The Sun Does Shine

Cori’s Pick: The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton In 1985, at the age of 29, Anthony Ray Hinton is arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama and sentenced to death by electrocution. At first glance of this statement, you may think that the punishment fits the crime.  That he…

Educated

Cori’s Pick: Educated by Tara Westover Wow.  For every page I turned in this book, that was my reaction….just, wow. Tara Westover’s new memoir, Educated will make you realize what it truly means to prevail.  To overcome.  To succeed….even though Tara herself did not often feel triumphant. Tara was born on a mountain in rural…

Ana’s Story

Dallas’ Pick: Ana’s Story by Jenna Bush By the age of sixteen Ana has had a child, lived with four different relatives, found out she has HIV AIDS, outlived her mother and father, been sexually assaulted, abused, and lived in two different group homes. This book is a nonfiction book but the names were changed…

Working Stiff

Working Stiff by Judy Melinek, MD   Judy Melinek presents an engrossing look at her training in to be a medical examiner in the New York City Office of the Medical Examiner. She carefully explains procedures and duties performed by those involved with death investigation. This includes autopsies, investigating death scenes and counseling those grieving relatives…

A Beautiful, Terrible Thing

Sara’s Pick: A Beautiful, Terrible Thing by Jen Waite Three weeks after their daughter is born, a young woman who’s head over heels in love with her husband discovers he’s having an affair. In this memoir, she looks for answers to her questions of how everything went wrong only to discover that her husband is…

Stingray Afternoons

Jane’s Pick: Stingray Afternoons by Steve Rushin Nice easy summer read – especially if you grew up in the 70s. Although technically a coming of age story, this book reads more like a stream of conscious nostalgia ride through various pop culture artifacts of 1970s Americana. Rushin hops from one item to the next, leap…

Heaven is Here

 Cori’s Pick:Heaven is Here by Stephanie Nielson This is a 2013 memoir that I just happen to notice on the shelf at the library and I am so glad I picked it up!  It’s the story of Stephanie Nielson (who is also a successful blogger) and the fiery and horrific accident that she and her…