Snowed in, wrapped in a duvet with a cup of tea and an open box of Thornton's I settle in with The Comedienne.
The central character in the book Joanie introduces you to the women in her life over a period of 19 years.
You can relate to how Joanie handles situations, especially relationships and her Mother and how this changes as she ages. Joanie develops in confidence, has successes but is still vulnerable and still repeating the same mistakes. A true underdog that you can't help but love.
Each of the characters are strong, even if they only appear fleetingly. You could probably get a book out of each of them! This book is funny, touching and wonderfully observed. It will make you laugh, cry, cringe and reminisce.
I love VG Lee's writing style, although all of her books are different there's something familiar about them, comforting even. VG Lee writes wonderful stories that reflect real life, people and situations that everyone can identify with. The characters from her books stay with you long after you've finished reading, you find yourself thinking "I wonder what happened to...." which I think is the sign of a great author.
This book, although bittersweet, will leave you with a certain warmth, just what is needed on a cold and snowy day.