Michael Greenwood writes, “Authenticity. Just finished reading The Tender Bar. A rich, first person account of a boy growing up without a dad. The writer used a heavy brush, imbued with a bias for unconditional love and forgiveness, to create characters that walked with Dickensian verisimilitude. I'm reminded about how a book becomes a companion that I look forward to visiting with each day. Then, there's that feeling, often derived from a compelling book, that's similar to when you're with a special someone that ‘sees you’ and you ‘see them.’ I will miss this one.”
Nicole Sterbinsky highlights "I Am China by Xiaolu Guo. I'm reading it right now and I'm enjoying it."