By: Ann Patchett Nonfiction 2004 Subject Matter: Lucy Grealy; Ewing’s sarcoma; Patients; United States; Biography; Disfigured persons; Ann Patchett; Friends and associates; Female friendship Rating: 3.5/5 Eek. I am not quite sure where to go with Truth & Beauty.
But I felt pantheistic then — your heart beat in my ribs and mine in yours, and both in God’s. — Herman Melville
By: Anne Rivers Siddons 1991 Fiction Rating: 2.5/5 Y’all. I love the Outer Banks. But reading a book called Outer Banks while in the Outer Banks feels a little like wearing a spring break shirt in Daytona Beach in March.
By: Kazuo Ishiguro 2005 Fiction Subject Matter: Women; England; Cloning; Organ donors; Donation of organs; Tissues Rating: 4/5 I’ve been staring at the screen for a while now trying to figure out where to start this review.
By: Ann Patchett 1992 Fiction Subject Matter: Unmarried mothers; Mothers and daughters; Nuns; Kentucky Rating: 4/5 “A fairy tale. A delight.” Not quite the words I would use, New York Times…
By: Elin Hilderbrand 2007 Fiction Rating: 3/5 My grandmother let me borrow this book for some beach reading. She has a bit of a history of bestowing me with her recent reads, especially anything she thinks might appeal to my feminist… Continue Reading
The Travelogue series recounts a seventeen-day-long cross-country road trip I took at age 21 with two college friends. We started in Charlotte, NC, and ended up two weeks and 8,000 miles later in Los Angeles, CA. The previous 18 posts in the… Continue Reading
By: Jonathan Lethem 2003 Fiction Subject Matter: Brooklyn; New York, NY; Male friendship; Race relations; Teenage boys Rating: 2.5/5 The Fortress of Solitude is exhausting.
By: Debbie Macomber Blossom Street Series Book 1 2004 Fiction Rating: 3/5 At 395 pages, The Shop on Blossom Street may look long, especially for a beach read, but don’t worry. I read it in less than 48 hours. (And it’s… Continue Reading
That summer, Mac and I got jobs together at a fast food joint. We needed cash. Abby was hard into the college search already, plus she was getting two allowances, one from each parent, at this point. So she would… Continue Reading