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Review: L’Appart

L’Appart By David Lebovitz Paris is such a beautiful city that fascinates so many Americans. We romanticize it and fantasize about living there. David Lebovitz is one American who has done so and been kind enough to share his experiences over the years. His accounts, with a sprinkle of  ...

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Review: Our Native Bees

Our Native Bees By Paige Embry   A nonfiction account of North American native bee species that reads like a series of great long-form journalism pieces from National Geographic, this book covers interesting stories about bees and their biology and their place in our ecosystems. As a  ...

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Review: The Yes Brain

The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child By Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson “…[B]ehavior is communication. And problematic behavior is actually a message, where our kids are saying, ‘I need help building skills in this certain  ...

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Review: Manhattan Beach

After Anna Kerrigan’s gangster father disappears, she comes of age during WWII and begins a career as a diver working on warships but her father’s seedy legacy lingers on in her life. Jennifer Egan’s Visit From the Goon Squad was a masterpiece in entangled stories. Manhattan  ...

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