Books I Love
Life Lessons From Marina Keegan's Posthumous Book of Essays | Healthy Living - Yahoo Shine
I've read two of her books and I love her style of writing. Southern settings with a touch of magical realism.
I love anything by Rick Bragg, but this is my favorite. It's Southern writing at it's best.
Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey - Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart—he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone—but they glimpse a young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees.
The Snow Child: A Novel
In the late 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas "32" Jones were boyhood pals. Their worlds were as different as night and day: Larry, the child of lower-middle-class white parents, and Silas, the son of a poor, single black mother. Yet for a few months the boys stepped outside of their circumstances and shared a special bond. But then tragedy struck: Larry took a girl on a date to a drive-in movie, and she was never heard from again.
"Now reading a book is great advice...I have literally 1000's of books that I purchased retail so the energy on them would be mine, and I have pretty much read them all. I am reasonably certain that once my own books are published, others will buy them as I have purchased theirs. Mind food....there is nothing else quite like it."
Love the South
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption