Research and common sense back solid strategies that allow children to navigate the ups and downs of divorce with minimal damage.
One might wish for more insight into the life of a transplanted Northerner and less emphasis on all-purpose bits of insight and what seems at times a one-sided love story, but it’s hard to resist Sullivan’s spunky, outgoing personality.
While the novel initially seems to follow a somewhat familiar plot along the lines of Single White Female, be prepared for the unexpected. Camilla Way is a deceitful storyteller in the best possible and thrilling manner.
Bergen’s more helpful suggestions about ways to live well would be better suited to a mother-to-daughter letter, with all of the straining to impress shorn away.
Because her memoir is told with some time behind it, Stein is able to reexamine and to edit her story, or at least to reframe it.
Encapsulated within are Yukiko’s surviving letters, which are suffused with her stunning personality, captured as well in the author’s re-created portrait and dialogue of a woman “knocked down” by life but capable of such passionate feeling that she knocked the boy off his feet. As startling and memorable as fiction and ripe for film adaptation.
It is one of the first intelligent, personal accounts of the daily business of IVF, and as such will surely be a useful (albeit rather demoralising) resource for other women.
Generous and heartfelt, Johnson’s book offers an intimate look at family and especially mother-daughter connections. It is an uplifting affirmation of human relationships and the cycle of life itself. A warmly candid memoir of navigating family, aging, and death.
There are times in Ali’s novel when you wish his hero could pull himself together and assert some boundaries — but that would be to break Maria’s rules. It would also be to contravene the narrative’s propulsive principle, which requires the woman to be one step ahead of the man at all times.
Not my favorite Shakespeare. I thought it lacked the depth of Hamlet or MacBeth. But perhaps that is my fault for not reading this in an academic setting...But Iago’s character is certainly interesting with all of the conniving and manipulation.
Writers routinely withhold information, but in Our Mutual Friend Dickens walks the fine line between withholding from his readers and manipulating them. I’d prefer it if the Lammles were the novel’s only conspirators.
Rather than encouraging a passive consumption of Buddhist thought, the work seeks to cultivate an attitude in readers that will pay large dividends for those who follow the course.
While the book adequately covers a good deal of research and systematically examines the rewards and challenges of intimacy, it doesn’t make love sound like a whole lot of fun.
...Dudgeon explores the man and his character, his obsession with death and the afterlife, the cruel side to his writings, and the strange illusions he created around himself. A simultaneously interesting and depressing story of arrested development, as sometimes occurs with those who write of children’s heroes.
A collection to dip into from time to time, sure to please fans. Harried book-club members will appreciate the brevity.
True to its title, this collection touches on nearly every facet of living, and Havrilesky’s wit, intelligence, and candor set her apart as perhaps the best advice columnist currently in circulation.
These moments are matched with equal instances of support, tenderness, and humor that help make Thornton’s home feel relatable...A religious debut memoir that carefully brings an engaging, complex family to life.
That’s one of the messages of this gorgeously written book: Even in the face of unspeakable injustice, family and stories possess the power to help one endure.
The writing is often dramatic, providing readers with a behind-the-scenes look at military life from a unique perspective: that of the silent partner who endures separation, secrecy, and the fears that her husband may be the one who doesn't make it back. A gripping and guileless account of being the wife of a TOPGUN instructor.
Persuasive arguments backed by scientific research that clearly demonstrate the benefits of breast-feeding for as long as possible.