Monthly Archive: November, 2013

Heartburn by Nora Ephron

Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband, Mark, is in love with another woman.  I read this during my divorce.  It made me laugh and cry.  Ever since, I’ve… Continue reading

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

The young adult fiction novel Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson haunts me.  It’s the story of Lia an eighteen-year-old girl suffering anorexia nervosa. On my daughter’s first Thanksgiving in 2006, I ate a… Continue reading

Leaving Atlanta by Tayari Jones

I grew up in a small rapidly, growing town outside of Atlanta when children, mostly young African-american males, went missing. Their bodies dumped in various parts of the metro area.  This book gave… Continue reading

Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton

I stayed up until 3 a.m. reading this book. I couldn’t help it. Part mystery. . . part supernatural. . . Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton entranced me from the first page. This book… Continue reading