The Last Laugh by Lynn Freed. Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Ruth, Dania and Bess have reached the point in their lives when they feel they can finally take time for themselves, but when their grown children decide that grandma is a free babysitter, they decide something drastic is called for. They decide to spend a year in Greece, doing whatever they want, not worrying what other people think. At first it’s picture perfect, then an affair with a married man with an angry wife, an ex boyfriend and a crazy stalker turn their paradise into anything but. Then, just when things can’t possibly get worse, the children and grandchildren they’ve traveled thousands of miles to avoid, show up on their doorstep. With a gorgeous Greek backdrop, a trio of wacky and wonderful women and a hilarious (and sometimes all too real) storyline, this is a wonderful read for empty nesters who like having their nest back

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