It's at once an account of the author's experience with motherhood and an eye-opening investigation of working mothers seeking upward mobility and what they have to sacrifice to achieve it. Choices and circumstances shape us but do not need to define us. In this dual memoir from the creators of My Favorite Murder, Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark write candidly about their personal struggles with addiction, eating disorders, and depression as well as larger cultural issues, like the importance of self-advocating and putting safety over appearing polite. Contributors include Alexander Chee, Leslie Jamison, Cathi Hanauer, and more. When he returns two years later he finds that she is charged with a crime she won't speak about.
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore Paperback March 6, 2018. I joined my first book club when I was in the second grade. Nothing to do with the embarrassingly bad Steve Martin movie. Part family drama, part Southern epic, The Twelve-Mile Straight generated lively conversation in and is sure to do so in yours too. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Paperback Jan 2, 2018. We have very similar tastes in books! As she attempts to give it one more chance before going over the edge, she'll understand the pains that come with growing up. She looks back the unconventional Irish Catholic household in which she was raised and reflects on the lives of her parents and the many ways they shaped her own.
In other words, they're filled with plenty of material to keep your group chatting through brunch, tea, cocktails, or whatever way your book club spends its time together. The third is married to a man who likes to bring other people into the bedroom. The Women's Hour follows a group of activist women who led the charge to gain this one freedom, which became the start of many other calls for civil rights. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande Paperback Sep 2017. I love the book about friendship Ann Patchett sp? A haunting book that is a worthy follow-up to Ratner's earlier lush novel, In the Shadow of the Banyan.
These fourteen books offer engaging and powerful stories and plenty to discuss. In this remarkable new account, Cara Robertson takes readers behind-the-scenes of the trial that captivated a nation to reveal why and how the sensational story of the Borden murders — and the question of Lizzie's innocence — continue to endure over a century later. Set in India and America, and told from both girls' points of view, Shobha Rao's exploration of perseverance and hope makes readers feel just the way Poornima does — full of excitement, curiosity and lots to talk about! The book does not give easy answers of a prescription for change, but it will give groups plenty to discuss. When a young child was found dead with a slit throat in 1860, Whicher was brought in to investigate. Get it, then get another copy for someone you know because you are definitely going to want to talk about it once you read that heart-stopping last page.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, this novel, filled with vivid descriptions, precisely captures the limitations of lopsided human relationships and the actions we commit that can scar our lives forever. Touching on issues of race, gender, sexuality, parenthood, marriage, and love, it's a timely book of essays that challenges readers to examine their own understanding of identity and family. She is based in San Francisco and can frequently be found at Philz with her nose in a book. A compelling portrait of a town in the grip of the nine-year drought, known as the Big Dry, that ended in 2012. But they were practically erased from history because of the secrecy surrounding them. Kirn questions why he was so taken in personally by this impostor's story, even as he lays out all of the clues and evidence that his friend was a con man. While The Witches isn't a supernatural love story, there's still magic in its storytelling of the complicated history of what really happened at the Salem Witch Trials.
It is told through one woman's true story of raising her daughters. A gripping, fast-paced story with an asset that few true crime books have: no body count. After all, variety is the spice of life -- and of any respectable book club. Kindred by Octavia Butler is another fantastic race-relations novel. This book follows the eponymous goddess as she makes a choice between the world of the gods or the world of men. In it, Jones tackles racism and mass incarceration in America all while creating an imminently readable world full of characters you will love. For every suspense novel that shocks and awes readers, there are real life stories that make fiction seem tame and predictable.
From the ultimate cool girl, Girl n a Band is the perfect dose of music, pop culture, and art for your book club. And before she knows it, she realizes she is caught in a web of complicity due to inaction. On shelves: July 9 by In April of 2014, Boko Haram abducted 276 Nigerian schoolgirls, shocking the world. As she flees to freedom, state by state, unplanned matters appear at every turn — all while being hunted. She did make some great points and I will implement some of them in my parenting style. This was a Girls Night In pick as well, and hearing readers' thoughts on this nonfiction celebration of women's friendship was fascinating. It was a perfect pick because not only does the poignant writing offer a realistic look at a mind slowly losing its bearings, its sympathetic tone invites readers to explore their own awareness of how they look at people and what's important in their own lives.
But then Savitha arrives in her life and everything changes. As the title would leave you to believe, Furiously Happy is a humorous look at some pretty grim situations, but with Lawson's expert pen, even the most depressing and I mean that literally situation has an uproarious and even marvelous silver lining. Through their stories, she discovers she has more to offer the world than she thought. It's an eye-opening exploration of poverty in America, and it includes a foreword by Nickel and Dimed author Barbara Ehrenreich. Sadness Is a White Bird by Moriel Rothman-Zecher Paperback Feb 12, 2019. There are a few that I've been meaning to read on it and it was great to go back and read your reviews.
They investigate their own pasts as well as true crime stories with the same humor and empathy that make their podcast a hit. A wonderfully researched, beautifully written history of injustice taken to horrifying lengths. Both of them are settling into married life when Roy gets arrested for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Think of it as a sampling of what is to come, a little taste of 2019's best offerings. Published by Grand Central Publishing. In this memoir about her years spent working as a maid while raising her daughter, Stephanie Land explores the underbelly of upper-middle class America and the reality of those people in service to them.