The Prince Of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood

Richard Blanco’s new book, The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood, explores similar ideas that were evoked in his poem “One Today,” read at President Obama’s 2013 inauguration. America is united through dreaming, finding our way, and finding ourselves. And in this book, the author applies it to his own childhood. These truths are … Read moreThe Prince Of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood

Riding Fury Home: A Memoir

  Chana Wilson’s memoir “Riding Fury Home” is a powerful narrative of healing, forgiveness, and redemption. Wilson’s personal story begins in 1958 and spans forty years; it is the history of her complex relationship with her mother. Gloria was not a loving mother to Chana in the early years and tried to commit suicide a few times. … Read moreRiding Fury Home: A Memoir

The Living End: A Family Memoir Of Forgetting And Forgiving

Robert Leleux’s “The Living End: A Memoir of Forgetting and Forgiving” is a story of Alzheimer’s and a family’s attempt to care for a grandmother whose recent “forgetfulness” gives the family a chance at reconciliation. Leleux’s maternal grandmother JoAnn-an elegant Southerner with an affinity for keeping everyone entertained-is on the onset of dementia. Her illness brings the … Read moreThe Living End: A Family Memoir Of Forgetting And Forgiving

A Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare’s Plays Teach Us About Justice

Kenji Yoshino’s “A Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare’s Plays Teach Us About Justice,” made this reader want to do two things: revisit some of the Bard’s plays, especially those read in high school that went right over her head, and learn more about our judicial system, of which she doesn’t know enough about. Yoshino analyzes … Read moreA Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare’s Plays Teach Us About Justice