City of Girls
Posted October 3, 2019
Historical fiction fans will love this new book by Elizabeth Gilbert. Told from a perspective of an older woman looking back on her youth spent in the 1940s New York City theatre world, "City of Girls" is fun, enlightening, and a joy to read.
Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love
Posted September 17, 2019
When Dani Shapiro submits her DNA to a genealogy website on a whim at the age of fifty-four, she receives some shocking results: her father is not her biological father. After some careful Internet sleuthing, Dani discovers that her birth father was,…read more
Small Fry: A Memoir
Posted December 4, 2018
In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs offers a unique spin on the typical coming-of-age memoir: her father happens to be Steve Jobs, inarguably one of the most celebrated contributors to the modern world. Jobs, however, despite his renown, his…read more
Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York
Posted November 2, 2018
A well-researched and chilling account of New York City's infamous Blackwell Island (now known as Roosevelt Island). Blackwell Island was a 2-mile island in the East River where 19th century New York once housed vagrants, petty criminals, and the poo…read more
Educated: A Memoir
Posted May 31, 2018
A powerful story of one woman's struggle to break free of her past and of her family in order to shape a better world for herself. Tara Westover is the youngest of seven children born to survivalists in 1986 rural Idaho. Her …read more
Posted April 30, 2018
A coming-of-age story, a sports novel, and a psychological character study: Stephen Florida endeavors to be all of these things and more. It’s also a strange and atmospheric novel about obsession, loneliness, and madness.&nb…read more
Britt-Marie Was Here
Posted February 27, 2018
On first impression, Britt-Marie is almost insufferable. She's obsessively organized, honest to a fault, humorless, and prim. At sixty-three-years old, she has just left her unfaithful husband and is entering the workforce for the first time in her a…read more
Posted January 3, 2018
Westworld is a new show based on a 1973 movie with the same title. Originally conceived by the late Michael Crichton, Westworld is a thought-provoking drama that's part science-fiction, part western, and 100% addictive.
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
Posted November 28, 2017
It's 1987. June Elbus is a sensitive and lonely 14-year-old girl living in New York. The only person she is close to, who understands her, is her best friend Uncle Finn. The story begins just as Finn's life is cut short from AIDS, which at the time w…read more
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
Posted September 27, 2017
I keep seeing this name--Elon Musk--everywhere all of sudden, particularly on the web, even referenced in television shows. So I was more than a little curious when I came across this book about him.
Who is Elon M…read more
Silicon Valley: The Complete First Season [2 Discs]
Posted June 2, 2017
Silicon Valley is a brilliant HBO comedy following a group of young software engineers who are struggling to build their own startup company. The main character, Richard Hendricks, is a shy, 26-year-old genius and college dropout. He works …read more
A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy
Posted February 24, 2017
A Mother's Reckoning wasn't always an easy read memoir to read. And, considering its author, I imagine it was an even harder book to write. Sue Klebold is the mother of a school shooter. On April 20, 1999 her seventeen-year-old son Dyl…read more
Posted November 1, 2016
Twelve-year-old twins Pearl and Stasha Zagorski are mischlings, a term used by the Third Reich to describe someone with "mixed-blood", or half-Aryan, half-Jewish.
In 1944, the sisters arrive at Auschwitz-Birkenau with their mo…read more
Posted August 1, 2016
California, Summer of 1969. Evie Boyd is a lonely fourteen-year old. Like most girls her age, she is still trying to find her place in the world, grappling with a tenuous sense of self and by a fierce desire to fit in. On the cusp of …read more
Posted March 29, 2016
Searching for a show outside the traditional CBS or ABC-type sitcom? Perhaps for something a bit more absurd, quirky, or offbeat? Then Portlandia may be right for you.
Starring Saturday Night Live alumni Fred Armisen and musician Carrie Brownstein, …read more
Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland
Posted March 2, 2016
In May 2013, the nation was stunned to learn about the discovery of three young women held prisoner for ten years in a house in Cleveland, Ohio.
Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland is the unforgettable story of two of those women, Amanda Berry a…read more
Posted January 11, 2016
Award-winning fantasy writer Robert McCammon returns to post-apocalyptic, sci-fi/horror genre he helped popularize with his 1987 blockbuster, Swan Song. Like Swan Song, The Border is a fun and fast-paced saga centered around a group of…read more