"Book On It"

“Where is your bookmark?”

My bookmark is in the novel, “I Am A Woman” by Ann Bannon. Laura, a young woman from the Midwest, moves to New York City to escape childhood trauma. While in New York City, she moves in with a woman who brings back feelings of a previous relationship.

Published in 1959, the book reads as a spin-off to “Catcher in the Rye.” It is prolific and electric story. Every character is richly written on the page. Their arcs flow wonderfully on the page. The book reads lightly even in dramatic moments. New York City reigns as an essential character for Laura’s growth and discovery as well.