From the Back Cover: When Cohen Marah steps over his father’s body in the basement embalming room of the family’s funeral home, he has no idea that he is stepping into a labyrinth of memory. Over the next week, Cohen’s childhood comes back in living color. The dramatic events that led to his parents’ separation.... Continue Reading →
From the Back Cover: After Annie Jacobson’s brother Mike enlists as a medic in the Army in 1967, he mails her the address of their long-estranged father. If anything should happen to him in Vietnam, Mike says, Annie must let their father know. In Mike’s absense, their father returns to face tragedy at home, adding... Continue Reading →
The Back Cover: "I hear the clatter of swords and torches outside the caves as the soldiers come for me. In a moment their faces will relax when they see a skinny, outnumbered boy. They don't realize how dangerous I am. That I have monsters inside me. I want to shout out and warn them... Continue Reading →
Technically, I shouldn't have picked it up from the Express shelf at the library. I still hadn't read the book club selection yet for next week - "but it's a Kate Morton!" I argued with myself. I can still remember her Secret Keeper twist blowing my mind and regardless of my TBR tower, I couldn't wait to dive in.
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein This book and I have a history. I have always loved Shel's work and poems - thanks to a teacher who introduced me. (Doesn't a Homework Machine sound great?!) But The Giving Tree? This one is my favorite. She came up with me and my shaky knees in front of... Continue Reading →