“The machine doesn’t have Coke, it has Pepsi. A feeling of defeat chokes me. Will nothing ever go right for me again?”
Think about it: Doris Lessing wrote the horrifying story “Room 19,” but not once did the narrator tell her children she didn’t want them. Instead, she quietly committed suicide, but we get what’s going on.
Rarely do fat female role models appear in the United States (um, or elsewhere), so I put a hold on a copy at the library.
Not all fat people feel bad inside, I must remember.
…a tour de force of futurism with just enough familiarity to be chillingly compelling.
Title: Noah’s Wife Written by: Lindsay Starck Published: by Putnam; on sale January 26, 2016 Pre-Order: here Read Samples: You can read the prologue and chapters 1 and 2 on Lindsay’s… Read more “Noah’s Wife”
Title: This One Summer Writer: Mariko Tamaki Illustrator: Jillian Tamaki Published: by First Second in 2014 This One Summer is the story of fifteen-year-old Rose heading to Awago Beach for… Read more “This One Summer”
Because Prince wisely makes use of a drawing style and narrative that people will see themselves in, Tomboy is a powerful memoir that will have you turning pages just to see if it gets better–for her, and perhaps even for you.
Roz Chast’s graphic novel Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury, 2014) examines the dying process (my choice of words, not the author’s) of Chast’s extremely old parents, George… Read more “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?”
Blow Me Down (Signet Eclipse, 2005) by Katie MacAlister is a romance novel I picked up to read with my friend. We were searching for something sexy… Read more “Blow Me Down”