Alright, but not wow.
One of those books that “I’ve started so I’ll finish” – and I did spend that last third of the book thinking the reveal might relate to Lancelot and Guinevere, rather than simply an allegory of Death.
Publisher page: The Buried Giant – Kazuo Ishiguro
(Possibly also “Historical fiction” and/or “Fantasy & Science fiction”)
The American Dream, 21st Century version.
I always enjoy Barbara Kingsolver novels, even when the theme doesn’t initially appeal. Once I start reading, I’m page turning.
Author page: Unsheltered – Barbara Kingsolver
What makes a mother?
Another easy reading, thought provoking novel from Celeste Ng.
Author page: Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng
Imagine, what if Hillary hadn’t married Bill?
BRILLIANT. Loved it. It’s going to get recommended to friends and family.
Publisher page: Rodham – Curtis Sittenfeld
A loan from Steffi, and a readable mix of two distinct habitats on the coast of North Carolina – the marsh, and the town, and the experiences of Kya, the Marsh Girl.
Poems by Amanda Hamilton are interspersed throughout the story, which I found increasingly irritating. But their presence was justified by the end.
Author page: Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens