by Jami Attenberg
Looking for that perfect New York novel for this summer? This is it! Attenberg's latest novel is based on the life of Mazie Phillips, a tough broad with a heart of gold who is navigating the world of the Bowery in early 1900s New York City. Attenberg has taken a unique approach to telling her story as most of the novel is made up of imagined diary entries by Mazie herself. But to help flush out Mazie's character, she has also included a faked autobiography and testimonies. I just loved getting to know Mazie, and, by extension, New York City.
Pick this title up in paperback (perfect for your travel bag!) on June 14, 2016 from your local independent bookstore.