A.M. Homes wrote a disturbing memoir which I haven't read yet. Her fiction is dark enough.
Apparently she is the product of an extramarital affair in the early 1960's when that was still shocking. She wrote about that and other family and personal secrets. After I recover from reading her fiction, I might read her memoir. It makes me feel better when I read other families are complicated and imperfect. Is that weird?
I like to read YA novels in the summer because they are typically lighter and then I can recommend the best of the lot to my students or use them in my English classes. This summer I picked up Eleanor and Park based on John Green's review of it. It is set in 1986 so the music references are so much fun and have been making me rather reflective. I was going to read it over a few lazy days on our pool float, but I ended up reading the entire book in one setting, like a ravenous beast.
Now onto Machaelle Small Wright, who my friend claims will change my life forever.....hmmm.....