Archive for November 2017

Books and the Blessing of Goodbyes

How good are you at goodbyes? I’m a career pro. My blogging community chose this topic for our monthly challenge, and I was immediately overwhelmed with writing prompts. Moving from city to city? I’ve done that at least six times. (Goodbye, childhood summers at the pool in Kansas City! Goodbye, Summerfests and State Fairs in... Read more »

Lies, Love and What We Lose: Little Fires Everywhere

Lies, Love and What We Lose: Little Fires Everywhere
Do you make choices or do choices make you? Celeste Ng’s sophomore effort, Little Fires Everywhere, is a glorious character study, comparing and contrasting the two different paths we can take as we emerge from adolescence into adulthood — one a carefully crafted, planned-to-the-last-detail existence and the other road, on which one’s adventurous spirit consumes... Read more »

Yes Indeed: Thanks, Obama

Yes Indeed: Thanks, Obama
I wish I could say David Litt’s “Thanks, Obama” is the perfect cure for a Trump hangover. It’s not. But it was certainly refreshing to read his memoir, if only for a chance to return to more hopeful times. And in all fairness, there’s nothing that cures a Trump hangover, at least until Election Day... Read more »
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