Summer Reading Club Review: Skywriting

From Elaine Pasquali

Title: Skywriting

Author: Jane Pauley

Ms. Pauley takes us along as she examines her life, warts and all. A charmed career wasn’t always accompanied by a charmed personal life. Her episode of bipolar disorder led her to take stock of her life: dreams, goals, accomplishments, weaknesses, and strengths. An extremely interesting and well written book that exudes warmth and a sense of humor. You feel like she’s chatting with you over a cup of coffee.

Summer Reading Club Review: Chicken Soup for the Soul

From Elaine Pasquali

Title: Chicken Soup for the Soul

Author: Jack Canfield

Survivors recount personal experiences of signs and communications from deceased loved ones. Anyone who has received such messages will relate on a personal level. At once, both thought provoking and reassuring. Encourages exploration of one’s own beliefs about life after life

Summer Reading Club Review: Ascent into Hell

From Elaine Pasquali

Title: Ascent into Hell

Author: Andrew Greeley

This prolific sociologist, author and Jesuit priest departs from his usual novel and mystery formats.   Ascent into Hell is the story of a priest and nun who leave their religious vocations and marry each other. The transformation in each of them is dramatic; they each devolve into the depths of despair and loneliness. In a personal afterward, Greeley explains the symbolic religious nature of this novel. In his own words, “There is not a character or incident in my story, I think, without a scriptural counterpart…” Intense and riveting reading.

Summer Reading Club Review: Being in Balance

From Laura Caran

Title: Being in Balance

Author: Dr. Wayne Dyer

Dr. Dyer states that there is a universal spiritual law of attraction that says “whatever you believe or tell yourself your beliefs are, they will be so.”   If you think scarcity, that is what you will attract. If you think abundant love and joy, that is what you will get. He offers ways to get yourself “in balance” by changing your thinking. He says it applies to,every area of your life. He says we have the power within ourselves to restore balance by recognizing where we are not in balance and changing our thoughts.

Summer Reading Club Review: Gray Mountain

From Elizabeth Castellano

Title: Gray Mountain

Author: John Grisham

Samantha Kofer is a young, up in coming lawyer who is furloughed from her high paying nyc job. While waiting for a new job she reluctantly takes an internship as legal aid in brady, virginia. In the heart of Applachia, she learns coal mine companies play by their own rules and coal miners who are sick have no one to help them except from free legal aid.Before long, Samantha is in the middle of a high stakes law suit against a powerful and ruthless coal mine company

Summer Reading Club Review: Every Fifteen Minutes

From Dana Cohen

Title: Every Fifteen Minutes

Author: Lisa Scottoline

An engaging thriller which captures your attention from the first few pages and keeps the reader’s interest with numerous plot twists and turns! Psychiatrist Eric Parrish has been targeted by a psychopath, and must also navigate his marital separation, work troubles, and concerns over one of his young patients. A fast-paced, light and engaging read; perfect for the beach or summer evenings.