Mar 2018: My first ever attempt at a watercolor painting. I am happy with the sky (except it appears that I have a nasty, inverted funnel-like shadow on the photo affecting the colors) but not so happy with the hill/house. I needed to start with a lighter grey so that I could have made the house stand out more. The orginal now belongs to my student and friend, Jessica Sagoo!
My latest audiobook, Across the Border, written by Gary Provost, recounts the story of the murder of Texas college student Mark Kilroy in April, 1989, along with 12 others, in Matamoros, Mexico. The story stole the attention of the world due to its connection to a satanic cult and evidence that the victims had been used as human sacrifices by the cult. If you like true crime stories, you'll definitely enjoy this one!
Hochman met Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Robert Lowell in 1961 to interview him for a magazine. Hochman had recently returned from Paris, where she had lived with her husband. They were now separated. Lowell planned to leave his wife. Hochman remembers it as the day that changed her life. The two fell in love instantly, vowing to stay together forever. In Hochman's first literary work in almost 40 years, she writes in detail about the torrid, violent, and doomed affair that would…
In Something as Big as a Mountain, the author describes her fledgling efforts at mountaineering while trying to understand her motivation for undertaking such a risky and physically demanding journey above the tree line, having just recently completed another different but equally arduous journey. This beautifully written piece speaks to illness, recovery, and the resilience of the human spirit.
So honoured to have been selected to narrate one of the stories in this collection with such a brilliant author and amazing narrators. Audible says Mr. Bellow is "one of the most influential authors of the century." I fell so blessed and grateful.
Wolitizer elicits a visceral feminist response in any woman with a pulse reading THE WIFE. How does the wife of an award-winning novelist figure into his fame? Her place in his life? I listened to the audio version and couldn't wait for my commute!
Master knitter, teacher, and designer Lee Gant shares real-life stories about the power of knitting. As a yarn store employee, a knitting teacher, and volunteer with at-risk youth, Lee has gathered many diverse stories. The stories illustrate how each stitch can comfort and calm, heal and renew. This book includes stories of women, men, and teens who have experienced profound change and enlightenment through knitting and crochet. A touching read, to be released in April.