RaveThe Dallas Morning NewsSchaefer, a journalist by trade, interviewed more than 100 women about their own relationships with their best friends, mentors and girl squads in an effort to investigate the text-me trend through pop culture. The well-reported text struck a chord with me. Not since reading Rebecca Traister's All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation have I so fervently recommended a book to friends.
Ananda Devi, Trans. by Jeffrey Zuckerman
PositiveThe Dallas Morning NewsZuckerman's translation is artful ... The novel moves at a quick clip, and the poetic style can require some rereading to connect the nuances in the narrators' perspectives. While descriptive, the sparse language adds to the sense of hopelessness and the scarcity in which the characters live.
RaveThe Dallas Morning NewsThe story moves back and forth through the decades seamlessly. As Ada grows, the mystery around David's life grows with her, until it creates a towering impasse over her and the reader ... Moore does not go so far as to actively examine the longevity of digital memorials, but Ada's concern over whether her father's final message to her will have survived 30 years is enough to get the reader thinking about how their own legacies will be preserved.