Sarah Horne

 
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The Jeremiad Boy: and other stories by Jay Aibee
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This collection of stories is a short read - and likely you will want to devour it all in one sitting - but the ideas and images will stay with you long after that. They are stories to keep and revisit, written with a powerful punch that will tear your world asunder.

The author deftly chooses each word with surgical precision to unravel your heart. Some leading authors, including the screenwriter Robert McKee's advice to aspiring authors' is to "put your characters through hell". Jay Aibee does just that, confidently launching his characters into hell and then serving up more doses of hell just when you think things can't get any worse. Yet, there is much beauty in this… Read more
Ida B by Katherine Hannigan
Ida B by Katherine Hannigan
"Katherine Hannigan's first novel, Ida B . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World was a New York Times bestseller, a Book Sense bestseller, and a Parents' Choice Gold Award winner."

I can't believe there aren't any reviews of this yet! It's a wonderful book for kids. Ida B is a determined and creative young woman who struggles when dealing with some pretty hard life lessons, but ultimately wins through. It's a story of the power of forgiveness and love without being in any way preachy. katherine Hannigan has a deft touch and weaves this story with great magic and charm, and a great affection for nature. I hope she keeps writing! (It's… Read more
Days with My Father by Phillip Toledano
Days with My Father by Phillip Toledano
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I came across this from Phillip Toledano's website some time ago now, and I feel blessed and grateful to have been shown Phillip's extraordinary photographs and insights into his Father's life. You get such a sense of love from this. It gives remarkable depth of insight into the difficult experience of memory loss, and it does so with warmth, and deep respect.

For anyone who knows a relative or perhaps a friend dealing with issues surrounding memory loss, dementia, or alzheimers, this may offer some comfort, but this book is written for everyone -- anyone who appreciates going beyond the surface of life will appreciate this. It's beautiful and sad, it's honest, and it's also just… Read more