Reviews and Blog Posts: Family Relationships

Return to the wild the Chris McCandless story.

Reviewer Rating:
3

The famous story from Jon Karaoke's book Into the Wild about an idealistic young man presents a different viewpoint in the film. His sister as well as people who met him during his journey illustrates diverging opinions why Chris McCandless selected his vagabond life.

Love medicine

by Louise Erdrich

Reviewer Rating:
4

This was my first read of Louise Erdrich, and I found the novel really enjoyable to read. There are multiple stories going on that are grounded in the human condition, but magical in the way human relationships can be. I found the added depth of the American Indian perspective and...

Fangirl

by Rainbow Rowell

Reviewer Rating:
4

I first heard about Fangirl​ from Tumblr, online land of the fangirls (and a few fanboys) where we native nerds can flail about our favorite book/movie/show/comic/podcast/romantic pairing (OTP)/friendship (BROTP)/character/fanfiction/fanart/gifset/etc. to our hearts' content away from the eyes of those who just don't understand. Needless to say, this book was written exactly...

The virgin suicides

Reviewer Rating:
4

I knew of Jeffery Euginedes from reading his Pultizer Prize winning novel, Middlesex. But what I didn't know was his first novel, The Virgin Suicides, was optioned for a film and directed by Sophia Coppela. What a collaboration! The story unfolds via flashbacks with voice over narration by one of the boys...

Your Aging Parents and You - What to Do?

Declining health and other age-related disabilities are forcing your self reliant parents to endure heartbreaking lifestyle changes. Whether on the verge of relinquishing their independence and sense of dignity to a dependence on caregivers or adjusting to changes that are already in place, your folks are relying on your support.

Research guide and true story, the very readable A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents - and Ourselves by Jane Gross, New York Times reporter and creator of The New Old Age blog, offers a wealth of web-based resources and anecdotal insights gained from experience and research.

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