If you want to read sexy prose, you should be reading this book.
Here’s a quote from a review:
Mary Gordon’s newest book, Spending, is a romance novel for smart people. It’s erotic, funny, and provides all the pleasures of a good bodice-ripper with a key distinction: the female love interest is a fully realized character. She’s got brains, depth, even angst.
And here’s the best part…the protagonist, painter Monica Szabo is FIFTY YEARS OLD! How wonderful is that? So go trade your books about 50-sides-of-a-weird-lover for a fully realized, three dimensional 50 year-old feminist protagonist.
You’ll thank me for it.
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My friend Soniah recently wrote a beautiful post about the horrific assault on Malala Yousafzai. Soniah is originally from Pakistan, and understands better than most, the layers of complexities involved in an innocent child just trying to get an education. Please read her important post.