Eat Only When You’re Hungry by Lindsay Hunter – Book of the Month August 2017

31450596Eat Only When You’re Hungry by Lindsay Hunter is one of selections for Book of the Month August 2017 with an expected publication date of August 8th 2017 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Synopsis: A father searches for his addict son while grappling with his own choices as a parent (and as a user of sorts). In Lindsay Hunter’s achingly funny, fiercely honest second novel, Eat Only When You’re Hungry, we meet Greg—an overweight fifty-eight-year-old and the father of Greg Junior, GJ, who has been missing for three weeks. GJ’s been an addict his whole adult life, disappearing for days at a time, but for some reason this absence feels different, and Greg has Continue reading

Book Review of Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong – July 2017 Book of the Month Selection

27746288One of the July selections for Book of the Month is Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong which will be released on July 11th, 2017 by Henry Holt and Company… SYNOPSIS: A young woman returns home to care for her failing father in this fine, funny, and inescapably touching debut, from an affecting and wonderfully original new literary voice. A few days after Christmas in a small suburb outside of L.A., pairs of a man’s pants hang from the trees. The pants belong to Howard Young, a prominent history professor, recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Howard’s wife, Annie, summons their daughter, Ruth. Freshly disengaged from her fiance and Continue reading

Book Review of Book of the Month July Selection – Final Girls by Riley Sager

32796253I chose Final Girls by Riley Sager for one of my Book of the Month’s July selections.  SYNOPSIS: Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout’s knife; Sam, who went up against the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape Pine Cottage and the man she refers to only as Him. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them, and, with that, one another. Despite the media’s attempts, they never meet. Continue reading

Book Review of The Windfall by Diksha Basu – A Book of the Month July Selection

32569560The Windfall by Diksha Basu was published on June 27th 2017 by Crown Publishing. SYNOPSIS: A heartfelt comedy of manners, Diksha Basu’s debut novel unfolds the story of a family discovering what it means to “make it” in modern India. For the past thirty years, Mr. and Mrs. Jha’s lives have been defined by cramped spaces, cut corners, gossipy neighbors, and the small dramas of stolen yoga pants and stale marriages. They thought they’d settled comfortably into their golden years, pleased with their son’s acceptance into an American business school. But then Mr. Jha comes into an enormous and unexpected sum of money, and moves his wife from their housing complex in East Delhi to the super-rich side Continue reading