August Beach Read: The Mermaid Of Brooklyn

For those who’ve taken a ride on the emotional roller coaster of parenthood, The Mermaid of Brooklyn is an engaging and quirky read. The witty tale of self-discovery follows unhappily married woman turned pseudo-single mom Jenny Lipkin as she struggles to raise two young children in a Park Slope walk-up after her gambling-addicted husband goes MIA. Her neighborhood consists of gossipy mothers, stroller-pushing nannies, and sticky-fingered kids…and only one friend with whom she can relate.

Quickly losing sanity, Jenny finds herself on the Brooklyn Bridge contemplating suicide—until an unexpected, fantastical ally takes up residence in her body, and the frazzled mom is forced to change her outlook on life.