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Above All Things by Tanis Rideout

SPECIAL CAUTION: If you have not started this book or even, if like myself, you read things about Mount Everest years ago when you were a youngster, do NOT, I repeat loudly, DO NOT, read anything about the mountain or the people who climbed it, until AFTER you finish this book. I say this ONLY […]

The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor by Sally Armstrong

A remarkable and compelling tribute to a great-great-great grandmother by her granddaughter who has combined her skills as a documentary filmmaker, teacher, activist and contributing editor/journalist to imagine her great-great-great grandmother’s life journey and to share it. The preface, written in 2004, opens with this sentence:

“Like an unfinished symphony, her story played on my […]