Rosie Little’s Cautionary Tales for Girls I give it 3 stars

This collection of loosely-linked stories about youngish women and their relationships features technical proficiency, a plummy Aussie narrative voice, and a enthusiasm for going with boys. Some of the stories are excellent; none are bad. “Vision in White” is my favorite: a bride decides to wear her wedding dress on an intercontinental trip to meet her in-laws, but the whole story turns out to be a shaggy-dog setup for one wonderful terrible pun. All in all, a quick read, not particularly serious, with some good jokes and a healthy message of female empowerment.