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This breathtaking memoir is about a body: its history, its presence, and its resilience. Gay has been morbidly obese since she was a teenager; her body shaped by forces both violent and loving. With uncompromising grace and honesty, she traces both her own weaknesses and the impact of a world hostile to unruly bodies. Through despair Gay finds a fragile thread of hope and the result is beautiful. ~ Reviewed by Cathy Taylor
One of those wonderful mysteries that you can sink into! Set in contemporary Dordone, France, in this book we encounter art, archaeology, Templers, lost treasure terrorists and even tasty recipes (it is France!). Inspector Bruno and his dog, Balzac, are confronted by dilemmas on all sides; the twists and turns in this story will keep you glued to the pages and the series! ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan
For physics prodigy Gottie Oppenheimer, time travel is real. The emotional stress of losing her grandfather, rejection by her boyfriend and the re-emergence of a dashing childhood best friend send her traveling through wormholes to critical moments in her past. Entertaining, cerebral and insightful. ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell
Adri studied hard, focused on her future, ignoring past and present, and she's been selected, she's going to Mars. Now her present is waiting for launch, the past embodied by her NASA appointed host, 107yr old somehow relative. When Adri finds a diary dated 1934, and letters postmarked 1919, the past becomes her focus. Who were the writers? And how do they connect to Adri's past, present and future?
Fall into this story of family, longing, and love - it's a trip to remember. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore