Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani continues her series of Italo-American family capers. In this outing, star-struck cad-driver Nicky has been moonlighting from the family cab company at the local theater company. A family meltdown and romantic complications follows. But no drama, please. This is a ”delightfully sprawling comedy of extended families, in all their cocooning warmth and suffocating expectations.” Nina George, who made a name for herself with The Little Paris Bookshop, is back with The Little French Bistro. The titular establishment is on the coast of France, where a would-be suicide wanders in, is charmed by the eccentric clientele, and finds eventually, a reason to live.
Quotable"No place is as totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest." - Lady Bird Johnson