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Book Review: Beauty in the Broken Places

This week I read Beauty in the Broken Places by Allison Pataki. It is the story of how Pataki’s husband Dave suffers a stroke in mid-air as they are flying to Hawaii during their “babymoon” when she was five months pregnant. Not that anyone ever expects a stroke, but he is only 30 and healthy,…

Book Review: Logical Family

Logical Family by Armistead Maupin is about finding your logical family, the place where you belong, which is not necessarily with who or where you were born. As Maupin puts it in the book: “Sooner or later … we must join the diaspora, venturing beyond our biological family to find our logical one, the one…

Review “Good Things Happen Slowly”

Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life in and Out of Jazz by Fred Hersch My rating: 3 of 5 stars I know nothing about jazz, but wanted to read this book because of Hersch’s medical story. I ended up learning more about jazz and liking that part of the book. I also enjoyed his perspective…