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All We Ever Wanted, Emily Griffin- kept me turning the pages
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Glad to hear you enjoyed it as I've got this one ready to start, funny timing!
I just finished Ruth Ware, Turn of the Key. It kept me listening (I use audiobooks) but I haven't yet decided how much I enjoyed it. I should have figured it out but I didn't LOL
Thank you for the recommendation.
I checked GoodReads on this one. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36344555-all-we-ever-wanted
Books that examine status quo interest me.
I've just finished two non-fiction books for adult summer reading at the library. Both were superb and challenge your concepts on a variety of issues.
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok tells the story of a legal immigrant from Hong Kong trying to make it in America. With transportation and papers subsidized by an aunt, Kim and her mother are obligated to work in her sweat shop on piece work and live in her tenement with no heat as they repay the debt. Kim is a hard worker and through the years her opportunities in America expand.https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7362158-girl-in-translation?from_search=true
Ashley's War by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon recounts the choosing, training and working of service women in support of special ops male soldiers by comforting and extracting information from women and children incidentally caught up in night raids in Afghanistan. It was one of the most difficult books I ever read. It challenges concepts of war, women in war, a volunteer Army and cost of war to family, friends and the nation through telling the service history of these magnificent women. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23019289-ashley-s-war?from_search=true
Another worthwhile read by Lemmon: The Dressmaker of Khair Khanahttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8584913-the-dressmaker-of-khair-khana?from_search=true
Just read a review of Turn of the Key in today's paper. Sounds like a good read.
It is a good read. There are times you won't want to put it down and it really kept my interest through most of it. I had the occasional moments of impatience with the main character, but it would pass.... and I thought the end fit. I also think I should have figured it out, but didn't *doh*
I came back to say I am enjoying All We Ever Wanted (Emily Griffin) and will probably look out more of her books.