Beasts of Burden by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson
Imagine the animal troupe from Disney’s Homeward Bound solving supernatural mysteries in the dark and edgy world of Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. Enter Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites. With interspecies friendships, calls to adventure, and unflagging optimism, Beasts of Burden illustrates in bewitching watercolor and prose how our four-legged friends may know more about what it means to be human, to be humane, than we do.
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
I love a good family drama and The Dutch House hits all the right notes for me.
You take two clever siblings, not unlike Salinger’s Franny and Zooey, a family fortune, a supposedly evil stepmother out to take it, and the untimely death of the family’s patriarch – the result is something brilliant.
I’m only a third of the way through, but already I’m charmed to death with the Conroy siblings, Danny and Maeve, so absolutely taken with the past that haunts them and entirely invested in the drama that sees them lose their birthright, thrusting them into a poverty they’ve never known.
Ann Patchett tells the kind of story you’ll want to curl up with on a chilly autumn/winter day (get the pumpkin spice latté, ready, okay?)
Notes to Self by Emilie Pine
Emilie Pine truly shows her bravery and intellect in this collection of personal essays. It was refreshing to read about very vulnerable, relatable aspects of life in such a bold and honest manner.
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