also grounded.” —Kirkus Reviews

“[Clover Hendry’s Day Off] features a relatable protagonist whose acts of rebellion are as entertaining as they are satisfying. Clover’s misadventures will leave readers wondering what she’ll do next—and thinking about what they might do on a “day off.” Ideal for fans of Amazing Grace Adams by Fran Littlewood." – Booklist

“A laugh-out-loud, empowering triumph! I loved every moment of Clover’s day and found myself cheering for her at every turn—even the messy ones. The perfect balance of humor and incisive commentary, Clover Hendry’s Day Off is at once a vicarious joyride and a rousing reminder that there’s nothing wrong with making a fuss every once in a while.” – Holly James, author of The Deja Glitch
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593540312
ISBN-10: 059354031X
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: January 30th, 2024
Pages: 336
Language: English