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