My June Reading List…On July 1, 2022 by Pam
Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive
by Marc Brackett
“We have a crisis on our hands and its victims are our children.”
Marc Brackett is an emotional scientist (not an emotional judge) and he has developed a remarkable effective plan to improve the lives of children and adults – a blueprint for understanding our emotions.
by Alan Brennert
The story of a young immigrant bride in a ramshackle town that becomes a great modern city.
Cutting for Stone
by Abraham Verghese
A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel of twin boys born to a nun in Africa, with a British surgeon for a father, an enthralling family saga of Africa and America , doctors and patients, exile and home.
The Family Holiday
by Shalina Boland
Two families swap houses for a vacation to die for. A beautiful Italian Villa is not all that it seems – this is a great “beach” read.
The Scent Keeper
by Erica Bauermeister
From a remote island to the big city, we see the impact of understanding and cruelty and love in the midst of discovery and resilience.
The Birth House
by Ami McKay
The strength of women, the importance of the past and what it means to the future, a young woman in a family of men in rural Nova Scotia who stands her grounds and does for women what men can never do
Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions and Hurtful Acts
by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson
Why do we dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others and not in ourselves? Go on a journey of self reflection and understanding.
This Is How It Was
by Laurie Frankel
This is the story of Claude who wants to be a girl.
The Hunting Party
by Lucy Foley
All of them are friends and one of them is a killer.
Circling the Sun
A story of a woman’s survival, determination and brilliance in the face of abandonment and many trials – from Britain to Kenya and back again, through relationships and careers, in a time when women were never accepted for their strength and had to fight for everything (sound familiar??).