I finished The Last Life a few days ago and enjoyed it. I wondered how an American could write about French Algerians but I gather that she does have a French/Algerian background. Could it have worked in some other setting, e.g. British born in India for instance? Mostly it was a coming of age book about 15 year old Sagesse LeBasse and I'm a sucker for these: Holden Caulfied, etc.
In any case, I'll stop here with Messud until her next ones. I don't know if I'd want to read any others. Unlike AM Homes, whom I was really sucked into book after book. I stopped reading only because I couldn't find any more on the library shelf. It may be time to get back to them.