Book Review: Don’t You Fall Now by Claudia Love Mair

Don’t You Fall Now is a memoir about a mother with bipolar disorder whose son Kamau develops psychosis and falls off a parking structure. It is a book filled with love. I carried the book around town in my bag as I read it and at times, it felt like I was carrying Mair’s beating heart. …

Book Review: 9 Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

What is 9 Perfect Strangers About? It’s really a book about relationships in all states: A family after tragedyA marriage in declineNew romantic and friend potential Not all nine characters are given equal weight. The Marconi family, Frances, and Ben and Jessica soak up the most attention. The other three guests and the resort staff …

Book Review: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

You’ll find Speak in the YA section, but don’t let that fool you; this is a difficult, important read that looks at (spoiler) sexual assault, trauma, and social ostracization, and which utilizes some collage elements, strong stylistic choices, and some interesting obfuscation of the passage of time. There’s almost an experimental feel to the disjointed, …