Thank you, Sophie and Matador for sending me a copy of Off-Island by Marlene Hauser for free in exchange for an honest review
Marlene writes about tough and challenging situations that delve into some sensitive topics such as abortion.
Although the book is set in the eighties i feel it still resonates with the tough choice’s women face today. The writing is sensitive and but doesn't shy away from the emotional pressure’s women can face. Marlene deserves credit for choosing to write about such a difficult topic, in a mindful way. The places are described so well by Merlene that I could vividly picture New York and Martha’s Vineyard. I will be honest I found it a little slow to start and Krista took a while to get used to but I soon found myself fully invested in the story.
I think Marlene has done a brilliant job of creating a book that makes you question a few things. ‘Off-Island’ ultimately is a book about hard choices.