The Outskirts of Hope – Review

"During the height of the civil rights movement, my family moved to a small, all-black town in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, where my father opened a clinic and mother Aura Kruger, taught English at the local high school." This book is a memoir, written by the youngest daughter Jo, but mainly told through [...]

Finding My Badass Self – Review

"As adults, most of us have forgotten how to be silly. The first rule of going outside our comfort zone is learning to laugh at ourselves." Finding My Badass Self: A Year of Truths and Dares is a novel in which one woman, Sherry Stanfa-Stanley, undertakes a year of pushing her limits in order to [...]

Slipsliding by the Bay – Review

"We can't stay locked in the past. That's one of the temptations of the ivory tower, to fall into the trap of complacency." Slipsliding by the Bay was a fun, quirky read. The book follows the trials and tribulations of a struggling Lakeside University in the 1970's. Lakeside has been struggling for a few years, [...]