Sample Saturday – history, an affair, and a family

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 were spotted on Best of 2022 lists.

How Not Drown in a Glass of Water by Angie Cruz

Summary: Cara thought she would work at a factory the rest of her life. But in her mid-50s, she loses her job, and is forced back into the job market for the first time in decades. Set up with a job counselor, Cara instead begins to narrate the story of her life.

I’m thinking: No.

At Certain Points We Touch by Lauren John Joseph

Summary: At four in the morning, when the narrator is walking home from a club, they realize the date is February 29th – the birthday of the man who was their first love. Piecing together art, letters, and memory, they set about trying to write the story of their doomed affair.

I’m thinking: No.

The Latecomer by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Summary: The Oppenheimers, a wealthy New York family, have a troubled history, beginning with the meeting of parents Salo and Johanna, to the birth of their triplets. As children, the siblings feel no bond and cannot wait to go their separate ways. When they leave for college, Johanna, faced with being alone, makes the decision to have a fourth child.

I’m thinking: Maybe.

3 responses

  1. I read The Plot by Korelitz last year and I really loved it and would be keen to read more of her work. I also recently found out that she is married to the Northern Irish poet Paul Muldoon!

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