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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Tell The Wolves I’m Home

Fourteen-year old June Elbus loses her beloved Uncle Finn to AIDS and embarks on a secret relationship with his boyfriend Toby.

Still Life With Bread Crumbs

Anna Quindlen makes this look easy.  You could be fooled into thinking this is simple book and a simple story.  She’s not a showy writer and she isn’t trying to prove anything.  Oh how she cuts right to the heart of something. I love her!

My Foreign Cities

My Foreign Cities: A Memoir by Elizabeth Scarboro — a touching memoir about a young woman’s marriage to a man with cystic fibrosis.  Their journey through his illness and ultimately his death.  Very honest, very close to the bone.

The Husband’s Secret

A juicy relationship-heavy fiction about women in Australia dealing with pain and betrayal.  I love Liane Moriarty!

For The Benefit of Those Who See

I love this kind of nonfiction book.  Written a by a journalist (Rosemary Mahoney) with clearly insatiable curiosity and a personal voice.  Mahoney travels to India to teach English in a school for the blind and uses personal stories of her time there plus intense research to delve into historical and current attitudes and misconceptions […]