A PICK OF                 THE MONTH

Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half

A story of two Black sisters from the south by an LA author
7.11.20

An Illustrated Guide to Chores +Some Parenting Hacks = Summer 2020?

Listen to two parenting experts on parenting hacks to incorporate into your 2020 summer
7.7.20

Lisa Damour Gives Great Advice

A conversation with Lisa Damour reveals a simple format for giving advice
6.7.20

Becoming

One of my coping strategies for the Covid-19 quarantine has been to listen to Michelle Obama read her autobiography Becoming on Audible. I walk with Michelle, I do puzzles to the sound of her measured storytelling, and I bake bread …

5.1.20

Pandemic Thriller: Too Soon?

I don’t know about you but during the quarantine, I’ve not enjoyed reading fiction the way I used to back in ‘normal times’. Anecdotally, my friends feel similarly and someone explained to me that it’s just too hard to project …

4.30.20

Books for Quarantining

Looking for some reading to take you through the COVID-19 quarantine?
3.22.20

The Overstory by Richard Powers

 

Richard Powers’ The Overstory is a big long read, as massive as the redwoods that he chronicles so lovingly. It’s easy to put aside, which I did for about 9 months after it won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for

2.23.20

On Book Clubbing

Who better than the NYTimes for book recommendations, right? As long as I can remember, poring over the Book Review section of the massive Sunday paper was a ritual and now, one of my favorite weekly listens is the paper’s …

1.18.20

Anya Kamenetz: On Education and Parenting in the Digital Age

Anya Kamenetz writes about education for NPR and has her finger on the pulse of how technology is impacting the classroom. As the mother of two young girls, she’s also immersed in the practical, imperfect struggle of raising kids in …

4.10.18