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Drawing Home by Jamie Brenner Book Review

Reasons For Reading This Book: If you have followed my blog or book reviews for a while then you will know that my best friend and I are always recommending or not recommend books to one another. We have both read The Husband Hour by Jamie Brenner and liked it so she decided to read another one of the author’s books, Drawing Home by Jamie Brenner. My best friend told me that she did not expect the ending but very much enjoyed the book and recommended it. In between book club books I picked up a copy from the library and got to reading it. My best friend said nothing else about the book and I did not read the summary before starting it. I just jumped right in! Content of This Book: The  unexpected  death of famous artist Henry Wyatt in the small beach town of Sag Harbor brought together a group of people. Emma Mapson is a single mother raising a teen who loves her job at the American Hotel. Emma was born and raised in Sag Harbor and has never dreamed of leaving. Her teenage daughter,

True Biz by Sara Novic Book Review

Reasons For Reading This Book: True Biz by Sara  Novic   was chosen by Diana as the July book of the month for The Readheads podcast book club. I did not read the jacket of the book before beginning it so I only knew what she said in the episode prior to reading it.  Content of This Book: February is the hearing headmistress of the school and tells her story as a the daughter of deaf parents. During this school year she is faced with a number of challenges from the district’s administration, new students, and legacy students along with her personal relationship with her mother and wife. February comes from a family of generational deafness and is the talk of the school as a legacy student. With his first sibling on the way, Austin is awaiting the news of whether or not they too will be deaf. Charlie is the daughter of divorced parents who have differing views on their daughter’s deafness. After failing school after school, Charlie's last hope is River Valley School for the Deaf. I

American Dreamer: My Life in Fashion and Business By Tommy Hilfiger and Peter Knobler Book Review

Reasons For Reading This Book: I have been a fan of Tommy Hilfiger fashion for many years and have always been interested in the campaigns and fashion shows that they produce. While browsing the shelves at the library I came  across   American Dreamer: My Life in Fashion and Business By Tommy Hilfiger and Peter Knobler  and put it on my to read list for my next read. I knew very little about Tommy Hilfiger other than the fashion I see so I was interested in learning about his life personally, with fashion, and with business. At the time I was reading a lot of memoirs and thought why not read another one about someone I do not know much about. Content of This Book: Tommy Hilfiger was born and raised in Elmira, New York alongside this 8 brothers and sisters. The relationship or lack there of between him and his father lead him to dream of a life of fame and fortune. His love of fashion and motivation to have the American dream drove him into the world of retail and eventually into design