Birds Art Life “I found myself with a broken part,” Kyo Maclear writes in the introduction to her...Read More
Category: Katie’s Recs
Hidden Figures Before “computer” came to mean a sophisticated calculating machine, it meant a person: someone with a firm grasp of numbers and their myriad practical applications in the real world. In the 1940s, as the U.S....Read More
What does it mean to come home? How does a person, or a family, decide to build a home in our frantic, increasingly mobile society? Is it possible to set down genuine roots in a place far from where you grew up? And how is the...Read More
After suffering a brain aneurysm at age 28, Jessica Fechtor found herself mostly physically healed, yet utterly disoriented. Multiple surgeries had left her brain clear of “problem areas,” but also caused the loss of her sense...Read More
Walk on Earth a Stranger Leah “Lee” Westfall has a secret: she can sense the presence of gold. Whether it’s a few flakes of gold dust in a riverbed or a nugget hidden under a floorboard, the metal calls to Lee, tugging at her...Read More
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf Every once in a while, a book comes along that knocks me backward with its quiet power. Kent Haruf’s final novel, Our Souls at Night, is such a book: a story about ordinary people living simple...Read More
Kissing in America by Margo Rabb “I loved romances because when you opened the first page, you knew the story would end well.” Since her dad died in a plane crash, Eva Roth has found solace in romance novels – 118 of them...Read More
Hammer Head I’m a writer. I have always wanted to be a writer. Since I was a little girl scribbling in my first couple of diaries (the kind with locks and keys), or making up stories to tell myself before bed at night, I’ve...Read More
“Paris is always a good idea,” Julia Ormond famously noted in the 1995 film version of Sabrina. Like many Americans enamored with la belle France, I tend to agree, as does American journalist and author Elizabeth Bard. More than...Read More
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