Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho
Fiona and Jane is a touching story about two sisters who are very different from each other. Fiona is the older sister and is very responsible. Jane is the younger sister and is very carefree. One day, Fiona gets sick and Jane has to take care of her. Fiona is worried that Jane won’t be able to handle it, but Jane does a great job taking care of her sister. Fiona learns that even though they are different, she still loves her sister very much.
This story is a great example of the bond between sisters. It shows that even though they might not always get along, they will always love each other. Fiona and Jane is a heartwarming story that will make you smile.
The Naked Don’t Fear the Water, Matthieu Aikins
Matthieu Aikins’ The Naked Don’t Fear the Water is an important book for our time. It tells the story of how a group of young people in Afghanistan are working to change the way their country is governed. The book is full of hope and inspiration, and it is clear that the Afghan people are capable of great things. The Naked Don’t Fear the Water is a must-read for anyone interested in the future of Afghanistan.
In Love, Amy Bloom
In Love, Amy Bloom captures the feeling of love in all its forms. From the giddy highs to the devastating lows, this book explores every facet of this complex emotion. Bloom’s writing is honest and unflinching, making for a truly moving read. In Love is a must-read for anyone who has ever been in love – or wants to be.
The School for Good Mothers, Jessamine Chan
The School for Good Mothers is a novel by Jessamine Chan that explores the complicated nature of motherhood. The book follows the lives of several mothers as they struggle to balance the demands of their children with their own needs and desires. The School for Good Mothers is a moving and thought-provoking read that will resonate with any parent who has ever struggled to do the right thing for their child.
All of You Every Single One by Beatrice Hitchman
All of You Every Single One by Beatrice Hitchman is a novel about love, loss, and redemption. The story follows the lives of two women who are each struggling to come to terms with a devastating loss. All of You Every Single One is a beautiful and moving book that will stay with you long after you turn the last page.
Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez
Olga Dies Dreaming is a novel by Xochitl Gonzalez that tells the story of Olga, a young woman who dies suddenly and unexpectedly. The novel follows Olga as she tries to make sense of her life in the aftermath of her death, and explores the ways in which we all grapple with mortality. Olga Dies Dreaming is a moving and ultimately hopeful novel about love, loss, and what it means to be human.
Time Is a Mother, Ocean Vuong
Time Is a Mother is a novel by Ocean Vuong that tells the story of a mother and her son as they grapple with the aftermath of the Vietnam War. The novel follows their journey as they attempt to rebuild their lives in the United States, and explores the ways in which war can change a person forever. Time Is a Mother is a moving and ultimately hopeful novel about love, loss, and what it means to be family.
Ocean Vuong is a Vietnamese-American writer and professor of English at Brooklyn College. He is the author of one novel, Time Is a Mother, and two collections of poetry, Night Sky with Exit Wounds and Souvenir. His work has been published in journals such as The Nation, The New Republic, and Poetry. Vuong earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and his PhD in English from Boston University.
The Books of Jacob, Olga Tokarczuk
The Books of Jacob is a novel by Polish author Olga Tokarczuk. The novel tells the story of Jakob Frank, a 18th-century messianic figure who founded a heretical sect of Judaism. The novel was first published in Poland in 2009 and won the Nike Award, one of the country’s most prestigious literary prizes. The novel has been translated into English and was published in the United States in 2013.
Jakob Frank was born in Poland in 1726 to a wealthy Jewish family. He was educated in rabbinical studies and also received a secular education. Frank became disillusioned with Judaism and converted to Christianity, becoming a Catholic priest. He later returned to Judaism and founded a heretical sect known as the Zoharists. The Zoharists believed that God was both male and female and that humans could achieve immortality. They also practiced sexual promiscuity and polygamy.
The Zoharists were persecuted by both Christians and Jews, and Frank was forced to flee Poland. He eventually settled in Turkey, where he died in 1791.
The Books of Jacob is a fictionalized account of Frank’s life, told from the perspective of his daughter, Sarah. The novel interweaves Sarah’s story with that of her father and the other members of his sect.
The novel is a complex and multi-layered work that explores themes of religious fanaticism, sexual desire, and the lure of immortality. It is a fascinating and disturbing look at a little-known figure from history.
Young Mungo, Douglas Stuart
Young Mungo is a novel by Douglas Stuart. It tells the story of a young boy growing up in Glasgow, Scotland in the 1980s.
Young Mungo is a coming-of-age story about a young boy who must grapple with poverty, violence, and addiction in his working-class neighborhood. Despite the challenges he faces, Mungo is a determined and resilient young man who ultimately finds hope and redemption.
Young Mungo is an uplifting and heartwarming novel that will stay with readers long after they finish the last page.
Life Between the Tides, Adam Nicolson
What can we learn from the creatures that live between the tides? In Life Between the Tides, Adam Nicolson explores this hidden world to find out.
Nicolson takes us on a journey from the rocky shores of Scotland to the coral reefs of Indonesia, meeting scientists and curious naturalists along the way. He discovers a wealth of life in this often hidden world, and a wealth of stories too.
We learn about the ongoing battle to save Scotland’s threatened Atlantic coasts, and the efforts to protect Indonesia’s endangered coral reefs. And we meet the creatures that call these places home: from crabs and sea slugs to starfish and seahorses.
With beautiful illustrations and Nicolson’s trademark storytelling, Life Between the Tides is a celebration of the wonders of the natural world.
Vladimir, Julia May Jonas
Vladimir, Julia May Jonas is a Canadian writer and editor. Vladimir’s work has appeared in several anthologies and magazines, including “The New Quarterly”, “The Fiddlehead” and “Arc Poetry Magazine”. Vladimir is also the author of two poetry collections, “Sleeping Dragons” (2009) and “The Treehouse” (2013). Julia May Jonas is a Canadian writer and editor. Vladimir’s work has appeared in several anthologies and magazines, including “The New Quarterly”, “The Fiddlehead” and “Arc Poetry Magazine”. Vladimir is also the author of two poetry collections, “Sleeping Dragons” (2009) and “The Treehouse” (2013). Vladimir and Julia May Jonas live in Toronto with their two cats, Boris and Natasha.
Constructing A Nervous System, Margo Jefferson
Constructing A Nervous System is a book by Margo Jefferson that explores the various ways in which we construct our nervous systems. Jefferson looks at how we develop our nervous systems through our interactions with others, our environment, and our own thoughts and emotions. She also examines how we can change or improve our nervous systems through different methods such as yoga, meditation, and therapy. Constructing A Nervous System is a helpful resource for anyone interested in learning more about how to improve their mental health and well-being.