September 14, 2015

Review ‘Margot’ by Jillian Cantor

Although it is likely a far-fetched hypotheses’, Jillian Cantor, created a sensitive, well-meaning, and educated speculative story about Margot’s life in Pennsylvania after her escape from the concentration camp. Like many refugees, upon arrival and until she could be self-supportive, Margot lived with a sponsor family.

August 28, 2015

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins

Personally, I love this book. The suspense is spellbinding, but it is the magnificently synthesized psychological dysfunction of the cast that is oddly addictive. I am not too embarrassed to admit that over the summer I listened to the complete audio version three times. And, for those of you still wondering; it is more thrilling than Gone Girl.

Read the rest of my review of The Girl on the Train on HautLife

Encephalitis and the Illusion of Time on HautLife

More than a year ago, a microscopic virus stored in my mother’s body escaped whatever it was that had kept it encapsulated. Adding to the magnitude of the moment, the doctor explained that the virus’ escape was more unlikely than winning the lottery.