Thursday, July 5, 2018

Sorority by Genevieve Sly Crane

Twinsets and pearls, secrets and kinship, rituals that hold sisters together in a sacred bond of everlasting trust. Certain chaste images spring to mind when one thinks of sororities. But make no mistake: these women are not braiding each other’s hair and having pillow fights—not by a long shot.

What Genevieve Sly Crane has conjured in these pages is a blunt, in your face look behind the closed doors of a house full of contemporary women—and there are no holds barred. These women have issues: self-inflicted, family inflicted, sister-to-sister inflicted—and it is all on the page. At the center of this swirl is Margot: the sister who died in the house, and each chapter is told from the points of view of the women who orbit her death and have their own reactions to it.

My Thoughts 
I'm so back and forth with this book.  I actually had to take notes to understand what was going on.
There are parts that I liked and parts that I wasn't a fan of.
It's the dark side to sororities - drugs, cheating, sleeping around, just to name a few.  
It's hard for me to write a full review without giving away so many of the details and surprises. 
The story revolves around Margot's death and how each sister dealt with it.
  Get a copy today and you'll understand what I mean.

Drink Selection
Riesling for sure, you may need a whole bottle to understand the turmoil these girls endured.

Rating 
4 wine glasses - intriguing...

About Genevieve 
 
Genevieve Sly Crane is a graduate of The University of Massachusetts and Stony Brook Southampton, where she received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Literature in 2013. Prior to her writing career, she worked as a security guard, babysitter, karate studio receptionist, bookstore clerk, editor, fancy-clothing-store salesgirl, and animal hospital office manager. Currently, she teaches in the English department at Monroe College. Sorority is her first publication. 

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