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The Huffington Post: 15 Beach Reads to Bask In This Summer

Date: Jul 2 2015

Jennifer Tseng's novel comes from Europa -- the publisher of Elena Ferrante's acclaimed series -- and similarly employs Realism to reveal the wonders of everyday desires and the stifling strictures of a society's norms. A 40-something librarian whiles away her time, enjoying her days surrounded by books, until her infatuation with a younger patron invades her thoughts. While the plot is reminiscent of Doris Lessing's The Grandmothers, Tseng dives deeper into her narrator's thoughts and motivations. -Maddie