Recommended Reading

“Terms and Conditions” by Robert Glancy

26
Nov
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No mincing of words: This Book is Brilliant. It’s shockingly astute, funny, deeply poignant. Think of all the terms and conditions in your own life. Asterisks here, footnotes there. Unethical people everywhere. So many complexities that hit so hard, move us so deeply.

“In The Name of Friendship” by Marilyn French

16
Sep
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To be a woman! The sacrifices. The joys. The regrets. The frustrations. The friendships among other women that so lovingly validate and ease conflicting female emotions. A heartfelt glimpse into the gains and losses flowing from every women’s capacity and desire to nurture, care for, and love.

The Empty Room – Lauren B. Davis

27
Aug
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Why read a book about an alcoholic? This book is a touching, maddening black comedy that’s not funny, but deeply revealing. The relentless drive of addiction – so pressing, dire – the lonely language of addictive urgency, so astute. You may never ‘judge’ others again.

“The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

25
Apr
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You won’t forget this one. Trauma in early life, the deepest bonds of friendship (formed young) heartbreaking loss, hope, desire, longing, the yearning for belonging. A story and prose that sweeps the reader away, a sharp smack of reality: life is challenging for all of us.

“The Epicure’s Lament” by Kate Christensen

20
Mar
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A favourite author. A black comedy. A tale of a man (surely an introvert) who craves solitude like air, water. Descriptive, outrageous sexual passages (be forewarned) where LOL is a given. Wild culinary escapades. ¬†A “life is messy” reality.¬†Refreshing, honest and true.