“Warren Adler’s insight into people, and women in particular, plus his strong story-telling ability, make this a smashing and suspenseful read.” –Barbara Taylor Bradford
“This book is a blast and compulsory reading.” -David Brown, producer of Chocolat, The Player and A Few Good Men
This bittersweet novel tells the story of a desperate, single mom seeking a husband by visiting funeral parlors to find rich eligible widowers. A rousing story that explores the joys and perils of finding a mate the second time around.
Thirty-eight year old divorcee Grace Sorentino is in a precarious position, upwardly mobile in age, downwardly mobile in income. A cosmetician on Palm Beach’s fashionable Worth Avenue, she barely makes enough to support her 16-year old daughter Jackie in their tiny apartment. Still they’re scraping by . . . until Grace loses her job. Hanging on by a thread, Grace reluctantly pursues a cynical and bizarre scheme to snare a rich widower. But when she finally comes within a hair’s breadth of her goal, she finds herself enmeshed in a self-spun web of deception and danger that threatens to rob her of everything she holds dear.
Brilliant and bittersweet, daring, erotic and darkly humorous, Mourning Glory entices readers into one woman’s tangled web. A timely novel about the cost of getting what you want — when what you really want is priceless.