Six Dots: The Story of Louis Braille, the blind boy that wanted to read

Jen Bryant, Six Dots. A Story of Louis Braille. Illustrations by Boris Kulikov Published 2016 by Alfred A. Knopf, 40p   Award-winning writer Jen Bryant considers Louis Braille one of the most inspiring personalities of all times.  She wrote a graphic novel on the French inventor in 1993 but she wanted now, with this version… Continue reading Six Dots: The Story of Louis Braille, the blind boy that wanted to read

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion: an intense and honest discourse on love, family and loss

Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking Published 2005 by Alfred A. Knopf, 228p   Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends. The question of self-pity. Joan Didion writes on the first page of her book, an honest and vibrant autobiography written… Continue reading The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion: an intense and honest discourse on love, family and loss

Sharon Olds tells the story of her divorce in an intimate collection of poems that explore confusion, melancholy, love, sex and freedom

Sharon Olds, Stag’s Leap Published 2012 by Alfred A. Knopf, 112p   Everyone dies. Sometimes a beloved dies, and sometimes love. It took her fifteen years to reflect on her divorce and then find the strength to write about it. Sharon Olds, one of the most appreciated contemporary American poets, had been married for more… Continue reading Sharon Olds tells the story of her divorce in an intimate collection of poems that explore confusion, melancholy, love, sex and freedom