Contreras's memoir is one woman's reckoning with her family's turbulent past and how it intersects with her country's colonial legacy. Ingrid is almost a clone of her mother. As it … Continue reading The Man Who Could Move Clouds by Ingrid Contreras Rojas
Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change by John Elder Robinson. Robinson undergoes experimental research--allowing his brain to be zapped with electricity--to see if electric stimulation (transcranial magnetic stimulation or … Continue reading Book Review: Switched On by John Elder Robinson
Robinson who has written other books about autism has a difficult start in life. He grew up feeling different and not knowing why or how to label it. He was frequently … Continue reading Book Review: Look Me In the Eye by John Elder Robison
Brina, Elizabeth Miki. Speak, Okinawa: a Memoir. Brina struggles to understand her parents and her unique heritage. Brina is a Japanese-American writer who currently lives and teaches in New Orleans. … Continue reading May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month.
Though she is an expert who has trained many raptors, MacDonald feels compelled to train a goshawk after her father's death. Known to be the most difficult of all to train, the goshawk is … Continue reading Book Review: H is For Hawk by Helen MacDonald