One-Pot Paleo by Jenny Castaneda

Life is busy! We all want to eat healthy food, but after coming home from a long day at work, not everyone has the time or energy to spend an hour chopping vegetables and searing meat, only to have to wash multiple pots and pans! One-Pot Paleo is brimming with easy to make, healthy recipes […]

Read more »

“The Folded Clock” by Heidi Julavits

In recent years, writers have been turning the traditional notion of the memoir on its head.  There are now plenty of memoirs in the form of graphic novels and writers are expanding the concept of memoirs even further.  Heidi Julavits does just that in The Folded Clock.  In The Folded Clock, readers will discover a format […]

Read more »

The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man” by W. Bruce Cameron

Ruddy McCann’s life is going downhill — not that it was so great before. He was once the hero of his high school football team, but a tragic mistake in his youth set him on the path of disgraced obsolescence.  He had resigned himself to a quiet life of being a repo man while trying […]

Read more »

“Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl” by Carrie Brownstein

Carrie Brownstein was known first for being part of the Portland, OR band Sleater Kinney in the ’90’s.  More recently you might know her from the sketch comedy show “Portlandia.”  She’s back on the scene again with her memoir Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl.  Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl starts when she is a young girl being raised by […]

Read more »

“If the Oceans Were Ink…” by Carla Power

 In “If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran”, Carla Power, an American journalist who describes herself as a secular feminist, tells about her studies of the Quran with Sheikh Mohammed Akram Nadwi, a scholar of Islam, “extremist quietist”, Oxford teacher, and longtime friend. Some of […]

Read more »