Laura Kay recently graduated from the University of Utah with an MFA in ballet, is currently reading Ta-Nehisi Coates in her Bremerton book group and sings to her pet orchid. Go figure. Otherwise, you can find her frolicking in the mountains, or teaching dance at the Bainbridge Dance Center when she’s not trying to figure out why our poetry section is adjacent to our collection of the Farmers’ Almanac and SAT college prep books.
This 2018 National Book Award Longlist title offers a character study of an indigenous community where the lives of all the figures converge at a Pow Wow outside of Oakland, California. A chilling debut novel that shares the “realities of our [indigenous peoples] histories and current state as a people.” I was riveted to the pages by the emotions locked within the dialogue, and left with many questions about moving forward in our nation.
Gottlieb's honesty abates any reservations you might have about reading a “self-help” book, so you should definitely take the time to read this one! The therapy sessions discussed here remind us that we are not alone. You can find me picking this book up to read again soon.
The 100 Year Miracle follows a brilliant premise while building characters strongly, vividly. This Pacific Northwest fairytale captivates you with the raw essence of humanity's struggles. Sucking you into a wild science exploration in Puget Sound, Ashley Ream guides your heart and tricks your mind delightfully.