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June 2013 Indie Next List
“Newly single metal sculptor Melanie isn't up for her high school reunion, but when her best friend insists and an old flame contacts her, she tells herself that revisiting the past might help her find her way into the future. It's only after a raucous road trip replete with tunes that will get readers of a certain age humming under their breath, however, that Melanie does find a way forward-just not the one she expected. Like all of Cook's novels, Time Flies will make you laugh and cry, get you thinking, and leave you with the feeling that the best part of your own life has only just begun!”
— Jill Miner, Saturn Booksellers, Gaylord, MI
From the bestselling author of the beloved book "Must Love Dogs," later made into a film starring John Cusack and Diane Lane, comes a new novel about what happens when we think everything is falling apart, and discover that we can pick up the pieces after all.
Years ago, Melanie followed her husband, Kurt, from the New England beach town where their two young sons were thriving to the suburbs of Atlanta. She's carved out a life as a successful metal sculptor, but when Kurt leaves her for another woman, having the tools to cut up their marriage bed is small consolation.
She's old enough to know that high school reunions are often a big disappointment, but when her best friend makes her buy a ticket and an old flame gets in touch to see if she'll be going, she fantasizes that returning to her past might help her find her future...until her highway driving phobia resurfaces and threatens to hold her back from the adventure of a lifetime.
"Time Flies" is an epic trip filled with fun, heartbreak, and friendship that explores what it takes to conquer your worst fears...so you can start living your future.
About the Author
CLAIRE COOK wrote her first novel in her minivan at 45. At 50, she walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the adaptation of her second novel, Must Love Dogs, starring Diane Lane and John Cusack. If you have a buried dream, take it from Claire, it is NEVER too late! Claire has reinvented herself once again by turning Must Love Dogs into a series, as well as writing her first nonfiction book, Never Too Late: Your Roadmap to Reinvention (without getting lost along the way), in which she shares everything she's learned on her own journey that might help you in yours. She has also become a fun, inspiring reinvention speaker-you can invite her to speak at a conference or other event by going to http: //ClaireCook.com/speaking/. Claire was born in Virginia, and lived for many years in Scituate, Massachusetts, a beach town between Boston and Cape Cod. She and her husband have recently moved to the suburbs of Atlanta to be closer to their two adult kids, who actually want them around again! Claire loves connecting with her readers. Read excerpts, find book club questions, and stay in the loop for future releases, giveaways and insider extras at ClaireCook.com and connect with Claire on Facebook (ClaireCookauthorpage), Twitter (ClaireCookwrite) and Pinterest (ClaireCookwrite).