Casey Peabody is stuck in life. She is waiting tables in Harvard Square, so the world around her is filled with accomplished writers, something she once hoped to be. She is up to her ears in debt, friends that are passing her by, and a love life that is like watching a ping-pong match. Through it all, you connect and feel for her and want to cheer her on through the ups and downs. Going through the loss of her mother, a rocky relationship with her father, at best, she keeps smiling and plugging along. The story grabs you, and for the few hours that you are part of Casey's life, you will find this well-worth the read.
Grove Press 2020. 324p.