Set in contemporary New Orleans but working its way back in time, "A Small Hotel" chronicles the relationship between Michael and Kelly Hays, who have decided to separate after 24 years of marriage.
A Small Hotel by Robert Olen Butler. I picked this up because of the New Orleans connection. I found the structure confusing and at the same time appealing - switching between points of view and time. Sad but captivating.
On the official last day of her marriage, Kelly Hays sits in a New Orleans hotel room alone amid bottles of Scotch while her husband, Michael, checks into a different hotel with a sexy, decades-younger woman.
a small hotel - complete recommended if you like the three junes
Posited as a 'sophisticated page-turner about a wealthy New York family embroiled in a financial scandal.' Not literary fiction, but an interesting look at a certain slice of NY society.
Cristina Alger yanks you back to fall 2008 when NYC was in financial crisis. She expertly laces several stories together to show how a high-society family, attorneys, and journalists scramble to get to the bottom of scandal — or cover it up.
The Darlings: A Novel, by Christina Alger - beach read
'I had deep affection for all my characters': Former Goldman Sachs analyst draws on personal experience for novel set during financial crisis
Review: The Darlings by Cristina Alger.
You won’t go to sleep until you finished this book! Before I go to sleep by S.J. Watson -bookerina.com
In What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, Nathan Englander writes about his own faith — and what it means to be Jewish — in stories that explore religious tension, Israeli-American relations and the Holocaust.
great new book from nathan englander
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The Happiness Project. A Less Dramatic Eat, Pray, Love
The Cutting Season ~ Attica Locke. “The Cutting Season is a novel about the shifting definitions of family, the persistent pull of history, the sterling promise of home, and the stunning power of love." Need to read
Winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize A novel so compelling that it begs to be read in a single sitting, with stunning psychological and emotional depth and sophistication, The Sense of an Ending is a brilliant new chapter in Julian Barnes’s oeuvre.
The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson-Historical fiction set at the Chicago World's Fair. Learned alot about architecture and Chicago World's Fair . Also a crime novel about the first Chicago serial killer.
When her mom calls to tell her that Tess, her younger sister, is missing, Bee returns home to London on the first flight. She expects to find Tess and give her the usual lecture, the bossy big sister… read more at Kobo.
In this warm and winning first novel, a recently divorced woman rises to the challenge and experiences the exhilaration of independence with the unlikely help of her brother with Asperger's, who she takes in to help pay the rent.