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 have been on my Kindle for eons. No idea where I spotted these books.
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
Summary: College friends Elizabeth, Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, start businesses and have families. Now nearing fifty, and as their children become adults, secrets and revelations are finally let loose.
I’m thinking: No (probably a great beach read but don’t need one of those right now).
The Easy Way Out by Steven Amsterdam
Summary: Evan is a nurse with a very specific job – he’s the last person to tend to patients who have chosen to die. Evan’s friends don’t know what he does, and as he pushes legal and moral boundaries, he discovers that there is no easy way out.
I’m thinking: Yes (it will be challenging).
The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
Summary: School teacher Nora Eldridge long ago abandoned her ambition to be a successful artist, and instead is the reliable friend and helpful neighbour. New student Reza Shahid changes her world. When Reza is bullied, Nora is drawn into the Shahid family, with unexpected outcomes.
I’m thinking: No (interesting plot but style didn’t appeal).