Monday, June 17, 2019

Convenience Store Woman - a review

I try to squeeze in a few adult books between reviewing for SLJ and AudioFile.

My two latest adult reads were Where the Crawdads Sing and Convenience Store Woman. I loved them both.  I won't post a review of Where the Crawdads Sing because it is wildly popular, and good reviews may be found almost everywhere. It has cross-genre appeal (nature, crime, mystery, society) and more than a few surprises.

Here's my short review of Convenience Store Woman, an homage to those who don't fit the mold.

Convenience Store Woman
By Suraka Murata
Grove Press, 2018

Convenience Store Woman will give you greater respect for the perceived "otherness" of others, and will compel you to examine the seemingly benign social mores to which you likely adhere. Short and thought-provoking.

Both books would make excellent beach reads!

Read an excerpt from Where the Crawdads Sing here.


  1. As a WAWA junkie, I'm keenly interested in reading this. Sounds wonderfully fun and insightful. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Ha ha! My kids are totally into WaWa, too! One daughter, who lives now in Texas says Buc-ee's cannot compare! :)


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