Book Review: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

That was when there was more good than bad, when she'd push me on the swing Pop hung from one of the pecan trees in the front yard, or when she'd sit next to me on sofa and watch TV with me, rubbing my head. Before she was more gone than here. Before she started … Continue reading Book Review: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Book Review: The Heirs by Susan Rieger

Rupert believed in his sons, and his belief in them was the greatest thing he gave them. He simply couldn’t show them affection. It seemed inevitable to Eleanor that Rupert had managed his final illness to make physical touch impossible, as if he’d been traveling toward the point his whole life. His last coherent words … Continue reading Book Review: The Heirs by Susan Rieger

Book Review: What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons

I had many things I wanted to say. Some sleepless nights ago, I’d made a list of all the things I needed to apologize for, all the things I needed to tell her I forgave her for. But as I stood there with those mathematics in hand, the weight of the moment on me, I … Continue reading Book Review: What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons

Book Review: Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

  "We're going on an awfully big adventure." Death. Death is an awfully big adventure. But not this time. Not this adventure. The greatest adventure, our adventure, is the fight to live. Lily and the Octopus is a story of man's best friend becoming one man's nearly only friend, the turmoil of loss and the … Continue reading Book Review: Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley