Another Brooklyn

Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything—until it wasn’t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant—a part … More Another Brooklyn

Dead by Sunset

I don’t typically read true crime books. In fact, I think I was a young teen the last time I read one. I don’t remember anything about it except that it had to do with a gruesome murder in the woods and that it was wildly inappropriate for my age (which was at least 90% … More Dead by Sunset

Motionless Journey

As long as space endures, and as long as sentient beings exist, may I, too, remain to dispel the misery of the world. (Shantideva) I picked up this book over two months ago expecting to zoom through it. It is, after all, practically a picture book: gigantic vistas partnered with a few lines of poetry … More Motionless Journey

Yes Please!

I went into Yes Please expecting to laugh hysterically as I turned each page. That did not happen. It took me a good chunk of the book to realize that I had unrealistic expectations. The book was funny, don’t get me wrong, but if you were expecting this to be like one of her movies or … More Yes Please!