Khizr Khan and his wife Ghazala exploded into the national consciousness during the 2016 presidential elections.
Nobody’s Son is the culmination of a family’s gradual demise.
In The Duke of Deception, memoirist Geoffrey Wolff wrote of a man—his own father—who lied voraciously, died in shame, and nonetheless was loved. He left questions in his wake.
“In this intricate and intimate journey Rita Gabis brings macrocosmic Holocaust horror into the microcosm of our dining rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms—a noble feat, one you will not soon for
“a family history like no other.”
“crushing, lovely, painful, and above all powerful.”
“I wake up grateful, for life is a gift.”—Ficre Ghebreyesus
“Poignant sometimes to point of inducing tears, Be Safe, Love Mom is not easy reading.”
“a tremendous achievement. A work of truth. . . . The Bone Bridge is a book of brutal memories. It is hard to read, but impossible not to.”
“Shot in the Head is an important addition to the collection of enlightening and educational works that encompass the heartache and reward of loving a family member with severe men
“An important and poetic look at life in WWII U.S. Japanese-American internment camps but one that fails to engage young readers with an empathetic main character.”
“. . . a real kicker.”
For writer, speaker, and “Warrior Mom of five” Darah Zeledon, life’s joys and calamities have been abundant and enlightening.
“A Dog Named Boo is a truly perfect book.”
A Dog Named Boo by Lisa J. Edwards will please dog lovers, but it is much more than a good dog tale.
“Dan Bucatinsky . . . writes like a master storyteller—one whom we hope has many other stories to tell.”
“Ellen Schecter creates a visual symphony with her extraordinary command of the unique language of the soul. . . .
“Imran Ahmad’s light touch and sense of humanity displayed so skilfully in The Perfect Gentleman ensures that his words have a deeper meaning and a wider application. . . .
“Describing how an enterprising and committed couple invest their life savings in establishing the one and only animal rehabilitation center and sanctuary in the Northern Cape at the time,
“Safe to say that of all the loves of her life, men’s hats tend to rise to the top of Ms.
“And perhaps this is the difference between this book and Magical Thinking. There, in the previous work, Ms. Didion wrote in a state of shock, a place of mourning and loss.
“. . . it is clear, as stated on her biography page, that Ms.
“Perhaps there was something buried in this memoir that I kept missing, something that I kept searching for in vain. It may be buried somewhere . . .”
“The push-pull of Ms. Bijan’s relationship with her parents during their grief as she came of age will feel familiar to many readers, but the details of Ms. Bijan’s life will not. . . .
“Kayak Morning might be described as a literary stream of consciousness that is both poetic and poignant.”
“This is a book for all women. For those who are mothers and for those who are not.”
“Life in a war zone inevitably changes a person. . . . Ms. di Giovanni deserves much credit for her ability to shift between the two worlds and still maintain her equilibrium.
“. . . one of the joys of Roger Ebert’s writing [is that]: He invites the reader to participate. . . . [a] stunning memoir.”