Her Turn: A Novel

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Her Turn tells the story of a divorcee named Liz who runs a column in the newspaper called My Turn. She spends her days reading submission after submission about everything from spouses in odd relationships to self-discovery. Liz’s ex-husband cheated on her with a woman named Nicole who he is now married to. Liz and her ex-husband Sidney have one college-aged son, Peter. During the course of the book, we learn about Liz’s dating habits, her likes and dislikes, and her relationships with her son, ex-husband, mother, and brother. At times, Liz is a bit bitter about how her relationship went with her ex.

Although this book had several memorable parts, I felt that for the most part, Liz’s life was a bit boring. From her dating extremely boring men such as her married editor and the poet named William to her self-loathing attitude, Liz is really a Debbie Downer. I did enjoy some of the essay submissions, however, and I especially loved the part where Liz is naughty and answers one of the submissions anonymously knowing that it is from Nicole.

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Author Katherine Ashenburg
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 240 pages
Publisher Harper Perennial
Publish Date 03-Aug-2021
ISBN 9780063084445
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Issue December 2021
Category Popular Fiction