I hated this book. If I hadn't been reading it for book club I'd have stopped. The characters are one-dimensional, the prose was pretentious, and the book managed to be both too predictable and contrived.
Queenrandom is a postdoc at Big 10 Research U (BRU) somewhere in the Midwest and does kickass molecular biology cancer research. She is married to a guy who calls himself the Lucky Bastard and together they have raised 2 cats, Max Power and Milo, and a dog, Freki.