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STAG’S LEAP by Sharon Olds

I’ve read this book a couple times before, but I always like this kind of narrative heartbroken poetry and Sharon Olds is so thoughtful. Stag’s Leap all about her divorce. It follows the seasons directly following it and also a few years down the line. How she deals with the sadness. How she looks at […]

MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER by Oyinkan Braithwaite

So good that I read it in one day lol. Really easy to read, short chapters, a simple narrative voice. It’s about two sisters–Korede and Ayoola. Korede is the narrator. She’s a clean-freak, a good cook, head nurse at a hospital, and noticeably less physically striking than her sister. Ayoola is “the hot one” who […]

IS THERE STILL SEX IN THE CITY? by Candace Bushnell

Candace Bushnell wrote Sex and the City the column (and the book). She is “Carrie.” With that project, she was a single woman in her 30’s. In this book, she’s in her 50’s and single again. Newly divorced, Bushnell is more secure in her friendships and day-to-day routines. She deals with death and dates a […]

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