Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave
Sunshine MacKenzie is a culinary star! What started as a YouTube video series quickly went viral, attracting a food network producer and cookbook deals. Loved for her “down home farm girl-ness” she makes many guest appearances on talk and other cooking shows. Sunshine is about to get even bigger, with another cookbook in the works and her own cooking show on the food network.
The end…. happy story… NOT!
Someone outs her as a fake who cannot cook, tells the world that Sunshine grew up in Montauk, and then makes it public that she had a one night stand. Her marriage falls apart and she is forced to go back to her hometown where her (estranged and angry) sister and niece live. As Sunshine tries to get her life put back in order she finds out that she is pregnant.
Sunshine’s journey with her demons and regrets (and her sister!) is very down to earth in that “I’m eating humble pie” kind of way and you can’t help but like her even though she deserves what she gets.
In the end things work out, but not the way you think they will!
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Less is more, unless your name is Arthur Less – – and then less never seems to be enough. For Arthur it seems the only luck he has is bad luck, and he travels all over the world trying to change his luck and forget his past; only fate has other plans for our dear Arthur!
I enjoyed the journey as he bumbled on and grew to love him even though he’s convinced that he’s unlovable. I think you will love him too!