All That Glitters is about the things that go on in private spaces, both tender and toxic. It is also about the aftermath; the complex reckoning that occurs when people count their blessings, even after disappointment.
If that is not your bag, there are other choices: some straight-up talk about menopause, a date that lasts fives minutes by design, a bus ride in Hawaii, and a mermaid apocalypse.
All that glitters may not be gold. But finding the right response to disappointment is the stuff of life: defiance, tenderness, chances to learn and grow seized, a sense of humour. There’s treasure in these pages.
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