The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother’s Memoir by Katrina Kenison     While reading this memoir is like moving through a thicket of intelligent ruminations, it is well worth the slog.  It is inspirational and beautifully written; I just couldn’t read it without stopping along...

What am I reading?  The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls    What a fantastic memoir!  I was impressed with this author’s ability to be so brutally honest about poverty, abuse, neglect, and homelessness without judgement.  At the end, she describes candle flames “dancing along the border between...