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Tall Poppy Review: Fragile Friendships in “The Glass Wives”

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In Amy Nathan’s The Glass Wives (Saint Martin’s Press), a devastating end becomes a beginning of sorts for Evie and Nicole Glass. When Richard Glass is killed in a tragic accident, Nicole is a sudden widow. But what does that make Evie, his ex-wife? Financial instability and an unknown future plague both women, and as they are thrust into the unknown they find themselves flailing. Hoping to find some security and longing for family in the midst of such loss, Nicole proposes that she and Luca, her toddler son, move in with Evie and her twins Sam and Sophie. Against her own better judgement, Evie agrees. As unexpected bonds form between the children, Evie and Nicole engage in a cautious…

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Drama, Tragedy and Redemption: Karma Brown’s ‘In This Moment’ Explores The Dark Side of Suburban Life

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In her first two novels, Come Away With Me and The Choices We Make, Karma Brown takes her readers on a journey through creatively imagined plots outside usual personal experiences, carefully connecting readers to the emotions of the unique plotlines through well drawn characters and brilliant pacing. In her newest novel, In this Moment (Park Row Books), Karma Brown pulls her readers into the story through the most relatable of contemporary experiences – that of a parent with a floundering grasp on the mechanisms of her seemingly well run life. “I mentally run through my day to figure out how I can be in two places at once – at my last showing and in the school pickup queue.” The…

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Heat Index: 5 Hot New Books that Depict Heroines’ Survival Stories

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This week’s Heat Index honors the women in fiction who will stop at nothing to live a happy and fulfilled life, regardless of who tried to knock them down or what circumstances led to the difficult situations they found themselves in each day. They’re stories about love, friendship and family and the journey to self-discovery that proves it’s not always about what you don’t have, but what you make of what you do have that matters most. The Mistake I Made, Paula Daly (Grove Press, September 15) “[Daly] writes with a singular voice and a fierce passion that roars off the page, while also displaying a visceral understanding of the betrayals and humiliations of domestic life.” —Daily Mail Heat Index: Roz…

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