Book Review: Missing by Cornelia Maude Spelman

Tweet Family is something many of us take for granted. Our parents and our siblings just are, and even if we’re curious about our parents’ lives before we came along, we often don’t do anything with that curiosity. Cornelia Maude … Continue reading

Book Review: Bonobo Handshake by Vanessa Woods

Tweet For me a great memoir does more than tells a personal story. It also engages both my emotions and my intellect and leaves me wanting to know more about the author and what she writes about. Bonobo Handshake by … Continue reading

Book Review: When I Married My Mother by Jo Maeder

Tweet As a successful Manhattan radio DJ, Jo Maeder led what many would consider a glamorous New York City life. Yet when it became increasingly clear that her mother could no longer live on her own in the home she … Continue reading

Book Review: Red Scarf Girl by Ji Li Jiang

Tweet Red Scarf Girl by Ji-Li Jiang is a compelling memoir from a girl growing up during the Chinese cultural revolution. Filled with patriotic fervor for the Chinese communist government, Ji-li is at first ashamed to be part of her … Continue reading

Book Review: Going Solo

Tweet After our mother-daughter book club read Going Solo by Roald Dahl, my daughter, Madeleine wrote this review. Going Solo is a memoir that picks up where Boy left off. It follows Roald Dahl’s adventures in Africa and around the … Continue reading

Book Review: Boy by Roald Dahl

Tweet My daughter Catherine wrote this review of Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl; it’s one of her favorite books. I recommend this book for all ages and girls, boys, women and men. In short, it should be a … Continue reading

Book Review: Forever Lily by Beth Nonte Russell

Tweet When Beth Nonte Russell was asked to accompany a friend to pick up the baby girl she was adopting from China, she expected it to be an adventure. An avid traveler, Russell had never been to China, and she … Continue reading

Book Review: In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White

Tweet In the mid-1990s Neil White defrauded creditors out of their money and was sentenced to spend time in a federal minimum-security prison. He recounts his time spent in that prison in his memoir, In The Sanctuary of Outcasts, which … Continue reading

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