This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

I rarely read a book that compels me to recommend it to friends; this is one of those rare books. In the depths of the Depression, four orphans on the run from a cruel boarding school take to the river in search of safety and home. Their encounters along the road are...

Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton

I love the HONY Facebook and Instagram page and fell in love with photographer Brandon Stanton’s no-judgment interview style. This isn’t a book to sit down and read in one sitting, but rather a coffee-table style book to pick up and examine as time permits. Some...

The Ickabog by J.K. Rowling

I heard about this book last year during the initial COVID outbreak. Rowling published the story on her website and asked children to publish various scenes. She then published the book with the winning illustrations and donated all her royalties to help medical and...