Summer’s barely begun, and already you can’t stand to look at another beach read. What’s worse, you’ve already finished the latest literary-and-fun-too It books by Lucinda Rosenfeld and Matthew Sharpe.
Now you read A Girl Becomes a Comma Like That, a hilarious, heartbreaking debut by Lisa Glatt. It’s about several young women whose lives intertwine: a bright, high-strung teacher who moves back in with her cancer-stricken mother and copes with her grief by sleeping with one inappropriate man after another. A precocious teenage girl who has a series of very unromantic sexual encounters. A sensitive college student who discovers her husband is having an affair.
Okay, so maybe it doesn’t sound all that funny.
But it is — wry, and even laugh-out-loud funny. It’s also sad and tender, without being gratuitously sentimental. Weirdly romantic. Ferociously intelligent. Ridiculously well written and compulsively readable.
Just the book you were looking for, right?
Available at your local bookstore or online at amazon.com.