When the doctor tells Claire Wallace she is perimenopausal, Claire is shocked. She has a six year old daughter, her best friend is pregnant, and Claire isn’t ready to be middle aged. So when she meets Connor Carmody, a younger man who is attracted to her just as much as she is attracted to him, Claire decides to have a last fling. She plans a farewell party for her ovaries – and she and Connor will be the only ones in attendance. Of course, Claire’s husband Charlie is not on the invite list.
Farewell My Ovaries is a witty, clever novel from author Wendy Harmer, who is perhaps best known for her work as a radio presenter and television comedian. This novel shows the breadth of her talents – this is not a book published because of its author’s fame; instead it is in print because it deserves to be. It is entertaining, well-crafted and, to just the right extent, true.
This is chick lit for the slighter more mature woman.
Farewell My Ovaries, by Wendy Harmer
Allen & Unwin, 2005