Category women’s fiction
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.
A mesmerizing story of friendship and manipulation set against the idyllic tropical world of the Big Island, The Goddesses is a stunning psychological novel by one of our most exciting young writers.
“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.”
“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.”
A warm and wonderfully vivid novel about taking second chances—in life and in the sea.
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.