Annie Bot: A Novel by Sierra Greer
The story of a autodidactic sexbot and the owner that bought her as a “perfect girlfriend” post-divorce.
A Dewey Diva pick, this novel has rave reviews from Library Journal and PW, for its intimate look at relationships and examination of humanity. Greer is a fairly subtle writer that avoids overdone tropes and doesn’t go down the easy paths presented by this material. Sex scenes are well written although they, and the whole book really, summon up a lot of cringe and discomfort for the male reader. This is a fun short read with a lot of substance behind it.
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1974: A Personal History by Francine Prose
Novelist, essayist and critic Francie Prose (The Vixen) pens a memoir of a memorable year in her life, when she lived (mostly) in San Francisco and began a relationship with Anthony Russo, one of the men behind the Pentagon Papers leak.
Prose is a master: one of those writers so quietly good with a sentence that readers just fall into the work, rather than notice the craft allowing them to. Brilliantly captures a time of great change, not only for the country at large but the writer herself.
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