I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death

Posted April 30, 2018

This memoir is organized into stories of near death experiences, but it is so much more than that. O'Farrell uses each chance encounter with death as an opportunity to explore her past and the people in it. Her writing is vivid and descriptive, with …

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From Here to Eternity: Travelling the World to Find the Good Death

Posted January 31, 2018

Caitlin Doughty is a mortician who runs her own nonprofit funeral home. In an attempt to make us death-phobic Americans a little more open to other cultures and practices, she takes us around the world to see all sorts of ceremonies. While some of th…

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Priestdaddy: A Memoir

Posted January 3, 2018

Patricia Lockwood is the daughter of a Catholic priest, and this is a memoir about how she and her husband, at 30 years old, move into the rectory with her parents after some financial difficulty. What comes out of this extremely odd situation is a h…

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We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Posted November 28, 2017

If you enjoy creepy reads all year round, this is the book for you. At a little over 200 pages, it's a quick read, but it'll stick with you. Shirley Jackson is known mainly for her short story The Lottery, so if you liked that, this will be a treat.

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The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

Posted September 27, 2017

Minnow Bly is 17, she was raised for the last 12 years in a cult called The Community, and her hands have been cut off. The Prophet is the man who led her parents into the wilderness to live where men take several wives and women are forbidden from r…

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