by Jade Sharma


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ISBN-13: 9781566894425
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Publication date: 07/05/2016
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 386,580
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jade Sharma is a writer living in New York. She has an MFA from the New School.

Emily Woo Zeller's multilingual, multicultural framework led to a natural fit as an audiobook narrator. While she specializes in Asian American narratives, Emily's work spans a broad spectrum, including young adult fiction. She won an AudioFile Earphones Award for her narration of Gulp by Mary Roach.

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Problems 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put this book down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Katie_Bookish-Tendencies More than 1 year ago
Sharma’s debut novel, Problems, tells the story of Maya simply trying to live her life, and for her, the struggle is real. Minimally employed, unhappily married, risque affair in progress, an on-again-off-again (but mostly on-again) drug habit, mother with ailing health, and art on her wall she hates — Maya’s got some problems. Truly, nothing a whole lot plot-wise happens in this book; yet, it doesn’t really have to. It’s more about experiencing the day to day with Maya, including all the thoughts in her head, as she goes about her business. No topic or thought is too much, and Sharma lays it all out there with raw, brutal, and often uncomfortable writing. You know when you read something, and you’ve probably thought it before, but try to put it out of your mind immediately because it makes you feel squemish, thus you don’t really remember ever thinking it in the first place…? Sharma goes there, and that is essentially what this book is, page after page. If you enjoy a book with an immensely unlikable character, this book is for you. If you enjoy a book with a fluid timeline and full of random and a bit tangential writing, this book is for you. If you enjoy feeling a bit put off, yet sucked in by hard hitting ideas, this book is for you. If you enjoy a book that will make you cringe with one sentence, and laugh out loud the next, this book is for you. If you enjoy a book that pseudo-depresses you by it’s utter “realness,” but then concurrently has you questioning if things like this *really* happen, this book is for you. Don’t get me wrong, this book has it’s problems (heh, heh), but the positives are easily more plentiful than the negatives, and therefore, I think, worth reading. For more, visit