The Berry Pickers – A lost child sets off an unraveling of two families. I read this book in an afternoon—a good read.
Hell Of A Book – This book is about growing up Black in America through a book tour, and ones imagination. I loved this book.
The Bee Sting – Although a very long book, I opted in. It begins with a bee sting to describe this Irish family saga. Each character is interesting, and each has their own struggles. I was all in until the last chapter; I hated the ending. It took me a few days to recover.
The Reformatory – The horrors of racial injustice never end. I could not put this book down.
While You Were Out: An Intimate Family Portrait of Mental Illness in an Era of Silence – An incredible memoir of a topic that few discuss openly. A must-read.
Baumgarter – I have read most of Paul Auster’s books. He tells a good story. Baumgartner is a man dealing with grief. Auster takes us on the journey of a 71-year-old’s life. I loved it.
The Upstairs Delicatessen – Not sure I could recommend this. Garner lets us know how he thinks, quoting authors of books he has read and many of them. He is, after all, a food critic. The love of food shines through.
Heaven and Earth Grocery Store – McBride is an excellent storyteller. The main character has empathy and love for all in a divided neighborhood, just like the world we are living in today.
A Man of Two Faces – The structure of this memoir is unique. It is also timely. Nguyen is angry, funny, frustrated, and insightful; his experience represents many—a worthy read.
The Maid – Perfect Saturday afternoon read. Fun, quirky, well-written murder mystery through the voice of quirky Maid Molly.
The Last Masterpiece – A page-turning WWII, historical fiction novel set in Italy where the main characters, two women, save artwork from being destroyed and stolen from the Nazis.
Everything Nothing Someone – An unbelievably powerful, dark, crazy, healing, wild memoir. Love!