Book Review: How to Lose Everything by Philipp Mattheis

Tweet Jonathan, Sam, Schulz and Eric are doing what they normally do in summer, hanging out at the skate park, smoking, drinking and talking about sex. But when they hear about an abandoned house not far from their neighborhood in … Continue reading

Book Review: Standing By by Alison Buckholtz

Tweet Alison Buckholtz never imagined she’d be the wife of someone in the military, so when she fell in love with and married a navy man, she found herself navigating an alien world. And when she and her husband, Scott, … Continue reading

Book Review: Rapture Practice by Aaron Hartzler

Tweet Aaron Hartzler grew up in Kansas City as the oldest son in a strict Baptist family. From early on he was happy to help as his mom spread the word to neighborhood children about the rapture, when Jesus would … Continue reading

Book Review: The Shape of the Eye by George Estreich

Tweet When George Estreich’s second daughter was born, the doctor commented on her almond-shaped eyes and wondered if she may have Down Syndrome. George and his wife didn’t think much of it because his mother is Japanese. But when tests … Continue reading

Book Review: Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

Tweet Lucy Knisley is a graphic artist who also writes about food, travel and life in general. She grew up with parents who not only loved to eat good food, but who gave it to their daughter from the beginning. … Continue reading

Book Review and Giveaway: Saving Each Other by Victoria Jackson and Ali Guthy

Tweet Victoria Jackson faced every mother’s worst nightmare when she was told that her vibrant, seemingly healthy 14-year-old daughter has a rare autoimmune disease and that she may only have four to six years to live. Instead of accepting that … Continue reading

Book Review: Day of Honey by Annia Ciezadlo

Tweet When Annia Ciezadlo started dating a Lebanese man she met in New York, she had no idea how his culture and his family would influence her life. After all, most of Mohamad’s family lived elsewhere, in Lebanon, France and … Continue reading

Book Review: Brother I’m Dying by Edwidge Danticat

Tweet Brother, I’m Dying is Edwidge Danticat’s memoir of growing up in Haiti and the U.S. In Haiti, most of her years were spent with her aunt and uncle, who felt more like the mother and father she barely remembered … Continue reading

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