By Jennifer Weiner
4 out of 5 stars
Mrs. Everything is really about everything that is a woman. It is every stage of womanhood from daughter to the end of life. It is what we see ourselves as. It is what society sees us as. It is finding yourself and your place.
Jo and Bethie are sisters and different as anyone can be. The story follows them from the 50s through today. Their ups and downs. Their pains and sorrows. Their loves and joys. Following their lives, you really get to know the characters to their cores. Bethie has something extremely tragic happen to her and throws her life into chaos. Jo, always attracted to women, lives a somewhat “normal” life of marriage and kids. Watching them go full circle is the complete joy of this book.
It is a long read. It slowly takes you through the changes of the decades, ones I remember so well. Each character is given their voice in alternating chapters so you see the world from both sides. We go from women waiting on the man of the home to a woman running for president. Wow. Times do change but one thing that does not change is you will enjoy a book by Jennifer Weiner until the very last page.
Thanks to Netgalley and Atria Books for an advance copy.