Calling Invisible Women by Bestselling Novelist Jeanne Ray

Fans of the bestselling novel Julie and Romeo and anyone looking for a delightfully funny novel with a clever punch: add Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray to your TBR list!

Jeanne Ray satirizes the ups and down of family and friendship in middle age with great wit and charm. Her strong, funny, smart female characters will keep you laughing and turning the pages. A perfect way to ease into your summer reading!

At RIF, we love cracking open a new book and reading the first sentence, the first paragraph. The beginning of Calling Invisible Women really grabbed us:

“I first noticed I was missing on a Thursday. Red and I had already been for our walk and he went to sleep on the bath mat while I was taking my shower. Red is a Cairn terrier. He’s bath mat size. After the shower I was standing in front of the mirror in a toweling robe brushing my teeth. When I looked up I was gone.”

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Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray – Excerpt

Jeanne Ray, author of Calling Invisible WomenJEANNE RAY is a nurse living in Nashville, Tennessee, and the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Julie and Romeo. She is the mother of the novelist Ann Patchett. Her new novel, Calling Invisible Women will be available from Crown wherever books are sold on May 22, 2012.

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About Kira Walton

Kira Walton

KIRA WALTON has been stalking books all her life as a college English teacher, bookseller, book club consultant, author, and editor.

  • Beverly Metcalf

    Thanks for the contest!

  • Patricia

    Great title for book. At times, I too feel like I am an Invisible woman.

  • Jennifer Dust

    Pick ME, I haven’t won yet!!!

  • Steph

    What? I want to see what happens. If I don’t win this I’m going to have to hunt this one down.

  • Linda

    what woman hasn’t felt invisible at one time or another in her life. that this novel takes this to the next level is facinating. can’t wait to read the rest of it.

  • Maria

    What a great idea for a book! Would love to be entered to win a copy

  • rose mary pacheco

    Looks like an interesting read!

  • Rebekah Montgomery

    This is the book I feel like reading TODAY!

  • Kirsten Malsam

    Looks good! 🙂

  • Bonnie

    sounds great

  • marcia

    This book sounds good…I liked the little I read
    and would like to read more.

  • Pat

    Yes, that first paragraph got me wanting to read it.

  • Valerie

    I won this book and it was a really good and quick read. It isn’t really what I thought it was going to be there ended up being more to it, but I could relate and enjoyed reading it.

  • Karen

    I won the book but don’t know where to post my review. (It’s already up at LibraryThing, Amazon, GoodReads and my online book group at Anyone know where to put it here?

    • Kira, editor at Read It Forward

      Wonderful, Karen, thanks so much! We’ll check out your review and add it to our archive of RIFer Reader Reviews. If we feature it in an upcoming issue of RIF, we’ll send you another great read!

  • Dena

    This book was such a pleasent surprise!! I have read two more of this amazing author’s since. She is funny and has a good story line. This book makes you stop and think of what the world is coming to.

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