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How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water

By Angie Cruz
How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water by Angie Cruz digital book - Fable

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A NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR'S CHOICE · A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE BOOK · REVIEWED ON THE FRONT COVER

From GMA BOOK CLUB PICK and WOMEN'S PRIZE FINALIST Angie Cruz, author of Dominicana, an electrifying new novel about a woman who has lost everything but the chance to finally tell her story

“Will have you LAUGHING line after line...Cruz AIMS FOR THE HEART, and fires.” —Los Angeles Times


"An endearing portrait of a FIERCE, FUNNY woman."
The Washington Post

Cara Romero thought she would work at the factory of little lamps for the rest of her life. But when, in her mid-50s, she loses her job in the Great Recession, she is forced back into the job market for the first time in decades. Set up with a job counselor, Cara instead begins to narrate the story of her life. Over the course of twelve sessions, Cara recounts her tempestuous love affairs, her alternately biting and loving relationships with her neighbor Lulu and her sister Angela, her struggles with debt, gentrification and loss, and, eventually, what really happened between her and her estranged son, Fernando. As Cara confronts her darkest secrets and regrets, we see a woman buffeted by life but still full of fight.

Structurally inventive and emotionally kaleidoscopic, How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water is Angie Cruz’s most ambitious and moving novel yet, and Cara is a heroine for the ages.

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Believable charactersCharacters change and growMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenEasy to readFunny writingFast-pacedRealistic settingComicalThought-provoking
Loudly Crying Face“This was SO good!!! I am so happy I listened to this on audiobook because the narrator is AMAZING. She really brought Cara to life for me. Cara is such a funny and deep character and she grows so much throughout the story, I loved her and being latina myself, it hit close to home; Cara could easily be someone from my family. When it started I was not caring so much about the story to be honest but suddenly I was hooked, I laughed, I was sad, I was angry, and the ending got me teared up. It was also a very original format and a fullfilling story all the way through. So happy that this was my first 5 stars read of the year. I'm definitely going to read more from Angie Cruz.”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growDiverse charactersLikable charactersBeautifully writtenEasy to readOriginal writing
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Believable charactersCharacters change and growMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenEasy to readFunny writingAddictiveFast-pacedImmersive settingHeartbreaking

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