I like libraries. It makes me feel comfortable and secure to have walls of words, beautiful and wise, all around me. I always feel better when I can see that there is something to hold back the shadows. Roger Zelazny (1937-1995)
Her mother’s death leads Elizabeth on a journey to discover her father’s true identity and why her mother refused to talk about her life before Elizabeth was born.
What I’m reading outside of books this week
How do you measure human arousal? And where does the money or the volunteers come from? Mary Roach explains in ‘Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex’
American is a contradictory and precocious country, sir. We have, in a very short period of time, managed to commit venal sins against our own people and offer the world repeat examples of exceptionalism. Americans are greedy, brilliant, ambitious, and compassionate. We like to remind everyone about our genius, and yet our leaders make funContinue reading “They Said It: Stacey Abrams”
An orphan finds her sense of self in an unexpected talent for chess, but can the game also vanquish her demons?
Neil Griffon gets more than he bargained for when he temporarily assumes management of his estranged father’s stable. Along with the horses, he has to deal with a villain whose inexperienced son wants to be an apprentice jockey — whatever the cost.
Here’s a look at some fun stuff I’ve been reading outside of books lately. If you’ve got some articles or websites to recommend, please drop them in the comments below. There’s no such thing as too much of a good thing! 2021 Pulitzer Prizes: A Guide to the Winning Books and Finalists Here’s a niceContinue reading “Literary links: June 18, 2021”
in 1918 Dublin, a young nurse works desperately to save her influenza-wracked maternity patients while trying to find some sliver of hope in the midst of so much illness and death.
Could this be enough? Kieran wondered. If this was all that was possible? If Brian didn’t remember what he thought Kieran had done, didn’t remember those black days when they lost Finn? If what had happened was gone forever, was that the same as forgiveness? Kieran wasn’t sure, but he thought about it, as theyContinue reading “They Said It: Jane Harper”