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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Free Food For Millionaires

First novel from author Min Jin Lee, author of recent release Pachinko.  I loved this one even more than Pachinko.  Set in contemporary New York City, it spans many interwoven stories of Korean Americans wrestling with love, money, marriage, identity both professional and ethnic.  First novel!!  Keep writing, please, Ms. Lee.  The way you share […]

TORN: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays vs. Christians Debate

Written by gay Christian and founder of the Gay Christian Network, Justin Lee, this is his personal story about wrestling with his sexuality and his faith.

Hillbilly Elegy

What a gamut of emotions this book provoked in me:  disgust, horror, contempt, compassion, understanding, admiration.  J.D. Vance calls himself a hillbilly and attempts through memoir to circumscribe his “people” and why they are who they are and think what they think.  I feel skeptical about one person’s experience speaking for many but Vance is […]


Skip Cuddy, ex-con and caretaker of the Blessings estate, find a baby abandoned at the stairs to his garage apartment.  He discovers a new self when assumes her parenting and Lydia Blessing, recluse owner of the estate, discovers herself anew as she becomes his accomplice.  This book is a sort of simple domestic drama that […]

The Parents We Mean To Be