Sample Saturday – identity, grief, and cheating

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. This week’s selections are all from this list I made at the beginning of the year.

All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg

Summary: Andrea Bern is on a mission to ‘find herself’ (even though it will mean behaving like an adult).

I’m thinking: Yes. I like Attenberg’s sense of humour.

The Reminders by Val Emmich

Summary: Grief-stricken Gavin meets 10-year-old Joan, a child born with the rare ability to recall every detail of her life – they strike a deal to help each other out.

I’m thinking: Yes. I already love Joan.

Lover by Anna Raverat

Summary: Kate finds a series of emails from her husband to another woman – it’s just the start of what she uncovers.

I’m thinking: No – the writing was fine but I’m not sure I want to be in the main character’s head for 300 pages.

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