Tuesday, January 20, 2015

We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly a True Story by Josh Sundquist

Haven't cracked open this book yet, but the title alone makes it inviting...

A bright, poignant, and deeply funny autobiographical account of coming of age as an amputee cancer survivor, from Josh Sundquist: Paralympic ski racer, YouTube star, and motivational speaker.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A Moment Comes by Jennifer Bradbury

As the partition of India nears in 1947 bringing violence even to Jalandhar, Tariq, a Muslim, finds himself caught between his forbidden interest in Anupreet, a Sikh girl, and Margaret, a British girl whose affection for him might help with his dream of studying at Oxford.

If you like this era of Indian history, you should watch the Earth by Deepa Mehta. The story is set in Lahore in the time period directly before and during the partition of Indian in 1947.