Get your hankies ready! The Women is a near constant tearjerker. Nothing goes right for Frankie. Frankie decides to finish her nursing degree to join her brother in Vietnam. It’s 1965 and war is still considered a patriotic duty. The day she joins up, her family receives notification that Frankie’s
Womb City is set in a future African city. Women are treated atrociously. Really badly. The book includes the following trigger warning on its copyright page: “Content notice: Womb City contains depictions of blood, body horror, car accident, child death, death, death of a parent, domestic abuse, drug use, emotional
None of This Would Have Happened If Prince Were Alive is a humorous book about a certain, relatively brief period in every married mother’s life, amplified up to eleven. Ramona is having an epically bad day. First, a hurricane is approaching and strangely that is not the worst news. After
Delphine, Lindsay and Margaux are The Ballerinas. In flashbacks, we see their complicated friendship from the age of twelve set in the world of Paris ballet. Now, Delphine has returned in her thirties to choreograph a new ballet with her old company, the Paris Opera Ballet, after a long stint
Isabel Puddles has returned to college to finish up her degree forty years after beginning it. She just completed a correspondence course to become a newly minted private investigator. Isabel breakfasts with her best friend every morning at the town’s cafe. She also works part-time in her nephew’s hardware store.
The Last Guest is advertised as an Agatha Christie and Mulholland Drive mashup. While it does have some characteristics of both, it is mostly a slow-paced behind-the-scenes look into the rich movie crowd’s symbiotic relationships. Elspeth is invited to her husband Richard’s fiftieth birthday party at his stunning mansion. She
In The Guilt Trip, three British couples go to a destination wedding in Portugal where secrets are revealed, and marriages are tested. Will and drama queen Ali are getting married. Will’s brother, Jack, is best man and attends with his wife, Rachel. Rachel and Jack’s friends, Paige and Noah, also
The Others are an Israeli group of four college-age women. The women have vocally chosen to be childless in a culture that demands motherhood from its women. Unexpectedly, one of the group hangs herself. It’s now fifteen years later, and another group member is dead. Murdered with a doll head