Anyone who has ever played a game of jacks knows that getting stuck in the onesies on the first turn means forever playing catch-up. Diana McDonough's new novel "Stuck in the Onesies" will make readers fall in love with Barb and Ellie, two Donna Reed-era housewives raising kids and husbands in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., in the 1960s.
Erupting issues include racism, women's rights and the Vietnam war, for starters. John F. Kennedy and Jackie come to life on the pages of the novel. Southern roots run deep and are exposed and explored. Changes come fast and furious for the nation as well as the Kincaid and Reilly families.
A native of the Washington, D.C. suburbs who moved to Ocean Pines on the Eastern Shore of Maryland 26 years ago, McDonough retired from Ecolab to pursue her writing career. She is also the founder and president of Woman to Woman Global, a nonprofit organization that works to help women obtain an education through scholarships and technology, and also works closely with the special needs community. McDonough is a widow, the mother of three and Grandy of 10.
"Stuck in the Onesies" makes a great beach read, and the issues it uncovers make it ideal for a book club discussion. The novel is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats. For more information, go to www.diana.mcdonough.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.