LB Wells has created a multicultural story that is often overlooked in today’s literary landscape. Her protagonist, Rory, a student from a devout Jewish background, is a late bloomer who loses her virginity in her twenties. Her early interactions with men are bumpy affairs that have her wondering what love and sex are all about. With humor and compassion, Wells describes how her mother kept her under wraps and worried more about the upkeep of their elaborate suburban home than her coming-of-age frustrations.
And then in Med School, Rory falls passionately in love with Amir, an Islamic surgeon from Pakistan. Both families turn against their children when confronted with a love affair that tears down religious boundaries. The resolution of their relationship is a dramatic study of whether love can conquer all obstacles.
An ambitious, female physician with a developed sense of humor who makes her way through a veritable jungle to succeed at the top while discovering her sexuality and forbidden love for the first time.