Yerba Buena

304 pages

English language

Published Nov. 14, 2022 by Flatiron Books.

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5 stars (2 reviews)

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A Delicious Slice of Life

5 stars

The book is a general fiction that is more slice of life than anything else. It is about how relationships are effected by the lived experiences of the people in them. This is punctuated by the fact that the first half of the book focuses on the separate experiences of the two leads, who don't even meet until the latter half of the novel. Even then, the timing for them isn't quite right (much like it plays it in real life sometimes) and they don't actually form a relationship until a little after the first half.

I actually felt that narrative structure worked really well. I was so involved by each of their own stories that by the time they actually met I had forgotten that the novel was about their relationship. It was very interesting to see how their trauma, which we learn so much about, effected the relationship. …