Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
Kelsey Crowe and Emily McDowell
Rated by Sarah A.
Here’s a familiar situation that we’ve all been in - you see someone you know that has recently lost a loved one, or is going through a serious illness, or recently got divorced and that little voice in your head says “do I say something or not . . . I don’t know them that well . . . what do I say that won’t make matters worse . . . . " Well, here’s a practical and humorous guide encouraging us to go ahead, reach out and fumble; it’s better than not reaching out at all!
Monday, Jun 13, 2016
Every day, A wakes up in a different body and a different life. One day he wakes up in the body of Justin and meets his girlfriend, Rhiannon. He has finally found someone that he wants to be with, day in, day out. Can he make it work when every day he is in love with the same girl but a different body?
This book explores all religions, races, genders, colors, and loves. I loved the all encompassing people in this book that truly represent the whole world, it really shed light on what it is like to be another person living in a completely different life. It gave me a better...
Saturday, Nov 26, 2016
Rated by Diane H.
Crosstalk is categorized as science fiction and yet, if it wasn’t for the telepathy, I could easily see the events in the book becoming reality in the near future.
Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016
Rated by Lisa J.
Christy Reed has had a difficult year. First she lost both of her parents in a car wreck, then just a few months later her sister Ginny dies in a house fire. Just as Christy is starting to pull herself out of her grieving and begins to accept that she is alone in the world, an envelope arrives in the mail. The envelope is addressed in Ginny’s handwriting and is postmarked just a few days ago. What is going on, and where is Ginny?
Saturday, Feb 6, 2016
Rated by Lisa J.
When little Bella went missing four years ago, seemingly disappearing into thin air from her front yard, all of England was on the lookout for the precious two year old. As The Widow opens, we meet Jean Taylor, whose husband, Glen, has just been killed in a freak accident. Now that Glen is dead and she is newsworthy again, Jean has been hiding in her house from the reporters who have started camping out on her front walk.
Sunday, Jan 10, 2016
Rated by Megan C.
There are some downsides to HBO’s Enlightened. It is painfully sincere. It riffs on commercialized, New Age-y self-help. It satirizes corporate America in a way that makes you wonder if it is really satire after all. But I find myself recommending the show anyway.
Monday, Jul 13, 2015
Rated by Heather B.
One day, fifteen year old teenager Camille walks back up the winding mountain road and into her house, shocking her family. What seems like it should be a completely mundane act most patently is not; Camille died in a bus accident four years earlier. Camille has no memory of that event and no apparent understanding that she has died. As far as she knows, it's the day of the bus accident. But her family, while still grieving, has moved on. Her parents have split up, and most strikingly, her twin sister Léna is now several years older than Camille.
Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012
Anna lives in a blue-colored world, filled with roses and birds and flute music. But once she finds a tattered doll abandoned in her high school, Anna is pulled into the harsh and gritty life of Abel Tannatek, the school’s peddler of drugs—and more. Abel spins stories and tales for his little sister, who is on the verge of being yanked from her home with Abel and put into foster care. First by eavesdropping and later by invitation, Anna listens to the stories. Tiny qu
Monday, Aug 15, 2011
Rated by Susan B.
Why is Duncan so warm in his flat during the coldest of winters in London? An efficient heating system and good insulation, he tells his neighbors. But why is Duncan so warm in April with the heating system turned off and the windows open? And who is this good-looking new guy, who admires his reflection in every shop window he passes? He has fallen in love at first sight with the woman that Duncan has inventively named Tigerlily, who lives next door.
Thursday, Jul 7, 2011
As Cathi Hanauer, the editor of The Bitch in the House, explains, “This book was born out of anger…which stemmed from a combination of guilt, resentment, exhaustion, naivete, and the chaos of my life at the time.” Sharing her thoughts and feelings about her situation in late night e-mails to friends brought her to the realizations that a) many women were facing the same struggles and that b) she was gaining comfort an