UPDATE: I am so out of it that I wrote this for April. Clearly I have no idea what month it is but I’ve gone ahead and updated this. It’s the MAY books that are available. 😝
Earlier today I had an epiphany that I’d forgotten to pay our rent, which lead me to remember that I also hadn’t yet posted the May Kindle First Books! Luckily, the third of the month is earlier than I usually remember to pay the rent or post the Kindle First books so I feel like I’m winning. (Yes, we have an incredibly lenient landlord. Also, they’re our neighbor so they know we aren’t going anywhere.)
If you’re an Amazon Prime member you can get one Kindle First book for free! The books will the become available to everyone else at cost on June 1. I had a hard time deciding between the books this month but ultimately went with A House for Happy Mothers. I’m probably going to end up purchasing We’re All Damaged, too.
Here are the May Kindle First Books:
A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi
In trendy Silicon Valley, Priya has everything she needs—a loving husband, a career, and a home—but the one thing she wants most is the child she’s unable to have. In a Southern Indian village, Asha doesn’t have much—raising two children in a tiny hut, she and her husband can barely keep a tin roof over their heads—but she wants a better education for her gifted son. Pressured by her family, Asha reluctantly checks into the Happy Mothers House: a baby farm where she can rent her only asset—her womb—to a childless couple overseas. To the dismay of friends and family, Priya places her faith in a woman she’s never met to make her dreams of motherhood come true.
Together, the two women discover the best and the worst that India’s rising surrogacy industry has to offer, bridging continents and cultures to bring a new life into the world—and renewed hope to each other.
About the Night by Anat Talshir
On a hot summer day in 1947, on a grandstand overlooking Jerusalem, Elias and Lila fall deeply, irrevocably in love.
Tragically, they come from two different worlds. Elias is a Christian Arab living on the eastern side of the newly divided city, and Lila is a Jew living on the western side. A growing conflict between their cultures casts a heavy shadow over the region and their burgeoning relationship. Between them lie not only a wall of stone and barbed wire but also the bitter enmity of two nations at war.
Told in the voice of Elias as he looks back upon the long years of his life, About the Night is a timely story of how hope can nourish us, loss can devastate us, and love can carry us beyond the boundaries that hold human beings apart.