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…