by Tanuja Desai Hidier
This is a story about finding yourself, finding your friends, finding love, and finding your culture--sometimes where you least expect it. [close]
by Elisabet Cairo (Goodreads Author)
One morning, during her daily commute to work, Caroline decides to abandon a lucrative career and an unfulfilling marriage of seven years. Without a plan, she finds herself at JFK airport, boards the first available overseas flight, and arrives six hours later in Malaga, Spain. As a young feminist from the United States, life has been gradually smoldering her faith in religious teachings, hope in politics, and trust in capitalism, creating an atheist and cynic searching for answers.
Maite is a middle-aged Catalonian, whose life as a woman, wife, and mother has been defined by Christianity, politics, fairy tales, and culture. She finds herself ill equipped to carry on after the accidental death of her husband. Having lived in his shadow, she is forsaken by her two sons and friends. She assumes her husband’s drinking habits and passes each day washing her new life in vodka-tonics—light on the tonic—waiting for God’s call to heaven.
The lives of both women entwine with Mehmood, an Islamic man who arrives in Spain to pursue business opportunities for his employer. Before his disappearance—with Maite's help—Mehmood builds a successful career that makes him an honored and revered man and leaves Maite living in the Collserola Mountains where she reencounters Caroline. While finding a solution to Maite’s problems, the friends discuss aging and love, religion and women, loneliness, singleness, and why the belief of a prince on a white horse coming to rescue the princess still finds place in the heart of modern day women.
by Heather Christena Schmidt (Goodreads Author)
Not only for parents, this book leaves no issue untouched. Guns, politics, religions, marriage, family, holidays - Schmidt takes it all to task in one hilarious and in-your-face account after another.
This is Schmidt's fourth, published satire book. [close]
― Terence McKenna
165 members, last active 15 days ago
10 members, last active 9 months ago
5,611 members, last active 10 minutes ago
7 members, last active 7 months ago