Posts tagged Family
Thirteen sits directly across from me, her eyes boring holes in mine. As they go, she’s not unattractive: tall, long wavy brown hair falling onto her shoulders, conservative navy blue dress, a minimum of jewelry, but real gold and obviously from one of the finer stores in town. You can’t grow up with my mother and not know real gold when you see it.
My guest this week is the lovely Russell J. Sanders whose thought-provoking debut Thirteen Therapists is now available. After falling in love with his book, I just had to invite him on to tell me more about the journey that led him to write it, as well as share some of his favorite authors, and reveal what he himself was like as a teenager.
I’ve long since harbored a weakness for novels surrounding the rich and privileged. There’s just something about the glamour of high society that captures my imagination, like being allowed a glimpse into another world. Of course, what makes these stories all the more intriguing are the secrets and hostilities that lurk beneath the perfect façades, and for the hero in this highly original debut novel by Russell J. Sanders, his seemingly idyllic lifestyle isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Senior Aaron Hardaway has a new bad boy lover and he wants his mother out of his hair—super therapist Thirteen warns eyes wide open, but will Aaron listen?
I decided I didn’t want cereal, so I microwaved a frozen mini-pizza. Dad gave me a look but didn’t say anything about my meal choice. “I talked to my boss yesterday,” he told me when I sat down. “I think I forgot to tell you. My new hours at work are going to be eleven to seven, so I’m really going to need you to help out here for a little while. I’m going to try to find someone to come in to clean and take care of your sister. Until that happens—”
Dolphins in the Mud … a memorable title for a novel that will surely leave a lasting impression. Heart-warming but brutally honest, this is a story about the difficulties life throws at us and how we can overcome them. It tackles a range of issues from autism and mental illness, to divorce and loneliness, giving an unflinching portrayal of family life, which, although far from conventional, anyone who has ever been through a hard time will be able to identify with.
When Chris Talberman’s family moved to Wellfleet, Massachusetts, Chris left behind his boyfriend and friends. Six months later, Chris still feels alone.
I stopped at the curb and grabbed the mail from the box. Bills for Mom. Preemptive child support check from Dad. Hey, my learner’s permit. And my report card.
We’re never too old to make mistakes. It can be a tough lesson, and one which sixteen-year-old Kyle Manning finds particularly painful to deal with. Fast pace and fraught with conflict, this is an authentic coming of age novel about discovering that no one, not even our parents, is perfect, and accepting the people we love for all there faults.