Nonfiction

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

“You are a person and then you cease to be a person, and a cadaver takes your place.” audiobook format Synopsis Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In… Continue reading Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

Nonfiction

The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

"The twisted inversion that many children of immigrants know that, at some point, your parents become your children, and your own personal American dream becomes making sure they age and die with dignity in a country that has never wanted them." e-arc Synopsis Writer Karla Cornejo Villavicencio was on DACA when she decided to write… Continue reading The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

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Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered: The Definite How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark

“We barely get any time on this planet. Do not spend it pleasing other people. Live life exactly how you want to live it so you can love the life you make for yourself.” Audiobook format Synopsis Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with depression, eating disorders, and addiction, Karen and Georgia irreverently recount… Continue reading Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered: The Definite How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark

Nonfiction

Will MY Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death by Caitlin Doughty

We can't make death fun, but we can make learning about it fun. Death is science and history, art and literature. It bridges every culture and unites the whole of humanity. Audio book format Synopsis In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, Doughty blends her mortician’s knowledge of the body and the intriguing history behind common… Continue reading Will MY Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death by Caitlin Doughty

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Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

You were not a ghost even though an entire country was scared of you. No one in this story was a ghost. This was not a story. Synopsis When Marcelo Hernandez Castillo was five years old and his family was preparing to cross the border between Mexico and the United States, he suffered temporary, stress-induced… Continue reading Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

Nonfiction

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping Of Sally Horner And The Novel That Scandalized The World by Sarah Weinman

“The appreciation of art can make a sucker out of those who forget the darkness of real life.” synopsis Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita is one of the most beloved and notorious novels of all time. And yet very few of its readers know that the subject of the novel was inspired by a real-life case: the… Continue reading The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping Of Sally Horner And The Novel That Scandalized The World by Sarah Weinman

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Riding In Cars With Boys by Beverly Donofrio

“Maybe when things start to change, you want to hold on to something familiar.” Synopsis Denied college, Beverly Donofrio lost interest in everything but riding around town in cars, drinking and smoking, and rebelling against authority. She got married and divorced and finally ended up in an elite New England university, books in one arm,… Continue reading Riding In Cars With Boys by Beverly Donofrio

Nonfiction

I am, I am, I am: Seventeen Brushes With Death by Maggie O’Farrell

Book Review Time! Hello my fellow readers! I manage to finish reading I am, I am, I am: Seventeen Brushes With Death by Maggie O'Farrell and I would like to share some thoughts about this memoir. Synopsis: We are never closer to life than when we brush up against the possibility of death. I Am,… Continue reading I am, I am, I am: Seventeen Brushes With Death by Maggie O’Farrell