a Girl by Karen Siplin
years ago, Kendall Stark ended a relationship with the love of her
life. As her college friends never tired of telling her, Jack was
going nowhere fast. Now, Kendall is thirty-one, working as an operator
at a prestigious New York hotel and listening in on the personal
calls of celebrity guests, while she carries on a doomed affair
with a married colleague. And while deep down she knows she should
be leading a more fulfilling life, Kendall believes she is content
with the choices she has made.
Until the morning Jack reappears. Only now, Jack is the wealthy
owner of a New England brewery, and he's staying in the hotel where
Kendall works. His unexpected return leads her to rethink all the
assumptions she ever made about success, love, and happiness --
and forces Jack to decide if he can ever forgive the woman who broke
his heart so many years ago. Karen Siplin updates (and shakes up)
the premise of Jane Austen's Persuasion, placing the characters
in a modern, multiracial landscape. The daily intrigues of a luxury
hotel provide the perfect backdrop for exploring the subtle (and
overt) caste systems that still persist. Part romantic comedy, part
social commentary, and imbued with the wit and contemporary urban
sensibilities that Siplin displayed in her acclaimed debut, Such
a Girl is an exciting and thoroughly entertaining new novel from
a talent to watch. www.karensiplin.com
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Such a Girl by Karen Siplin
This book has a mixture of romance and comedy, and the main character
Kendall is someone we can all relate to. It’s about lost love,
and hilarious accounts of her work and home life.
This was the first book from Karen Siplin that I have read; I got
through it within two days, because I could not put it down. I love
a bit of romance, and with some funny twists and eavesdropping on
the way, it makes for a great read!
If you have ever had an infuriating neighbour, a crazy boss, or
simply an ex love, you are sure to enjoy this book.
I look forward to reading more of Karen Siplin’s work in the
This Chick lit book comes highly recommended by Beauty and Lace.