Below is the latest Book Stew Review from Eileen MacDougall, host of the long-running Book Stew, a video and podcast devoted to writing in all forms, authors, playwrights, and even a cat who survived a tornado and wrote a book about it.
How Not To Drown In A Glass Of Water by Angie Cruz
Those of you elders who fondly remember The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N, by Leo Rosten, a delightful book featuring the trials of a Jewish immigrant learning English, will thoroughly enjoy this one!
Our heroine, 55-year old Cara Romero, escaped from domestic violence in the Dominican Republic to an apartment building in Washington Heights, NYC, and is working with a career counselor to improve her English and to find a better playing job.
However, Cara already HAS a job, and a very important one: to be the building mother for all her friends and relations — to support them and to to simultaneously make them crazy. She’s a glorious character, and every one of the 12 chapters holds an incredible adventure for Cara and for the reader, spiced with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.
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