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Book Review: Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

One-sentence summary: Two families and their children navigate their ways through relationships and life. Modern Lovers is another slice of life novel, which seems to be Emma Straub’s niche. We aren’t moved along by plot; we’re centered around a couple of families during one summer. One married couple is on the verge of divorce. The…


Book Review: The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth

The Family Next Door is a recent entry in the domestic fiction genre that reminds us the walls of a home contain many secrets. Much in the style of Liane Moriarty and Desperate Housewives, the novel follows four women and their families, uncovering the hidden dramas in their everyday lives. Type-A Ange is a successful…


Book Review: Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler Published May 2016 Knopf One-sentence summary: Tess is a pretty, naive, 22-year old who begins work as a waiter at a prestigious restaurant, expecting it to fill her many hungers. Restaurant life is a special culture. I loved my years as a server. I often rhapsodize on how everyone should have…


Book Review: The Family Tabor by Cherise Wolas

The Family Tabor is one of those slice-of-life novels that follows a family at a pivotal moment in time. Much in the same vein as The Nest, Modern Lovers, and The People We Hate at the Wedding, The Family Tabor follows a family during a time of change. Harry and Roma, the patriarch and matriarch…


Book Review: The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder

The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder Published June 2017 Flatiron Books One-sentence summary: Alice and Paul travel to London for the marriage of their rich and disgustingly fabulous half sister, Eloise. Who do we hate at this wedding? Everyone! They all suck in so many ways! Alice is in the middle…

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