The talk shows* I prefer to all others are the ones about custody battles and battles over real estate. It’s weird because neither issue has ever been present in my life to any extent.
* They play in the background while I cook or play Cinderella, like today when I’m sorting beans.
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RE battles over real estate, there is a book (which I haven’t loked at yet) “A Thousand Acres” about:
Larry Cook is an aging farmer who decides to incorporate his farm, handing complete and joint ownership to his three daughters, Ginny, Rose, and Caroline. When the youngest daughter objects, she is removed from the agreement. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions
The rest is spoiler-ly, so I stopped copying from wiki at that point. The book “won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction in 1991 and was adapted to a 1997 film of the same name.”
Another book I looked at and got impression the writing style is good, but don’t have time now: “The Museum of Innocence” by Orhan Pamuk
It is 1975, a perfect spring in Istanbul. Kemal and Sibel, children of two prominent families, are about to become engaged. But when Kemal encounters Füsun, a beautiful shopgirl and a distant relation, he becomes enthralled. And once they violate the code of virginity, a rift begins to open between Kemal and the world of the Westernized Istanbul bourgeoisie. In his pursuit of Füsun over the next eight years, Kemal becomes a compulsive collector of objects that chronicle his lovelorn progress—amassing a museum that is both a map of a society and of his heart. Orhan Pamuk’s first novel since winning the Nobel Prize is a stirring exploration of the nature of romance.
Orhan Pamuk is a brilliant author. I don’t like love stories, though.
What would you recommend as his best book(s)?
I really liked My Name Is Red.
I hope for your sake you don’t have custody issues. Mind you, being a woman you get to be a front runner. 😉