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"The Sock Wars," an Amazon top-100 digital bestseller, is her first book. Maia's second novel is "The Migraine Mafia," a story about a nerdy thirtysomething's quest to come to terms with a chronic illness. Her third book, "An Etiquette Guide to the End Times," is a humorous near-future Apocalyptic novella.
Find Maia online at www.maiasepp.com.
Top Customer Reviews
It's a witty, observant and poignant story of how financial consultant Lucy Tuttle, about to hit the big 3 0, comes to terms with the loss of her only relative, a much-loved, unconventional aunt. The late Aunt Maren is a little like the aunt in Graham Greene's wonderful "Travels with my Aunt" but in New York in the 21st century. In doing so, she discovers much about herself that she never realised or dared to recognise, having for so long sought comfort and distraction in financial-led safety mechanisms, such as counting to her favourite high number to calm her nerves.
The characters and settings are well drawn. Indeed, the whole book is well written, with realistic conversation, atmospheric description and scene-setting and a plausible, likeable narrator.
I'd recommend it to anyone who is:
(a) recently bereaved (having been widowed some years ago, I found this a touching, realistic portrait of the grieving process)
(b) approaching 30 - or any other big birthday - and having a crisis about where they're going with their lives
(c) worried about her biological clock and not sure what it's telling them
(d) interested in the New York City lifestyle
(e) in need of a simple, good, entertaining contemporary story about modern life
Although I'm old enough to be the heroine's mother (yikes!), this book rang lots of bells with me and made me think about my own life choices (about which I'm currently very happy, I should add!Read more ›
Lucy has had some shocks and she can't seem to recover from them. And it's so true that everyone is different in how they handle, shock, grief, upheaval, etc.. in their lives. But, and here comes what in my mind was the "bad" in this book. I got to the point where I just wanted to shake Lucy and say "suck it up and move on!!" I would have liked to read a little less of her feeling lost and stuck and read a little more about the relationship with Oliver that seemed like it was so central to the story and yet got so little time in it. The ending was a surprise to me also and I'm still not sure (a couple days after finishing it) that I'm happy with it. But then, that too is like real life. Things happen and happy with them or not, we move on ;)
But, ultimately, I'm so happy I did read "Sock Wars" and I'm sure I will read it again.
Thank you Book Rooster for giving me the opportunity to read this book in return for my honest review of it.
I loved all of the characters, even Edith (she means well--every family has a person in it who "means well," doesn't it? The descriptions of New York City, as well as Queens, were a very nice touch.
I am so glad I bought this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I guess I'm too old to identify with the characters....couldn't get into this one...it's for younger folks (I'm 75) :)Published 5 days ago by Arlene S Durham
Pseudo Tragic Comedy
The Sock Wars by Maia Sepp strikes a chord of loss on many levels. Needed the light comedy to keep from heading to a shrink after this. Read more
Wonderful story proving you can come into your own at any age!Published 3 months ago by ShineStarLite
Entertaining yet thought provoking....have friends who I want to recommend this book to for several of its messages. Hated to come to the end.Published 3 months ago
Not really impressed. I kept hoping it would pick up and become something with a little more humor. All in all, it was really depressing.Published 4 months ago by Bookdweller
Loved it big time. Funny and wise. Well written. I'm a big fan, Maia!Published 6 months ago by Anastasiya
This review is going to contain spoilers, so you have been warned.
I have read this author before and enjoyed her so when Sock Wars popped up, I pounced. Read more
This book was entertaining but not fully rounded out. Could have been longer to really flesh out the characters and plot.Published 7 months ago by Kristin N. Wolgemuth
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