December 2, 2023


by Lydia Kiesling

At the start of this book, Bunny West is a sullen teenager daughter of a US Foreign Service Officer, currently posted to a Baku at the start of the oil boom. At the end, she’s a grandmother, and the oil industry for which she has worked for decades as pretty effectively wrecked the planet. Reminiscent of Olive Kittredge, this is a fine book.