My Name is Lucy Barton,** Elizabeth Strout. 2016. OneClickdigital. 4 Discs. A beautifully written in-depth look at a brief reconciliation of an estranged mother and daughter. A powerful narrative.
The Wild Robot, ** by Peter Brown. 2016. OneClickdigital. This was a wonderful kids book, grades 3-5, but also entertaining for adults. A lone robot (Roz – a girl robot) survives a crash on a wild island and learns survival skills from the animals. After a tragic fall killing a family of geese, she adopts the remaining gosling and learns even more. The harsh realities of survival are intricately woven into the story.
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours,** by Helen Oyeyemi. 2016. OneClickdigital. This is a selection of short stories with a ‘key’ theme woven throughout each piece. This was the first book I have read of Oyeyemi, but I will read definitely read more. The writing is beautiful, with elusive characters, and the listener must pay attention as the author also weaves in and out of reality.
Happy Gut: The Cleansing Program to Help you Lose Weight, Gain Energy and Eliminate Pain,** by Dr. Vincent Pedre. 2016. OneClickdigital. 5 Discs. Everything you need to know to heal your gut, plus some. There is also an interesting conversation on the brain-gut connection. The author has a line of products and indexes that you miss out on with the audio version, but the book is very informative.
Dear Mr. You,** by Mary-Louise Parker. 2015. OneClickdigital. 5 Discs. Parker’s book is a series of beautiful letters written to men in her life, from childhood through the present. Each letter is a glimpse into the complexity of life and memory suffused with gratitude.