Liz reviews THE FAMILY FANG by Kevin Wilson, reading here 5/22.

August 2012

"For those of you who are wary of a graphic novel, let me put you at ease: Alison Bechdel’s tragicomic is for the truest of literary lovers, as she explains her relationship with her father through their mutual love of books and the art of storytelling. This book is first and foremost a daughter’s retelling of history, with Bechdel’s illustrations as complement and guide." - Lauren Araujo

Book Recommended by someone with great taste: The Sweetness of Forgetting by Kristin Harmel. This is a fictional story about a 30-something divorced mother who is about to lose everything. It is a moving and captivating story of love, tough choices and generational consequences for touch family decisions. Touches on issues with Alzheimer's, religious conflict and the Holocaust. Five Thumbs up!

"Is it a blessing or a curse to live forever? Winnie Foster must decide when faced with the choice. She also must choose whether to keep the Tuck family's secret or make it known to the world, an act which would bring about a change that the world is not ready to experience. The New York Times called it 'a fearsome and beautifully written book that can't be put down or forgotten.' Read decades ago, it has stayed with me in ways that few books have." - Mary Grey James

"I love this Texas family saga which is really a metaphor for the taming and settling of the whole United States." - Kathy Schultenover

Gotta love Kingsolver and Family

Everything I Never Told You

The Shoemaker's Wife, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006ICVOUO/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_AOQUub0YW8DNY

'The Lovely Bones' by Alice Sebold | Susie isn't ready to release her hold on life just yet, and she intensely watches her family and friends as they struggle to cope with a reality in which she is no longer a part. #books #reading

From award-winning novelist Wendy Webb comes a spine-tingling mystery about family secrets set in a big, old haunted house on Lake Superior. EXCELLENT Mystery!! Read 7/15

A poignant and stirring debut about family, grief and guilt.

The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver

Stop whatever you are doing and read this today! 5 Stars. Captivating, compelling, insightful and secrets a mile a minute. I love this book!

This Is Where I Leave You

After I'm Gone: A Novel: Laura Lippman:

one of the best ever!!

Probably my absolute favorite nonfiction of 2013. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

Henry McAllen and his city-bred wife, Laura, moves to the Mississippi Delta for a cotton farm life. Facing difficulties both social and environmental, can this small family persevere despite things occurring beyond their control?

Dream When You're Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg

Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx