This is a little known story based on true events in the lives of Italian citizens during the last two years of WWII. Prior to later events, Pino Lella uses his skill as a skier and very strong person to escort many Jews and other […]
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If you like to read about history, you’ll like Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. The setting is in Lithuania during World War II. The main character is Lina, a teenager with the usual dreams of a fifteen-year-old — art school, boyfriends, and the […]
In his biography, WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR, Paul Kalanithi invites us into his journey to find meaning in career, family, in life itself. “Throughout college, my monastic, scholarly study of human meaning would conflict with my urge to forge and strengthen the human relationships that formed that meaning. If the unexamined life was not worth living, was the unlived life worth examining?” “99 percent of people select their jobs [based on] pay, work environment, hours… Putting lifestyle first is how you find a job – not a calling.” Kalanithi was called to neurosurgery as his life’s career.
After that one doctor visit, doctor became patient and meaning became complicated. What does a terminal diagnosis mean for a recently married couple and the possibility of children? For continuing in a job? For assessing what is really important? How does one facing end of life nurture a new life? How does one with astute body awareness (even before it is confirmed by the doctor) find the courage to stay positive? In WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR you are drawn into the living of medical professional – emotions, knowledge, doubts, compassion. I hope you find it as interesting as I did.
Killers of the Flower Moon
By David Grann
This is a story of astonishing hatred and greed that dominated in our country when oil was discovered under what had been assumed to be worthless land that was assigned to the Osage Indians in the Oklahoma Territory.
Rampant murder, dishonesty, hatred and even family members turning upon family in their greed and lack of morals. It is also the beginning of the FBI in our country. It is a very enlightening look at a sorry page in our history — a long page.
Beartown is a hockey town on the cusp of change. Winning a Junior championship could attract new businesses, get a new hockey academy, and change the economy. The hockey players are looked at as stars in the community. But after a night of celebrating the […]
Tara Westover grew up in the mountains of Idaho. Her father was a survivalist, and the family constantly prepared for the end of the world. The medical establishment was distrusted, so no one ever saw a doctor or nurse in spite of severe gashes, concussions, and burns from explosions. “Faith will provide healing.”
They were so isolated that no one knew about the lack of education for the children. And no one could help Tara when her older brother abused her.
In spite of this, Educated is a book about how Tara taught herself enough grammar, mathematics, and science to take the ACT. She was admitted to Brigham Young University with no formal schooling. She had been so isolated that she’d never heard of the Holocaust.
This book is an amazing story of fierce family loyalty and the grief that occurs when the family can’t support an individual’s dreams.
Elin Hilderbrand’s Winter in Paradise is a nice vacation from the blustery weather. This is the first book in a new series, Paradise, with book two coming out this fall. Irene and her two grown sons are pulled into a world deceit and betrayal when […]