Laura & Emma

Thank you to the wonderful people at Simon Books for gifting me this copy of Laura and Emma by Kate Greathead.  All thoughts and images are my own.

Synopsis: (as told by the back of the book)

Laura hails from the Upper East Side of Manhattan, born into old money, drifting aimlessly into her early thirties. One weekend in 1981 she meets Jefferson. The two sleep together. He vanishes. And Laura realizes she’s pregnant.

Enter: Emma. Continue reading


Thank you to the lovely people at Simon Books for my copy of Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. All thoughts and images are my own.

Synopsis: (as told by the back of the book)

Alice, a young editor living in New York City during the early days of the Iraq War begins a surprising and tender affair with the famous older writer Ezra Blazer. Locked in a holding room at Heathrow Airport in late 2008, the practical economist Amar, raised in Brooklyn but on his way to visit his brother in Kurdistan, is interrogated by immigration officials and reflects on his past. Years later still, a BBC journalist conducts an interview with Blazer about life, love, and legacy. How do these moments connect? How do these characters impact one another’s lives? Continue reading