75. Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg
Based somewhat on a real person, Saint Mazie takes place before and during the depression following the life of Mazie the proprietess of the famed New York City movie theatre, the Venice. She takes care of the neighborhood around her, her family, and those in need. The story is told partly through her diary which is discovered 90 years later inspiring the person who found it to try and find out about the life of the mysterious Mazie Phillips.
I read this for one of the book clubs I’m in. It was okay. I wasn’t completely enamored with it, though most of the rest of the people in the discussion really seemed to like it. I give it a 5 out of 10.