Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro My rating: 4 of 5 stars While this is definitely a good book and worth reading, I can never tell with these highly personal memoirs if the writer is

Monkeys by Susan Minot My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’ve been a huge fan of Minot, but this one didn’t touch me so deeply. It doesn’t have the sophistication of her later works, although the core of her style

Stenotic Cycling

The theme of this experience with stenosis is definitely a fragility-of-life/transience-of-experience thing. While I’ve derived much of my purpose in these early years of my retirement from physical competence, I can’t deny the slow decline of these capacities. In the

The Crack Between the Worlds: A Dancer’s Memoir of Loss and Faith by Maggie Kast My rating: 3 of 5 stars Intrigued by the title, I came to this book through the combination of my own bereaved parenthood, spiritual engagement,