Seventy-three year old Rosie Conlon loves playing pranks
on her friends at the Catholic Ladies' Home, but this
time her prank leads to a very unexpected twist. Rosie
submits their names to a mail order bride ad, never
realizing that the "distant locations" mentioned in the
ad meant outer space! Six women disappear one day- only
to reappear three years later. Even stranger, the elderly
women are now young again and pregnant!
David Saperstein introduces readers to a whole host of
quirky and fun characters in SNATCHED. After we meet most
characters, we are given a quick glimpse into their
backstory. At first, this was a little disconcerting as
it pulled me out of the flow of the story but gradually I
adjusted and looked forward to learning the history of
SNATCHED is a zany, outrageous and heartwarming story
about love, life, and second chances. Readers who
enjoyed David Saperstein's Cocoon will appreciate
SNATCHED. If you haven't read David Saperstein before,
give SNATCHED a try as his blend of sci fi, aliens, and
heart-tugging stories is unique and well worth reading.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Cocoon
was made into an Academy Award–winning movie) comes a sci-
adventure about family, love, and, in a universe teeming
life, deciding who and what are the aliens.
Six single, semi-retired, “older” women are inseparable
friends. But their lives start to go haywire when
Rosie submits her friends’ names to an ad soliciting “Mail
Order Brides for Farmers & Miners—Distant Locations.” A
weeks later, as the six women are driving along a lonely
road, their vehicle suddenly begins to shake, the sky
dark, an eerie light envelops the van, and ZAP—it’s gone!
Exactly three years later, the van reappears on the same
But this time, the women appear to be thirty years younger
they’re all pregnant!
The “distant locations” advertised were, in fact,
our galaxy. A process, required for deep space travel, has
somehow reversed their aging. They are happy with their
lives. However, a universal law requires that babies of
“mixed-mating” be born on the mother’s home planet,
their return. But as they re-adapt to life on earth,
and problems arise as they’re faced with a media circus,
doctors, nurses, police, priests, and nuns, not to mention
their new humanoid mates.
In Saperstein’s wacky, comedic-drama tradition that’s out
this world, Snatched builds to an exciting, uplifting
that celebrates life, love, and the universal condition