“This comprehensive study of trans pioneers from the colonial period through World War I sheds light on a group that has been kept in the shadows. Manion tells the stories of folks who trans gender, living as men in terms of dress and socioeconomic responsibility, and married women. The accounts are based on archival documentation, including photos and firsthand accounts. A perfect book to read for Pride Month!”
“A short but poignant read, this duo of essays compels the reader to confront their relationship– or lack thereof– with nature. In his usual poetic and honest narrative, Berry calls us all out on our collective disassociation with the natural world. Impactful without being Romantic, urgent but not fear mongered, Berry uses this little book to call us to action, starting with a walk through the woods.”
A “Books & Wine” book club pick, this story is sure to provoke thought and reactions. Jenny Kristal reappears after twelve torturous years after having disappeared when she was six years old without a trace. But not everyone is happy to see her back. A very clever, twisty thriller that will keep you on your toes, S K Barnett writes a story that may or may not end the way you like it. But it will keep you focused as you try to figure out who is really safe and what safe mean. Once I picked this book up, I didn’t put it down until I was done—I just had to know!
This book enthralled me from start to finish. After a respected artist viciously attacks a valuable painting at the National Gallery, psychiatrist and hobby artist, Andrew Marlowe is called in to treat this non-communicative patient. Obsession, history’s losses, and the power of art to preserve hope are the themes of this story. The writing style will remind you of Donna Tarrt.
This was such a fun read. As Lillian, a former New York career woman in her late 80’s begins to celebrate New Year’s Eve, we see the changes that our world and New York have undergone as she walks to places she has special memories of and meets the interesting underbelly of the city. She uses common sense and worldly knowledge to handle each situation and interspersed with each encounter, are memories of her lifetime, which are fascinating. I love stories of women who have ‘broken the glass ceiling’—they are each very individual and always a learning experience. Take this one to the beach.
This memoir is a hilarious” confessional” about a serious subject. Mental health is no laughing matter, yet I found myself going from chuckling to outright laughter reading it. The author’s prose is reminiscent of Sir Terry Pratchett of Discworld fame although an entirely different genre. Witty and dry but generous. If you have ever experienced depression, you will relate. If you have not, you will learn!
Thumbs up from me.
Sorcery and romance abound in this lovely otherworld novel. The land is experiencing a magical drought. How did this happen? Is it gone forever? An erstwhile and very flirtatious mage sets out to answer these questions, finds allies for his quest and more.