My latest books have come from the library, which is welcoming patrons into the building once again. This means I'm ignoring my ereader, for the time being, and going with paper books!
Last Tang Standing by Lauren Ho, published June 9, 2020, Putnam
Genre: contemporary women's fiction, romance
My goodreads review:
Refreshing take on career, romance and marriage, pulling the main character in two directions at once. Andrea Tang is a successful corporate lawyer in Singapore, working overtime to achieve her goal of making partner in the firm.
However, her relatives, in particular her mother, are after her to find a husband and to provide grandchildren. How Andrea manages these two conflicting, for her, goals are the main theme. The novel is written with humor and interesting insights into women and careers, especially among the well-to-do in Singapore. Last Tang Standing was fun to read and more than a great beach read.
Recently arrived in the mail:
The Bombay Prince by Sujata Massey, June 1, 2021, courtesy of Soho Crime
Genre: historical mystery set in India, 1920s
Description: India’s only female lawyer, Perveen Mistry, is compelled to bring justice to the family of a murdered female Parsi student just as Bombay’s streets erupt in riots to protest British colonial rule.
The Measure of Time by Gianrico Carofiglio, April 8, 2021, from Bitter Lemon Press
Genre: legal thriller set in Southern Italy
Description: The setting is Bari in Southern Italy. Defense attorney Guido Guerrieri takes on an appeal against what looks like an unassailable murder conviction. The alleged perpetrator is the son of a former lover. A taut legal thriller and a meditation on the ravages of time.
What are you reading this week?