The Marriage Clock

Leila Abid’s parents got together the old-fashioned way: via arranged marriage. Decades later, their relationship is one of mutual love and respect. Naturally, they want the same kind of stability for their daughter. And now that Leila is practically on the verge of spinsterhood — at the ripe old age of 26 — they feelContinue reading “The Marriage Clock”

Quickies: On the Come UpLess

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas Publisher/Year: HarperAudio, 2019 Format: Audiobook Narrator: Bahni Turpin Length: 11 hours, 43 minutes Source: Library What it is: A young adult novel about a 16-year-old girl named Bri who wants to become the next great rapper. Her father was a rapper who died before his time, but she doesn’t want to be a miniContinue reading “Quickies: On the Come UpLess

What Every Girl Should Know

All Maggie Louise Higgins knew growing up was cleaning and childcare. Her mother, Anne, already frail from recurring flares of tuberculosis, was always pregnant; out of 18 pregnancies, 11 were live births, though not all of her children made it to adulthood. The house was always filthy, diapers always needed washing, children always needed feeding.Continue reading “What Every Girl Should Know”

Pulitzer Quickies: Olive Kitteridge & The Road

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout Publisher/Year: Random House Audio, 2019 Format: Audiobook Narrator: Kimberly Farr Length: 12 hours, 2 minutes Source: Personal copy What it is: A novel written as a collection of stories that are all somehow linked Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher in a sleepy Maine town. Some of the stories center around major moments in her life, while othersContinue reading “Pulitzer Quickies: Olive Kitteridge & The Road

Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors

Sonali Dev first popped up on my radar back in 2014 with A Bollywood Affair, the first in her Bollywood series. It was a fun, melodramatic read that pretty much made me a fan for life. Dev is back with a new series, The Rajes, in which she puts her spin on Jane Austen. TrueContinue reading “Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors”