A straightforward approach to revamping one's life from an expert on vulnerability.
Quiet, beautifully written reflections on nature and the mindful life, laced with the thoughts and writings of Thoreau.
This is a beautiful tribute to "his noble-hearted brother/ Who he loves more than his own self", but both devastating and devastated.
I cannot tell you...how much fun this memoir is to read. Volk has caught something of Schiaparelli's surrealist approach to art...
Finding Fernanda, by introducing us to the people directly impacted in trafficking black market, captures our hearts. Siegel’s determination to investigate, document and communicate an ugly reality in this book, ultimately contributes to a better world.
...known for her honest portrayals of ordinary women in small-town America, and this tale cements her position as an icon of the genre.
Wild is brutal and touching in equal measures, but there's nothing forced about it. She chronicles sorrow and loss with unflinching honesty, but without artifice or self-pity.
...Man Booker Prize winning Wolf Hall is a wonderful book, a great read.
Mr. Holroyd discovers a fresh way of reading Trefusis, and he describes the impact of the novels on his own sensibility.
If you are really serious about creating wealth for yourself then Think and Grow Rich is mandatory reading.
A straightforward, honest look at how raising a child is difficult, but raising twins can be exponentially more demanding.
Knowing that Shadid lost his life shortly before this book was published makes each piece of tile he polished, each plant he nurtured, feel all the more significant.
No one has perfect parents and no one can write a perfect book about her relationship to them. But Chast has come close.
She calmly and carefully untangles the fine strands of a woman's life by examining her own, and lays them out cleanly for all to see, this time from the perspective of a woman in her 50s.
This may be a book about death and loss, but Caldwell’s greatest achievement is to rise above all that to describe both the very best that women can be together and the precious things they can, if they wish, give back to one another: power, humor, love and self-respect.
...she vividly presents the startling price and the occasional payoffs of hope, which buys us, at best, the simple “dailiness of our lives.”
Porter’s daringly strange story skirts disbelief to speak, engagingly and effectively, of the pain this world inflicts, of where the ghosts go, and of how we are left to press on and endure it all. Elegant, imaginative, and perfectly paced. A contribution to the literature of grief and to literature in general.
A sharp portrayal of recovery from a lifetime of pitfalls and the love that held it all together.
Death may be everywhere but The Dig is brilliantly alive; a profound, powerful and utterly absorbing portrayal of a subterranean rural world.
This is a rare kind of success for a nonfiction writer, and you might think it would bring a measure of calm and satisfaction to the book’s author. If you suspect that’s the case, you don’t know much about Harry Gerard Bissinger III, who is universally known as Buzz.