My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor

Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard trained neuroscientist.  So in December of 1996, when she realized that she was having a stroke, her training gave her a unique perspective on the recovery process. My Stroke of Insight opens with a description of the stroke symptoms she was experiencing while she details what is happening to her brain.  Jill Bolte Taylor’s […]

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Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks is inspired by the 1964 Disney musical “Mary Poppins.” It plays out in California where the Australian born British author P.L Travers “Mrs. Travers” has gone to see Walt Disney to oversee the making of the movie “Mary Poppins.” You will get to see how they came up with the songs “Let’s […]

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This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett

While Ann Patchett does talk about marriage in her latest book, this is not just a story about marriage. Told through 22 essays, “This is the Story of a Happy Marriage” is a memoir of her life from early years up through present day. Many of the essays are pieces that were previously published in […]

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Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

Tell the Wolves I’m Home follows fourteen year old June as she deals with the death of her best friend, her uncle Finn.  Set in the late 1980′s, June’s story collides with the AIDS epidemic sweeping around the world.  Her uncle Finn is a famous painter who died after he finished his last piece, a portrait […]

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Shadow of the Titanic by Andrew Wilson

We think we know the story of the Titanic—the once majestic and supposedly unsinkable ship that struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Britain to America—but very little has been written about the vessel’s 705 survivors. How did the events of that horrific night in the icy waters of the North Atlantic affect the […]

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