The Lady and The Panda is a true story about Ruth Harkness, the first American to bring a Panda to the United States. Fascinating and compelling – the story, that is. I struggled with Ruth. For me, she wasn’t very like-able. But I have a feeling, she wouldn’t care – which I also admire. Such an interesting account of the information available about the panda and the values and ethics of the time period.
This Beautiful Life, by Helen Schulman, is a compelling story of a young teen who receives an illicit video email from a girl who has crush on him. He is stunned, conflicted and confused. With a click of a mouse, he forwards the email to his best friend – a friend with whom he shares everything. A modern-day telephone game ensues and the video goes viral. Click here to read the entire review.
When you’d never know since I haven’t updated this page in forever. To redeem myself, please enjoy a quick list of what I’ve read (and highly recommend) in the past year or two or three. (How embarrassing!)
- Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen
- The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (re-read because it’s that good)
- The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis (also re-read, because it’s that good)
- Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
- What The Lady Wants: A Novel of Marshall Fields And The Gilded Age by Renee Rosen
- Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
- Learning To Breathe: My Yearlong Quest To Bring Calm Into My Life by Priscilla Warner
- The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom