Saturday, February 24, 2024

IG Book Recommendation

I was scrolling through IG the other day when I came across a post by an old book blogger I used to read - he no longer blogs and instead does vlogs. Anyhow, he was sharing a post by Sarah Jessica Parker. She's always posting about books and has a publishing imprint ( SJP Lit/Zando ), which I love. And the book she was posting about was:

Here's the summary (via Goodreads):

A gripping literary puzzle that unwinds the private lives of ten women as they confront tragedy in a small Massachusetts town.

Nashquitten, MA, is a decaying coastal enclave that not even tourist season can revive, full of locals who have run the town’s industries for generations. When a young woman dies at a house party, the circumstances around her death suspiciously unclear, the tight-knit community is shaken. As a mother grieves her daughter, a teacher her student, a best friend her confidante, the events around the tragedy become a lightning rod: blame is cast, secrets are buried deeper. Some are left to pick up the pieces, while others turn their backs, and all the while, a truth about that dreadful night begins to emerge.

Told through the eyes of ten local women, Grabowski’s Women and Children First is an exquisite portrait of grief and a powerful reminder of life’s interconnectedness. Touching on womanhood, class, and sexuality, ambition, disappointment, and tragedy, this novel is a stunning rendering of love and loss, and a bracing lesson from a phenomenal new literary talent that no one walks this earth alone.

Suffice it to say, the book sounded terrific to me, so I had to find a way to get my hands on copy of it. The title will be released May 7th, but I could not wait! Luckily, I was able to receive an ARC via NetGalley - woo hoo! I've already started to read it and let me just say - Wow! I am LOVING this book! The writing and the storytelling - excellent! I definitely recommend that you get your hands on a copy, because this book is a MUST-READ! 

And now, I'm off to continue adding more books to my TBR list. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Happy reading!

Thank you to Zando, SJP Lit and NetGalley for my copy of this book!


Lark said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I'll have to look for this one. It does sound really good.

Nadia said...

Lark, I just finished reading this one and whoa! I loved it to bits! Such a great story. A definite must-read. Make sure to get your hands on a copy :)