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Original Essays | September 17, 2014

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?

My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »


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The Chronology of Water: A Memoir by Lidia Yuknavitch
The Chronology of Water: A Memoir

bevula, October 16, 2011

Read this book. Everyone on the planet who has ever been hurt or hurt someone else (so... everyone) should read this book. The ugliness in her life and in our world is brought vividly to life in her incredible writing. She pulls no punches, she tells no fairy tales, and knows that healing only comes through forgiveness and love. But she doesn't sound like Mary Poppins, she sounds like Roseanne Barr without the agenda. Foul-mouthed truth-telling that can redeem the world. Read it now.
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Unless (P.S.) by Carol Shields
Unless (P.S.)

bevula, December 24, 2010

This book is fantastic. Shields is such a great writer, and she describes the estrangement from her child and her sadness at the state of the world with such a light touch that it really sneaks up on you. One of my all-time favorite books.
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Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
Eating Animals

bevula, December 23, 2010

Warning: this book may turn you into a vegetarian. Foer takes the hyperbole and touchy-feely out of the question of eating meat and explains why factory farming produces the worst meat in the worst possible way for the planet. And, oh yeah - almost all the meat available in the U.S. is factory-farmed. Now, to find a good vegetarian cookbook...
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Prodigal Summer LP (Large Print) by Barbara Kingsolver
Prodigal Summer LP (Large Print)

bevula, January 1, 2010

This is my favorite book by an incredible author. She seems to ask the same questions of her life that I do, and find ways to answer those questions that we can all use. The book explores the lives of several women who don't fit the mold. These women use science and compassion to make the difficult choices in their lives and remain true to themselves. These are women I want to be friends with. I must have bought a dozen copies of Prodigal Summer and given them to my friends.
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The Gathering Storm: The Wheel of Time #12 by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
The Gathering Storm: The Wheel of Time #12

bevula, December 9, 2009

I have been following this series since the early 90s and this one was incredible. Maybe because it's been 4 years since the last one. Maybe because I know he died and we all wondered if we'd ever find out how it ends. But this book stands out as a great book on its own, as well as a welcome addition to the series - can't wait for the next one!
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