Jenny loves to share what she’s reading! Below, find reviews of her favorite reads.
Weingarten is a long-form story writer for the Washington Post. I fell in love with his writing in this collection of his best work. I was enthralled by the final chapter where Weingarten enlists the help of Joshua Bell, one of the finest violinists in the world, to pose as a street musician in a busy subway station in D.C. Weingarten wonders if people can recognize genius out of context and if people will make time for beauty. Loved this book! … [Read more...] about The Fiddler in the Subway
A Washington Post reporter and his wife spend hours each day traveling to and from their jobs in D.C. With young twins, they feel the pangs of lost time with their children because of their commutes. When Christopher does a story on the worst and best counties to live in America, he unknowingly sets in motion a new twist to his family's story. After publishing the worst place to live, that community invites him to come and visit. Christopher is charmed, and when he returns home, he … [Read more...] about If You Lived Here You’d Be Home By Now
I'm reading this now! Here's what the inside jacket says: "In an American suburb in the early 1980s, students at a highly competitive performing arts high school struggle and thrive in a rarefied bubble, ambitiously pursuing music, movement, Shakespeare, and, particularly, their acting classes. When, within, this striving 'Brotherhood of the Arts,' two freshmen, David and Sarah, fall headlong into love, their passion does not go unnoticed--or untoyed with--by anyone, especially not by their … [Read more...] about Trust Exercise
An eighty-two year old retired professor and widower, Noah, finds himself having to take care of his estranged nephew's eleven-year-old son, Michael, whose father has died and whose mother is in prison. Neither wants to live with each other, but due to circumstances, Noah is the only remaining option. Their adventure begins when Noah takes Michael to Nice, as Noah attempts to understand some puzzling photograph's that he's discovered from his mother's wartime years during the Nazi occupation … [Read more...] about Akin