Nicholas is a twelve-year-old with red hair whose dad just remarried. His new stepmom is a chain-smoking, ex-Jehovah’s Witness. Tomorrow at lunch, the biggest boy in grade six plans to beat him up—he even made a Facebook event. Should Nicholas skip school, even if it means missing the chance to audition for the class play and impress his English teacher?Continue Reading
Duncan has always been a pretty boring guy, leading a simple life while working at a bread factory. Then he stumbles upon Brenda, a sad young woman who’s about to end her life. Convinced he’s fallen in love, Duncan strikes up a desperate deal: if he can get her to laugh, she'll give life another shot, but if she doesn’t even giggle, he'll help her go through with her plan.Continue Reading
Thirty-something Kate has been tasked with mounting a museum exhibit about the history of romance and love despite her own romantically unsuccessful relationships. Intent on curating the show, Kate investigates love in books and on hilariously disastrous dates. Meanwhile, her long-widowed mother rekindles an old romance with a man she co-starred with in a play sixty years ago...Continue Reading
I enjoyed this book. And, at the same time, I didn't enjoy this book. It's one of the first books I've read that I can honestly say is a clear two-star. I liked parts, but not all. And now...I need to vent a bit. So, let's pretend we're sitting in a coffee shop, sipping chai lattes and gabbing about books.Continue Reading
Written in pockets of memories, reading this book is like bouncing around someone's box of everyday trinkets, things kept for their personal significance, that, though seemingly random and unconnected, all somehow fit together into a compelling story of indomitable spirit.Continue Reading