Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
This week, all three samples are from books by Lily Brett. After reading Lola Bensky, I went on a Brett binge.
Summary: Ruth Rothwax is in the business of writing letters (for other people) – condolence letters, thank-you letters, even you-were-great-in-bed letters. But although she’s great at sorting out other people’s feelings, she’s having trouble dealing with her own about her family history (daughter of a Polish Auschwitz survivor).
I’m thinking: Yes.
Summary: Ruth Rothwax branches into a greeting card line. And also thinks about ways women can support each other – until her sisterly solidarity is tested by a woman making a play for Ruth’s father.
I’m thinking: Probably but will read Too Many Men first.
Summary: Brett’s love letter to her adopted home town, New York (and to seeing it on foot).
I’m thinking: Yes – loved the first essays about Grand Central Station and bra shopping.