‘My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward’ Offers Insight Into the Pain of Mental Illness [REVIEW]

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When a man finds out that his wife is mentally ill, will he have the strength to stick by her? Find out in Mark Lukach’s powerful memoir, My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward. (Photo by Lawrence Murray, Flickr)

Nearly all of us are taught the classic stories where boy meets girl. But not every couple gets a “happy ever after.” Sometimes, even the most dazzling romances can get dark and twisty, especially when mental illness rears its ugly head. In his memoir My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward, Mark Lukach recounts the frightening tale of how his beautiful bride became someone he didn’t recognize, and what it took to keep his young family together.  Read more of this post

‘Among the Lesser Gods’ Reminds Us to Listen to Our Elders [REVIEW]

Leadville, Colorado

Sometimes bad decisions take us to unexpected places. (Photo by Gene, Flickr)

Faced with a startling change in circumstances and a questionable future, a young woman takes a chance and accepts an unexpected opportunity that sends her to the Colorado mountains in Margo Catts’ debut novel, Among the Lesser Gods.  Read more of this post

Fear Has An Agenda In Lisa Jackson’s ‘Expecting to Die’ [REVIEW]

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In Lisa Jackson’s Expecting to Die, someone is watching teens in the moonlit woods. (Photo by Ryan and Sarah Deeds, Flickr)

In Grizzly Falls, urban legends aren’t just stories told around the campfire to keep children awake at night. Deep in the woods, under the shroud of night, a sinister figure is watching… waiting… ready to kill. In Lisa Jackson’s newest Selena Alvarez/Regan Pescoli novel, Expecting to Die, fear has an agenda and it starts with Big Foot. Read more of this post

Learn to Pursue All Your Dreams in ‘How To Be Everything’ [REVIEW]

Little fireman

According to Emilie Wapnick, you can be everything you wanted to be when you grew up. (Photo by jdolenga, Flickr)

Remember how everyone used to ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up? As a child I wanted to be a teacher, a nurse, and an astronaut. I didn’t become any of those things, obviously, but perhaps that’s because like so many people, I was taught that I had to settle for one occupation for the rest of my life. In her new book, How to Be Everything, Emilie Wapnick teaches us that we no longer have to choose.  Read more of this post

Remove the Toxins from Your Diet with ‘The Plant Paradox’ [REVIEW]

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Foods you eat every day are trying to kill you. Find out which ones in Steven R. Gundry’s The Plant Paradox.
(Photo by Jonas Tana, Flickr)

We’ve all heard the saying, “you are what you eat.” But in the era of Genetically Modified Organisms, this maxim can produce a lot of anxiety. That’s why world-renowned heart surgeon Steven R. Gundry, MD has written The Plant Paradox. Here he helps us navigate the world of food so we can eat better and live longer.   Read more of this post