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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures

by Anne Fadiman (Preface by)

When three-month-old Lia Lee arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were ... Read More

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

by Susan Cain

"Quiet" is the "Sunday Times" and "New York Times" bestseller by Susan Cain that champions the introvert and explains why this personality type is so important in society. Our lives are driven by a ... Read More

Ghosts

Ghosts

by Raina Telgemeier

Catrina and her family have moved to the coast of Northern California for the sake of her little sister, Maya, who has cystic fibrosis--and Cat is even less happy about the move when she is told that ... Read More

Brooklyn

Brooklyn (2015)

directed by John Crowley
featuring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent

When meek Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) emigrates from Ireland to New York City, her heart is soon torn between a magnetic Italian neighbor (Emory Cohen) and a charming lad (Domhnall Gleeson) back home ... Read More

Looking for Richard

Looking for Richard (1996)

directed by Al Pacino
featuring Al Pacino, Harris Yulin, Penelope Allen, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey

A workshop of William Shakespeare's Richard III inspires actor-director Al Pacino's breezy documentary, which aims to make the playwright accessible to contemporary American audiences. Though a ... Read More

'Fabulous Fall Photography: Leaf Peeping Tips & Destinations'

Autumn, the most magical of times for outdoor photography. Location, they say, is everything…yet sometimes you can capture the most perfect image just outside your front door when the light hits just right. And it’s not just foliage that makes fall photography so special. Use water as a source of[…] Read More

'Let’s Get Lost: Exploring the World'

In my early twenties, during arid summers and dry, Southern California winters, I would drive the back country roads of my county with the windows rolled down and the music turned up (Think shoe gaze pop masters Ride, and queue the classic “Let’s Get Lost” if you can find a[…] Read More

'Along the Road'

Summertime and road trips go hand in hand… an ongoing love affair with the car and the open road. Long lazy days behind the wheel, an open agenda and a detour on the backroads. Or maybe a fixed destination, traveling the interstate, Point A to Point B. A trip down[…] Read More