Books I read the month of August
Hiding from a killer… Could her sanctuary be the most dangerous place of all?
Young Jane Young is a smart, funny, and moving novel about what it means to be a woman of any age, and captures not just the mood of our recent highly charged political season, but also the double standards alive and well in every aspect of life for women.
“U R my MILF!”
“You all have the potential to be supersalesmen,” she said, looking forcefully around the group. “You can convince anyone of anything if you set your mind to it. And when the chairman thanks you by pinching your derrière, you smile and blow smoke in his face.”
The Jaycee Wilder Series Book 1
“You should probably know two things upfront. And the first is this: On my thirty fifth birthday – the day I lost my career and my husband and my home in one uncompromising swoop – I woke up to one of my favorite songs playing on the radio-alarm clock.”
In this entrancing and masterful new story, award-winning writer Mary Gordon beautifully lays bare the passions and torments of a fearless young woman struggling with her heritage and impossibly torn between two men and the two very different worlds they inhabit.
The Heirs tells the story of an upper-crust Manhattan family coming undone after the death of their patriarch.
Here is what I read the month of June.