This book's strength is mixing research and anecdote in a lively, accessible way, with a reporter's eye for detail.
...the book reminds us how rewarding it can be to see a parent outside the context of our own needs. It's that illumination that allows Corrigan to turn what starts as a complaint about her mother into a big thank you.
Senior could have made this book twice as long given the minefield parents and their kids face, but what she did produce is well-considered and valuable information.
The author illustrates the complex intergenerational problems that were created by his father’s conduct, including breakdowns and hospitalizations.
If you're a Nicholas Sparks fan, you definitely have to pick up this book right now. Even if you're just a romance fan in general, the The Longest Ride is the perfect book to give you a sweet story with romance, relationships, and simply real life.
A 13-year-old Japanese author illuminates his autism from within, making a connection with those who find the condition frustrating, mysterious or impenetrable....Anyone struggling to understand autism will be grateful for the book and translation.
His human portraits are sharp yet compassionate, rendered in rough language and complicated by subplots of addiction and economic hardship.
...this character's story stuck faithfully to real life.
Captivating and astute study.
That Ms. Abbott had her father’s own words to draw upon certainly adds traction to the work. But it is Alysia Abbott’s voice that is the more melodic of the two, the one that draws us in and bids us listen.
The story of Brockes’ quest to understand her mother’s past is powerful on its own, but the backdrop against which most of the narrative unfold...makes the book even more poignant and unforgettable.
What compels readers through this narrative is the unlikelihood of Angelou’s hard-won love for her extraordinary mother.
It’s a time machine laden with long-lost physical objects...a meditation on the plastic possibilities of womankind and a very special treat.
A sharp portrayal of recovery from a lifetime of pitfalls and the love that held it all together.
These are not simple or satisfying stories, but Ms. Bazelon tells them with cleareyed compassion — even for the bullies.
This is a beautiful tribute to "his noble-hearted brother/ Who he loves more than his own self", but both devastating and devastated.
An informative and moving book that raises profound issues regarding the nature of love, the value of human life and the future of humanity.
...sad without being depressing, and deeply inspirational on a personal level to every imaginable reader.
The author has followed some of urban America's poorest young people...and revealing how their teachers are compensating for the missing investment in their early years by fostering what Tough sums up as "character".
Sharon Olds, who has always had a gift for describing intimacy, has, in a sense, had these poems thrown at her by life and allowed them to take root: they are stunning...