Category family life
Mrs. Saint and the Defectives is brimming with charm and new beginnings.
Peter and Jane are mummy’s precious moppets. At least, they are when they behave, which is mostly never. Mummy likes delightful walks in the country with Judgy dog and the family. Peter and Jane like starting fires, trying to kill each other and driving Mummy to drink…a lot.
“Sometimes you need to scorch everything to the ground, and start over. After the burning the soil is richer, and new things can grow. People are like that, too. They start over. They find a way.”
Books I read the month of August
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 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.”
“People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is ‘you’re safe with me’- that’s intimacy.”
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.