Posts tagged “a man’s place”
November 13, 2012Young AdultTrevor: A Novella by James Lecesne“A beautiful, moving, funny, original book,” says Michael Cunningham, about a 13 year-old boy picked on at school and misunderstood at home for being gay. Trevor is an effort to make kids feel loved and supported, so they will find the strength to go on living.Do You Dream in Color? Insights From a Girl Without Sight by Laurie RubinLaurie Rubin was born blind but that hasn’t stopped her from achieving her dream of being a professional opera singer. Here is her story of growing up blind, facing prejudice, and discovering her true identity. ”Laurie Rubin’s memoir should be required reading in that it underscores the triumph of the human spirit.”–Dr. Pola RosenMemoirMa, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes by Martha LongMartha Long’s remarkable story of growing up in the slums of 1950s Dublin. ”Long’s story is a gritty, grueling, and heartbreaking testament to one girl’s unbreakable spirit.”–Publishers Weekly‘There Are Things I Want You to Know’ About Stieg Larsson and Me by Eva GabrielssonCheck out the Reading Group Guide on our website.
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January 8, 2010"I find Ernaux to be one of the most important and essential writers of the human condition. Her memoirs about her childhood and her parents were compelling and insightful, even though their lives were not particularly unique or fascinating, and the raw emotions of the women in unrequited affairs in The Possession and Shame made me squirm in discomfort and empathy." Read the full discussion of The Possession, I Remain in Darkness, and A Man's Place at Belletrista.