Sample Saturday – loss, an affair, and friends

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.

Sorry For Your Trouble by Richard Ford

Why I have it: Themes of loss? Sign me up.

Summary: A collection of stories based around the themes of memory, love and loss.

I’m thinking: Maybe – I like Ford’s writing but the first story didn’t grab me.

Swimming in the Dark by Tomasz Jedrowski

Why I have it: Because of Theresa’s review.

Summary: University student Ludwik meets Janusz at a summer agricultural camp, and they soon begin an all-consuming affair. They return to repressive communist and Catholic Warsaw after summer, where their lives take very different turns.

I’m thinking: Not sure – the sample was only the table of contents!

How Could She by Lauren Mechling

Why I have it: No idea but probably something to do with the Stephanie Danler testimonial.

Summary: After a devastating break-up with her fiancé, Geraldine is struggling to get her life back on track in Toronto. Her two friends, Sunny and Rachel, appear to have super glamorous lives in New York, so Geraldine decides to move there.

I’m thinking: No.

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