It’s been a while since I’ve recommended a book so let me take a moment to tell you about Rita Ciresi.
If you’ve checked out some of the other books I’ve recommended (Going Down and Annie’s Wild Ride for instance) you’ve probably figured out that I have a soft spot for female protagonists who are spunky, flawed and lovable. Ciresi’s protagonist, Lisa Diodetto in Pink Slip and its sequel Remind Me Again Why I Married You fits that description perfectly.
As we get to know Lisa we come to understand her need to rebel against her strict Italian Catholic upbringing but we also see that her rebellion often manifests itself as self-destructive behavior. It’s also clear why Lisa’s attracted to the incredibly controlled and reserved Eben Strauss but Eben has his own issues, many of which stem from his parents who are both Holocaust survivors.
Ciresi does a wonderful job describing the difficulties of merging these two very different worlds and she does it with humor and poignancy. This is one of those it'll-make-you-laugh-and-cry-books but at no point is it overly sentimental.
So that’s my latest recommendation. I’ll let you know more about my own life and writing in a few days.
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