This reading group guide for Mercury in Retrograde includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Paula Froelich. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book. Description
When Mercury is in retrograde, the only guarantee is anything that can
go wrong, will.
Penelope Mercury, an intrepid reporter at the New York Telegraph
, has pounded the pavement for five years from borough to borough, carrying out her boss’s eccentric orders to break stories that seem inconsequential to everyone but him. Finally, she is inches away from being promoted to her dream job—covering courtroom drama for the paper—but after one spectacularly disastrous day, she is fired instead.
Lena “Lipstick Carcrash” Lippencrass has a fabulous life, even by a socialite’s standards, as a top editor at the high fashion magazine Y
. Long lunches with her girlfriends and afternoons spent shopping at Bergdorfs are all in a day’s work. But when Lena’s always indulgent parents abruptly cut off her cash flow and kick her out of her beloved West Village duplex for refusing to work for the family business, she is forced to confront the reality of w