Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
Driving Hungry: A Memoir by Layne Mosler
Why I have it: Read about it here.
Summary: Mosler, a frustrated aspiring chef left the US for Buenos Aires, where she studied tango and started asking taxi drivers for restaurant recommendations – not fancy or tourist places, but where they themselves actually ate.
The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
Why I have it: Was on all the lists of ‘books to look out for’ at the beginning of the year.
Summary: The Plumb family is spectacularly dysfunctional. And then they start fighting over their trust fund.
I’m thinking: Yes – family problems and NYC is an irresistible combination.
Not Right in the Head by Michelle Wyatt
Why I have it: I read this interview with the author – interesting because I’m of an age when starting to worry about parents and their care is real.
Summary: Alzheimer’s is no laughing matter but Wyatt and her family did allow themselves to see the funny side of the things they witnessed during their mother’s battle with dementia.
I’m thinking: Yes. Wyatt’s story struck a chord from the very first page.