The Damage by Caitlin Wahrer is a beautifully written psychological thriller, which I read in one day. All thrillers have troubling storylines but the best ones have characters who are complex, and inspire your empathy. This one did that, and had lots of twists and turns, and an ending I never saw coming. It was a great read!
Nowhere Girl by Cheryl Diamond is a memoir about her life with her family on the run internationally, covering her years from age 4 to 30, when she and her mother finally are able to escape the from her abusive and controlling father. The description of the loyalty to the abuser, and self loathing was very real. I often forgot it was non-fiction. It was an interesting read.
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates was so good that I am speechless in its praises. Read it- you’ll see what I mean. My favorite read this year.
This imaginative story is told by 15 year old Vera, daughter of Rose, a Madame in San Francisco during the wild days of the early 1900’s. Morie is paid to raise Vera with her own daughter. She is killed during the earthquake of 1906, and Vera and her step-sister Pie seek to find Rose who was in the part of town that was hardest hit. I liked this one.