• Paperback: 336 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (April 2, 2013)
Their bestselling memoir, Come Back, inspired readers with the story of Mia Fontaine’s harrowing drug addiction and her mother, Claire’s, desperate and ultimately successful attempts to save her. Now, a decade later, as Mia finds that adult life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, Claire realizes that she forgot to plan for life after motherhood. Determined to transform themselves and a relationship that has frayed around the edges, the pair sets off on a five-month adventure through twenty cities and twelve countries: an extraordinary, often hilarious journey that includes mishaps, mayhem, and unexpected joys, from a passport-eating elephant in Malaysia to the lavender fields of France, where they finally make peace with their tumultuous past. Wiser for what they’ve learned from women in other cultures, and from each other, they return with a deepened sense of who they are and where they want to go.
Claire Fontaine is a former screenwriter who divides her time between the US and Europe. She is a certified relationship coach and a certified life coach.
Mia Fontaine is a popular motivational speaker who has written for the New York Times, blogs for Ms. Magazine, and is currently at work on a narrative nonfiction book. She lives in New York City.
Claire’s and Mia’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, April 9th: Write Meg
Wednesday, April 10th: We Said Go Travel
Thursday, April 11th: A Bookish Affair
Friday, April 12th: Gone With the Family
Tuesday, April 16th: Twisting the Lens
Wednesday, April 17th: Book Dilettante
Wednesday, April 17th: Walking on Travels
Thursday, April 18th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Monday, April 22nd: 5 Minutes for Mom
Wednesday, April 24th: Olduvai Reads
Monday, April 29th: Great Imaginations
Tuesday, April 30th: Book Club Classics!
Wednesday, May 1st: The Book Garden