Sample Saturday – date of death, turning life upside down, and a friendship

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 books are titles from my ‘I’m waiting for…’ list.

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Summary: New York, 1969 and the four Gold children visit a psychic to hear their fortunes. The prophecies inform their next five decades.

I’m thinking: Yes – I have always been fascinated by the fate/ destiny/ control tangle.

Our Lady of the Prairie by Thisbe Nissen

Summary: An affair turns the life of long-married professor and mother of an unstable daughter, Phillipa Maakestad, upside down.

I’m thinking: Maybe (but could be a bit melodramatic).

Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao

Summary: A friendship between two girls, Poornima and Savitha, gives hope as one struggles to come to terms with her mother’s death, and the other dreams of an escape from the life she is expected to live.

I’m thinking: No (it’s a style thing).


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