Category Archives: memoirs

The Best of Us by Joyce Maynard

My Review: I highly recommend reading The Best of Us , just make sure you have a box of tissues.  Joyce Maynard finds the love of her life in her 50s, many years after being divorced and raising her children … Continue reading

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Reading With Patrick by Michelle Kuo

My Review: Heartbreaking, inspiring and a tribute to dedication, Reading With Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship  is the memoir of an Asian American Teach For America teacher and her friendship with a poor, black student in Helena, Arkansas.  Their special … Continue reading

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Indulge in Books the Way You Would in a Well Balanced Meal!

  Story originally published on Booktrib.com. Recently someone asked me about my reading choices; do I stick to one topic or do I switch it up at all? I hadn’t thought about it much before but after reviewing my recent reads, … Continue reading

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Sybil’s List of Books Not To Be Missed!

I love a good booklist to peek my interest and inspire me to read more. Westport, Connecticut resident Sybil Steinberg, contributing editor and former book review section editor for Publishers Weekly puts together a list of her favorites several times a … Continue reading

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My Life With Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues by Pamela Paul

My Review: I received multiple copies of My Life with Bob as a gift for my birthday; evidently several people believed I would enjoy it and of course, they were right!  As a reader, what’s not to like about a … Continue reading

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Option B is a heartbreaking story of loss as well as an inspirational guide to living.

Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam M. Grant. “From Facebook’s COO and Wharton’s top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward … Continue reading

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Insomniac City: New York, Oliver and Me by Bill Hayes

As seen on Goodreads: Bill Hayes came to New York City in 2009 with a one-way ticket and only the vaguest idea of how he would get by. But, at forty-eight years old, having spent decades in San Francisco, he … Continue reading

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NOW EVERYONE WILL KNOW by Maggie Kneip

  As stated in Goodreads: After a fairy-tale courtship in 1980s New York City, Maggie’s young marriage shatters when her “perfect” husband–a star editor at The Wall Street Journal–is diagnosed with and dies of AIDS, leaving her with two young … Continue reading

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Fractured Memories by Emily Page

Fractured Memories:  Because Demented People need Love, Too by Emily Page. Emily and her father were extremely close; they had a unique and special father-daughter relationship. In this brutally honest and real book Emily first tells us about her larger … Continue reading

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