Sunday, August 9, 2009

Questions for book clubs

In the novel, we follow Grace and her participation in a book club. It follows therefore that book clubs should get some special attention!

Here are a few questions that might be fun for a book club discussion:

1) Grace's world is unrelentingly self-centered. How much of a problem is this for a relationship (i.e. both family and friends)? Is it worse for a man or a woman?
2) Can Grace be rescued by her wit, by the fact that she does take responsibility for herself, or by something else entirely?
3) Was there ever anyone in school you wanted to be friends with but couldn't be?
4) Do you think Grace is believable as a mother? Is it possible for her to redeem herself in her children's eyes?
5) Why did Grace ignore all of the clues she came across about Victor?
6) Do you think it was reasonable of Grace's husband to help her out of her relationship with Victor? Would you have made the same decision?
7) Have you ever had a friend whose life you envied like Grace envied April's? If so how did you deal with it?
8) If there were a sequel to Aging with Grace, what would you hope to see happen to Grace and her family? Do you think that her recent experience made an impact on how she will lead her life in the future?
9) If she was nice to you, could you be Grace's friend?
10) Being tempted with the promise of excitement can be flattering and fun. Was there ever a time you were tempted to do something risqué and then regretted not doing it?

Stay tuned to this blog for more news about the book and more ideas for book clubs. Feel free to post on this forum with your thoughts!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Aging with Grace released!

Aging with Grace is a project I have been working on for over two years and is now released.

The theme of the novel is the exploration of the question, "What would it be like to be the `toxic` friend you know is bad for you?"

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

Grace, once beautiful and popular, is now a housewife that is dissatisfied and growing older. When she reconnects on a social networking Web site with April, a high school friend who is leading a life full of glamour and celebrities, Grace feels this lifestyle was her destiny, too. Soon Grace is leading a double life of luxury with Victor, a mysterious Hollywood powerhouse, and one of resentment and lies with her husband and two daughters. She soon discovers that her selfishness and fantasy life may have trapped her in a situation she cannot escape from.

About the Author

Greg Liberman has always been fascinated by the psychology related to the interaction between men and women. He also enjoys fantasy literature, music and pop literature. Liberman resides in Toronto with his wife and two children.

If this interests you, I would love to get your thoughts and feedback about the novel and the concept.

Aging with Grace is available for sale at