Appetite – A Novel

322 Pages
ISBN 9781631520228

Conflict between Boomer parents and Millennial children about how to lead your life...

When Jenn Adler returns from a year in India, she has a surprise for her parents: a young guru from Bangalore whom she intends to marry. Her father, Paul, is wary of this "beggar"--who, he suspects, is conning his much-loved daughter--while her mother, Maggie, is frightened that this alien stranger will steal away her only child, her focus in life.

In the months leading up to the backyard wedding, Maggie is forced to reevaluate her virtues as she casts about for support, and Paul faces an unexpected threat at work (he's a cancer biologist). Maggie could help him face the threat, if he would only ask. But even with these distractions, the two parents are focused on one primary question: Can they convince their daughter she is making a terrible mistake before the wedding takes place?

Sheila Grinell

About Sheila Grinell (Phoenix, Arizona Author)

Sheila Grinell

Toward the end of her forty-year career as a creator of science museums, Sheila Grinell began to write fiction. Her debut novel, APPETITE, was published by She Writes Press in 2016. Born in a taxi in Manhattan, she studied at the Bronx High School of Science, Harvard University, and the University of California at Berkeley. Her work has appeared in Persimmon Tree, Women for Hire,, among others. She lives in Phoenix AZ with her husband and spirited dog. For more, see