We’re over the moon that Clover Hendry’s Day Off, the laugh-out-loud, messy and inspiring novel by Beth Morrey, publishes today in the US with Penguin Books / Putnam.

A hilarious and empowering perimenopausal Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, this is a story about Clover Hendry, 46, and the day she decides to stop keeping the plates spinning and finally put herself first.

Clover hasn’t said “No” a day in her life. Until today. Normally a woman who tips her hairdresser even when the cut is hideous, is endlessly patient with her horrendous mother, and says yes every time her boss asks her to work late–today, things are going to be very different. Because Clover is taking the day off. Today, she’s going to do and say whatever she likes, even if it means her whole life unravels.

What made Clover change her ways? Why doesn’t she care anymore? There’s more to this day than meets the eye.

Clover Hendry’s Day Off is a joyful, raging, galvanizing story about putting life on pause, pleasing yourself, and getting your own back. Whatever it takes. Because when Clover stops caring, she can start living.

Beth Morrey is the author of Saving Missy and Em & Me. Saving Missy was a Sunday Times bestseller and chosen as one of The Observer’s Best Debut Novelists of 2020″. Reviews have been pouring in for Clover Hendry’s Day Off, and we couldn’t be more thrilled!

“Hilarious, inspiring and peri-menopausal – Clover Hendry is a heroine for our times. She made me laugh, cry, and want to blow stuff up. A superhero for middle-aged women everywhere.” Clare Pooley, author of The Authenticity Project

“Deep and satisfying….In Morrey’s hands, [Clover Hendry’s Day Off] offers more than escapist fun.”  Publishers Weekly

“Clover Hendry has had enough – and haven’t we all? This empowering, hilarious and messy attempt at grabbing back her life – just for a day – will leave you squealing and cheering.” Lizzy Dent, author of The Summer Job

“I dare you to read Clover Hendry’s Day Off without laughing out loud. Beth Morrey’s novel is hilarious, deliciously outrageous, and effervescent, while delivering heartfelt truths about how life-changing and life-affirming a single day can be. Ferris Bueller would be proud.” Margarita Montimore, USA Today bestselling author of Oona Out of Order

“Very funny….[Clover Hendry is] devilishly witty about getting away with mischief…A romp that is also grounded.” Kirkus

“Clover Hendry’s Day Off’ is an infectious, Ferris Bueller-inspired 24-hour adventure” The Independent

Congratulations, Beth! If you haven’t already you can get your copy here. For UK readers, this novel publishes under Lucky Day on 20th June 2024.