Books by Claire Cook

Claire Cook has been releasing crowd-pleasers like Seven Year Switch and Life's a Beach just in time for the sun-and-sand season for years, and 2011 is no different. Best Staged Plans follows Sandy Sullivan, a professional home stager in the Boston suburbs who finds that she, herself, is in need of a change in scenery. Click here to read and excerpt from the first chapter. Photo credit: Hyperion


TIME FLIES by Claire Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2013

"Women will like this book."
The latest novel from Cook (Wallflower in Bloom, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >
WALLFLOWER IN BLOOM by Claire Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2012

"Amiable fluff for poolside."
Cook, author of the bestselling Must Love Dogs (2002), delivers a minor comedy featuring a trod-upon woman who finds herself a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. Read full book review >
SEVEN YEAR SWITCH by Claire Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2010

"Hardly groundbreaking, but a beach tote couldn't ask for more."
Another female-empowering, feel-good novel from Cook, who in this seventh outing (The Wildwater Walking Club, 2009, etc.) cautions against the return of the bad husband. Read full book review >
THE WILDWATER WALKING CLUB by Claire Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2009

"Predictable and blandly cozy."
Unremarkable sixth novel from Cook (Summer Blowout, 2008, etc.), who seems to specialize in stories of middle-aged women crossing the sandpits that are their lives. Read full book review >
SUMMER BLOWOUT by Claire Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2008

"Intense beauty-product placement may be this novel's only selling point."
Cook's fifth (Life's a Beach, 2007, etc.), about a family of beauticians, falls as flat as a badly layered mullet. Read full book review >
LIFE’S A BEACH by Claire Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2007

"Cook (Multiple Choice, 2004, etc.) ably catalogues the issues facing 40-something women, but the generic settings and tepid romances prevent this book from taking off."
Flakey younger sis tries to shake her inability to commit. Read full book review >
MULTIPLE CHOICE by Claire Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Mothers of 18-year-olds may smile in recognition occasionally, but this is really weak."
Second novel from the author of Ready to Fall (2000), this time a low-wattage domestic comedy about a woman adjusting to her first-born's freshman year in college. Read full book review >
READY TO FALL by Claire Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"A modest first effort in need of greater depth to ballast the weight of its subject. "
A lackluster debut, written in the form of e-mails, attempts drama but simply illustrates through its own flatness the detachment of online relationships. Read full book review >