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How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water by Angie Cruz

Reviewed by Lisa K. They say that everyone, no matter how ordinary they seem, has a story to tell . . . After losing her factory job during the 2008 recession, Cara Romaro begins meeting with a vocational counselor for government assistance with finding a new job.

Narrated in Cara’s distinctive voice, this novel reveals Cara’s life story through her one-sided conversations with her vocational counselor, as well as notes from her job interviews and other paperwork. This book weighs in at just under 200 pages, but Cara will stay with you long after you finish reading. If you enjoy stories about ordinary people navigating the struggles and triumphs of their everyday lives, you’ll love this book.


Posted in: Fiction