When you’re in the mood for some pure, escapist fun, a good YA novel can be just what you need, and “The Disasters” is a great example of why.
Shortly after this book came out in 2016, patrons at the library began telling me that I HAD to read it. These friendly insistences continued fairly regularly over the ensuing months, and so I finally picked up a copy and dove in.
How much you might enjoy a celebrity memoir is usually directly related to how much of an admirer you are of said celebrity. This is perhaps doubly true when the celebrity also happens to be a political figure, since large swaths of the book wind up feeling like a dry recitation of their accomplishments. Luckily, Michelle Obama’s book mostly avoids that problem.
We all know a couple like Celestial and Roy. They can swing wildly between being sweet and affectionate with each other and then angry and hurtful, sometimes over the course of mere minutes. Nonetheless, they seem to be happy with their young marriage, that is until life comes along and breaks them apart.
One day lexicographer Gretel receives a call from her mother, who abandoned her as a teen, beseeching her to find her. She knows exactly where to look, and returns to the place she grew up, in a houseboat in the woods. Upon reuniting she brings her mother to live with her, and discovers a woman […]
This is a simple, but beautiful and moving little book, inspired by the images of 3 year old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi, whose body washed ashore in Turkey in 2015.
In today’s world, no matter where you get your news from, it would be easy to take a look at things and feel like they are going pretty poorly. Whether you’re worried about violence, terrorism, war, pollution, corruption, moral decline, healthcare, education, or any number of other issues, both the liberal and conservative news media will constantly bombard you with stories about just how much our global society is in decline.