“American Housewife: Stories” by Helen Ellis | Book Review + Discussion Guide

Mini-Review of American Housewife by Helen Ellis If you’re looking for a collection of contemporary short stories that explore themes of feminism, domesticity, marriage, career, and the general idea of women “having it all,”  by Helen Ellis is an excellent choice. I wasn’t sure what to put in this book review and discussion guide of Helen Ellis’ . I didn’t think I’d like the short story collection, but I came away loving it, imperfect though it was. I loved how dark it was, how macabre some of the humor was. It is a fairly short book and easily digestible. I had not read a short story collection in a long time, but this made me request several short story collections from the library. Sometimes I feel like an American housewife myself since I work from home and take care of my parents. I cook dinner and most meals for them and do chores. If I’m married to anything, it’s my work (and my cats!). Let’s get right down to a synopsis and critical analysis of . Book Background + About the Author The short story collection  by American author Helen Ellis is 185 pages long in its first hardcover publication in January 2016...

Why Join Book of the Month Club This June (Plus: 30% Coupon Code)

Book of the Month Club is a new thing for me, but it’s one I love. It’s a happy little indulgence all my own. I joined in February on a whim, though the subscription book club has been present in my life as far back as high school, when I read Catcher in the Rye, which was a Book of the Month Club (BOTM) selection in 1951. I joined because on of my favorite people, the reading goddess and fellow Book Riot contributor Liberty Hardy (blogger at Franzen Comes Alive) is a regular judge for them, and I’ll read anything she endorses. Let me break it down for you what exactly Book of the Month Club entails. How it works… Every month, usually on the first of the month, the selections for the month are announced. There are always four to pick from, a mix between fiction and nonfiction, with at least one selection of each. The books are chosen by guest judges. You have until the 6th of the month to finalize your selection. You can also choose up to two more books from the present month’s selections or past selections to add on at $9.99 each. Then the books are mailed to you...

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