David and Goliath by Malcom Gladwell
Gladwell (previous books include The Tipping Point, Blink, and What the Dog Saw) has the unique gift to take ordinary concepts and make them interesting and challenge us to think differently. His latest book -- a fresh perspective on what it means to be discriminated against, cope with a disability, lose a parent, or suffer from other setbacks. ♥
Willie Pears teaches at a center for immigrant girls who are all hoping for French asylum. We get an inside peek of the hardship faced by people hoping for a better life, and what they have to go through to find it. Combine that with Willies own issues and you’ve got a pretty good read.♥♥
Sea Creatures by Susanna Daniel
Georgia and Graham Quillian along with their son Frankie move to
hoping for a fresh start. Graham’s got a sleep disorder, Frankie doesn’t talk,
but thank goodness Georgia
finds a cool job shuttling supplies to an artist who lives in a tiny house on
stilts (!) off the coast in a community appropriately enough called Stiltsville.
Eventually Georgia and Frankie find peace, thanks to the ocean, the artist…and
the damn hard truth.♥♥
The End of the Affair by Graham Green
"This is a record of hate far more than of love." The first passage of this book really got to me. After all, when love turns sour it often turns to hate. The very English gentleman, Maurice Bendrix writes down the account of his adulterous affair with Sarah Miles. Sarah has since died and he is trying to discover how love turned to hate. Originally published in 1951, The End of the Affair was a Kindle Audible book (cheap!) - so I bought it to ease the drive from
Portland to Boise. It was narrated by Colin Firth and
made the drive fly by! ♥♥
The Gravity of Birds by Tracy GuzemanNatalie is beautiful and sullen.