Between Two Kingdoms – The honesty, transparency, and heartbreak that surrounds this book is astonishing. Getting leukemia at 22 has an impact on everything around you. An inspiring memoir about the realities of illness.
Landslide – A family on the brink. One accident sends the entire family down too familiar of a path that we read about too often.
How Beautiful We Were – It is a story about greed. Greed from corporate America married with greed from African administrations. There lack of empathy or care for the people who live there. An incredible story. A bit long but unforgettable.
The Empathy Diaries: A Memoir – A beautiful memoir from Sherry Turkle about her complex childhood as she grows into a brilliant academic at MIT. The struggles with being a female professor at MIT in the ’70s and her relationships with intellects who were there at the beginning of the computer era. A mix of family, intellect, technology, and feminism.
Parable of the Sower – This book back out in 2012 and begins in 2023. It is a gripping tale of a dystopian world that after living through a pandemic, you wonder if this is our future. Brilliant book.
Black, White, and The Grey: The Story of an Unexpected Friendship and a Beloved Restaurant – Loved this book. Hearing about an unlikely partnership through the eyes of two incredible people.
Cassandra Speaks, When Women Are Storytellers, the Human Story Changes – I admit that parts of this book I scanned but I can’t stop thinking about the parts I did read. Lesser’s voice is powerful. I agree with all she has to say when it comes to women and their need to speak and perhaps why they haven’t.
The Four Winds – I bought it the second it came out. I have read two of Hannah’s other books, Nightingale and the Great Alone. Both really stayed with me. It is a page turner. She writes great stories. This one is of a family attempting to survive the Depression and the Dust Bowl.
The Office of Historical Corrections – Sharply written short stories that are quite relevant to the times we are living in now.
Memorial Drive, A Daughter’s Memoir – An absolutely beautiful memoir that highlights many of the issues we have today.
The Undocumented Americans – Written by the first undocumented American to graduate from Harvard writes about her fellow undocumented Americans. Powerful.
Migrations – The core of this beautiful novel that weaves back and forth through one woman’s life is climate change. McConaghy, an Australian writer, whose first book has made it to our shores, writes masterfully. I could visualize the tale. Great read.