2 adult novels, 2 memoirs, 2 YA picks: here’s everything you need to bring to the beach this summer. (Towel and picnic not included.)
A new documentary follows the last year of Merton’s life, including conflicts with his abbot, his meetings with the Dalai Lama, and his untimely death at age 53.
Movies aren’t just entertainment; they’re memories of life and love. When I see a movie a second time I am always thinking about where I was and who I was with the first time. And Mom and I aren’t making those memories anymore.
When I was a kid, everyone was “free range” — our parents said good-bye to us in the morning and hello again at dinner. Today they would be arrested for it.
Last night’s Golden Globes win for the TV series “Transparent” is helping to raise awareness of transgender identity, but it’s an uphill battle for social acceptance.
The eligible widower, the plucky heroine, the superiority of life in a small town: Marilynne Robinson’s novel “Lila” has all the usual tropes, but she manages to make all things new.
Of course we have to pile into the car on a national holiday in order to shop because if we don’t buy that flat screen today, right now, the terrorists will win.
Women’s words account for just over 1% of the Bible, but author Lindsay Hardin Freeman is determined to tell their stories. “These woman are real, dynamic, challenging, and fallible,” she says. “God’s love for them, and us, is as strong as the world’s foundations.”
These episodes don’t happen very often anymore, more than a year and a half after losing Mom. But the grief is always there, gently submerged, biding its time.