It's Chick Lit Time!
No, not Chiclet....Chick Lit. You know, the marketing-driven genre that caters towards women and is traditionally considered vapid, empty reading. To be fair, most of the genre is a little on the, shall we say, light side?
Occasionally, however, a novel pops up that has been stuffed in the Chick Lit genre undeservedly. Cutting Loose, a new novel by Nadine Dajani, is one of those novels.
Cutting Loose is a fast-paced examination of three women, each transplanted to America from a different culture, who appear to have it all: success, wealth, beauty and smarts. On the surface, the novel chronicles each of these compelling women as they re-evaluate their lives at critical junctures. Beyond that, however, Cutting Loose is a touching revelation of the importance of our culture and values, no matter where we may live in this world.
Each of the three main characters is unique and diverse both in circumstance and heritage. Yet Dajani manages to illuminate the commonalities we all share across cultural divides using subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) humor and heartbreak.
This would make a great book to take along on an airplane, a trip to the beach, or even just a couple of relaxing evenings in a bathtub. Very recommended.
And of course, A Reader's Respite has two copies to give away (yay!). Enter to win simply by leaving us a comment below (international peeps always welcome!) and on August 4th, we'll draw two random winners.