FROM Maria Semple
Author writes about making today different “Today will be different” is the name of Maria Semple’s new novel, and it’s a promise that the main character makes to herself. The book charts a single day in the life of Eleanor, a wife and mother who used to work on a cult children’s show. The novel is hilarious and touching.
Maria Semple’s ‘Today Will Be Different’ Today will be different. It’s the name of Maria Semple’s new novel, and it’s a promise that main character, Eleanor Flood, makes to herself first thing in the morning on October 8. Today Will Be Different charts a single day in the life of Eleanor, married to Joe, mother of Timby, former animator of a cult children’s show called Looper Wash. The novel is hilarious and touching. And it’s vintage Maria Semple, who wrote the bestseller Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
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