For fans of British psychological suspense, the latest from Fiona Barton: The Child. About the book: (from the publisher) As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it’s a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, […]
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this memoir. Y’all, I read it all in two days — TWO DAYS — in the thick of end-of-school busyness. I laughed (poor preggers Alex accidentally locked inside the bathroom with her sick toddler on the other side) and cried (Alex and hubby Derek at […]
Season of Heartbreak: Healing for the Heart, Brain, and Soul by Mark Gregory Karris About the book: (from the publisher) After a devastating breakup, many people are left heartbroken, lonely, confused, even devoid of hope. Science proves that the grief of losing a romantic partner is similar to grieving a loved one’s death. Yet, too often, friends, […]
Loveable: Embracing What Is Truest About You, So You Can Truly Embrace Your Life by Kelly Flanagan About the book: (from the publisher) It’s time to remember. Dr. Flanagan is a clinical psychologist and father known to millions for the letters he writes to his children and shares on his blog. Loveable is written to the little one […]
Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais About the book: (from the publisher) Life under Apartheid has created a secure future for Robin Conrad, a ten-year-old white girl living with her parents in 1970s Johannesburg. In the same nation but worlds apart, Beauty Mbali, a Xhosa woman in a rural village in the Bantu […]
The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and a Life-Changing Journey Around the World by Kim Dinan About the book: (from the publisher) What would you do with a yellow envelope? After Kim and her husband decide to quit their jobs to travel around the world, they’re given a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give […]
Brave is the New Beautiful: Finding the Courage to Be the Real You by Lee Wolfe Blum About the book: (from the publisher) In a culture that bombards women with “thinspiration” messages and pressure to “do it all” while wearing the mask of perfection, women are left feeling alone and overwhelmed. How can they stop comparing themselves to […]
The Weight of Him by Ethel Rohan About the book: (from the publisher) At four hundred pounds, Billy Brennan can always count on food. From his earliest memories, he has loved food’s colors, textures and tastes. The way flavors go off in his mouth. How food keeps his mind still and his bad feelings quiet. Food has […]
It’s a bit embarrassing, but here’s the truth: when it comes to engaging with the children I sponsor through World Vision, I am letter-writing challenged.
Shoes for Anthony by Emma Kennedy About the book: (from the publisher) This 1944 World War II drama tells the story of Anthony, a boy living in a deprived Welsh village, anticipating the arrival of American troops. Suddenly, a German plane crashes into the village mountain.