Under the Overpass – Book Review

Under the Overpass – Book Review

By: Michael Yankosky This short novel takes a deep dive into America's homeless communities.  The author, Michael Yankosky, accounts his time living among the homeless in America, accompanied by his friend Sam. They decide to embark on this journey to learn more about how they can help the homeless.   To better understand people in need, [...]

A Promised Land – Book Review

A Promised Land – Book Review

By: Barack Obama A Promised Land is part 1 of Barack Obama’s autobiography. I chose to read his book to learn more about him and how he worked to become the president of the United States. “The truth is, I’ve never been a big believer in destiny. I worry that it encourages resignation in the [...]

The Beekeeper of Aleppo – Book Review

The Beekeeper of Aleppo – Book Review

By: Christy Lefteri “Where there are bees there are flowers, and wherever there are flowers there is new life and hope.” My synopsis of the book: The Beekeeper of Aleppo is centred around a Syrian family affected by the civil war that is spreading around them.  The first few chapters show the reader how ordinary [...]

Hidden Valley Road – Book Review

Hidden Valley Road – Book Review

By: Robert Kolker “...for almost as long, Donald has consistently and unwaveringly maintained that he is, in fact, the offspring of an octopus.” Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker is a true story of a post-world war II family, the Galvin's, living in Colorado, USA. Through the Galvin family, [...]