The Lake Effect by Erin McCahan
We All Fall Down by Natalie D. Richards
Joey Brown by Donna Koppelman
"The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life."
"The process of facing and selecting our possessions can be quite painful. It forces us to confront our imperfections and inadequacies and the foolish choices we made in the past."
Realized I've been reading books by writer friends that are not yet published and want to keep up with these:
1. Middle grade manuscript by Donna Koppelman
2. novel in verse with two POVs by Colleen Clayton
3. West (sequel to East) by Edith Pattou
4. One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards
5. Never Again by Romily Bernard
"The thing about old friends is not that they love you but that they know you."
"There comes a moment when we give our children custody of their own selves or blight their lives forever, when we understand that being a parent is not transactional, that we do not get what we give. It is the ultimate pay-it-forward endeavor: we are good parents not so they will be loving enough to stay with us but so they will be strong enough to leave us."
A page turner mystery thriller bisexual romance -- unexpected, beautifully written, and structurally brilliant with multiple timelines somehow juggled up and pieced back together.
Two Boys Kissing
Boxers and Saints
Ocean at the End of the Lane
Sex & Violence
Perfectly Good White Boy
Will Grayson, Will Grayson (audio)
Where'd You Go, Bernadette?
We Were Liars
Love and Other Foreign Words
The Sociopath Next Door
Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia
The Walls Around Us
Brown Girl Dreaming