Re: What is your mainstream novel about?

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annstanleywriting
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The main character in my novel is a 32 year old widow who hangs onto her late husband’s memory. She finally, after seven years, starts processing what happened, in order to start a new career and find a new love. She runs into many difficulties along the way, both internal and external. Her two close friends try to help her, while their own marriages fall apart. The three stories end up intertwined.
I couldn’t decide if this story falls into the women’s fiction or literary fiction category and finally settled on mainstream. It’s a lot about character and the themes of loss, career vs. family, and how we can ever know our partners, but I think the plot is strong and I didn’t attempt to be literary. There is very little pop culture, so it isn’t chick lit. It’s about every day life