Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta

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Read Mrs. Fletcher Online Free - From the New York Times bestselling author of The Leftovers and Little Children comes a penetrating and hilarious new novel about sex, love, and identity on the frontlines of America’s culture wars.

Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose beloved only child has just left for college, Eve is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when one night her phone lights up with a text message. Sent from an anonymous number, the mysterious sender tells Eve, “U R my MILF!” Over the months that follow, that message comes to obsess Eve. While leading her all-too-placid life—serving as Executive Director of the local senior center by day and taking a community college course on Gender and Society at night—Eve can’t curtail her own interest in a porn website called, which features the erotic exploits of ordinary, middle-aged women like herself. Before long, Eve’s online fixations begin to spill over into real life, revealing new romantic possibilities that threaten to upend her quiet suburban existence.

Meanwhile, miles away at the state college, Eve’s son Brendan—a jock and aspiring frat boy—discovers that his new campus isn’t nearly as welcoming to his hard-partying lifestyle as he had imagined. Only a few weeks into his freshman year, Brendan is floundering in a college environment that challenges his white-dude privilege and shames him for his outmoded, chauvinistic ideas of sex. As the New England autumn turns cold, both mother and son find themselves enmeshed in morally fraught situations that come to a head on one fateful November night.

Sharp, witty, and provocative, Mrs. Fletcher is a timeless examination of sexuality, identity, parenthood, and the big clarifying mistakes people can make when they’re no longer sure of who they are or where they belong.

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ISBN : 1501144022
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 309 pages


Elyse rated it ★★★★★

April 19, 2017

I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND IT......for 'mature audiences'! - REGARDLESS of RATINGS!!!! Between the Blurb, and Larry Hoffer's review- (Goodreads member) - all the important information is at a readers fingertips. Larry's review is EXCELLENT -- covers more than anyone needs to know in order to choose to...

Larry rated it ★★★☆☆

April 14, 2017

I'd rate this 3.5 stars. With books like Election, The Abstinence Teacher, The Leftovers , and Little Children , Tom Perrotta has proven to be a master commentator on the foibles of society, on people's attitudes toward love, sex, relationships, religion, parenthood, and morality. He has a wry w...

Shelby *trains flying monkeys* rated it ★★★☆☆

April 11, 2017

I have no clue how to rate this book. I'm just gonna go straight down the line with a three. It's one of those that have characters that you really don't like..but you cannot look away. I wanted all the juicy dirt on them. Eva is sending off her son Brendan to college. She is facing a empty nest si...

Esil rated it ★★★★☆

August 04, 2017

I'm not sure what it was about Mrs. Fletcher, but I found it completely satisfying. It felt smart, with a touch of humour, dealing with real emotions and contemporary issues, without being pretentious or condescending. Mrs. Fletcher -- Eve -- is 47, divorced and the mother 19 year old Brendan. Th...

Julie rated it ★★★☆☆

October 01, 2017

Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta is a 2017 Scribner publication. Suburbia at its most sardonic- I haven’t read Tom Perrotta’s previous novels, although I have seen the movie, ‘Election’, so I was marginally familiar with the name. Reading the blurb, I had the impression this book was humorous, maybe...

Kelly (and the Book Boar) rated it ★★★★☆

April 17, 2017

Find all of my reviews at: I started this book with my morning coffee on Saturday and quickly confirmed (once again) this about Perrotta . . . . This is the story of Eve Fletcher, a woman who has just become an empty nester after dropping her son Brock Turner Bre...

Beverly rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 25, 2018

Perrota is whimsy and hard core realism in equal measure and I loved The Leftovers and Little Children, but this slice of life story about a middle aged woman who seeks sex and companionship in all the wrong places after her self obsessed son goes off to college, left me feeling unsettled. It is...

Sam rated it ★★★☆☆

May 12, 2017

I was halfway through the novel when I realised a story wasn’t on the cards. Not that that bothered me too much (though it did a bit) – Mrs Fletcher is all about the characters, reflecting contemporary middle-class American culture, all of which is written pretty well – but, like the only other T...

Justin rated it ★★★★☆

January 17, 2018

So I read The Leftovers a while ago, and I really enjoyed that book, even more than I expected to like it. That’s how I knew about Tom Perrotta, and that’s how I happened to stumble upon this book. Uh, this ain’t The Leftovers though. Not even close. But here I am recommending it to you. Very unc...

Jennifer rated it ★★★★☆

August 11, 2017

★★★ Mrs. Fletcher is a satire of sorts about issues such as loneliness, reinvention, coming of age, privilege, gender, labels, resilience, porn, and sexual identity. The characters aren't especially likable nor do I believe they are meant to be - they're just there, being used in a book meant to s...

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