Friday 7 July 2017

Friday Books - Difficult Women

Yay yay it's Friday.

BookBeginnings, hosted by Rose City Readerand The Friday 56 - hosted by Freda’s Voice both host sites for Friday link ups, where we discover more books, and make friends

Both involve sharing excerpts from a current book - the beginning and - you guessed it - page 56.

Let's start with page 56 today.

Difficult Women by Roxanne Gray is "a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection.

The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. ....From a girls’ fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America reminiscent of Merritt Tierce, Jamie Quatro, and Miranda July."

I cheated a little - that second sentence is on the first page, but not the very beginning, but I couldn't resist it.

What are you reading? I'd love to know. 


sherry fundin said...

That's okay. It is a good one.
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

Jo-Ann said...

Those lines are sooo good! Enjoy your weekend :)

Jo-Ann at Inspiration Pie

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I loved that euphemism...LOL.

Thanks for sharing; I've been eyeing this book.


fredamans said...

I like your beginning, (not a beginning). :-) Sounds like a solid read! Happy weekend!

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds interesting. I am not a big fan of short stories though. Mine this week is from Murder in Mayfair by D. M. Quincy - a historical mystery. Happy reading!

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

I am becoming a bigger fan of short stories, especially collections on a theme. This one sounds good. I like the first quote, too. My Friday Quotes

Yvonne said...

This sounds really good. I'm going to add it to my wishlist. Have a great weekend!

Elizabeth said...

Love the title.

Most of us are difficult. :)

Have a great weekend, and thanks for coming by my blog.

Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Ashley Sapp said...

Very interesting! Happy reading! :)

Unknown said...

I've seen films that showed collections of individuals lives. This would be a good one.

My Friday 56 from Fifteen Inches Tall And Bullet Proof

Literary Feline said...

I have a copy of this one in my TBR pile, and your excerpts make me want to pick it up and read it sooner than later. I haven't read anything by Roxane Gay before. Thank you for sharing, Bev! Have a great weekend.

Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense said...

I am ashamed to say that I have not read any Roxane Gay. I must change this soon and I really like the writing in this 56. Happy weekend!

The Candid Cover said...

I love the synopsis for this one and the quotes you chose have me hooked! Thanks so much for sharing it. I Hope that you enjoy it. :)

Margot said...

I like that bit of humor in the opening lines. The book is off to a good start. Thanks for visiting my blog.