I was engaging in a tradition perhaps hundreds of thousands of years old—transmitting moral and cultural wisdom to the next generation through spontaneous storytelling.
This month’s Essential Reading theme is food, and our staff have diverse recommendations. The first talks about our complicated relationship with eating, hunger and our emotions. The second continues that theme, but from a fictional point of view in a Parisian setting. The third is a collection of five books on food and family life.
Our kids always had far too many books—I am not at all ashamed to admit it. That’s why it seems so strange that I only brought ten of the children’s books with us when we moved out.
In this month’s Essential Reading on desiting motherhood, our staff recommend a how-to guide, a philosphical look at mothering, and a classic novel of a conflicted mother.
September 26, 2017
For each issue of Literary Mama, Literary Reflections shares a writing prompt, inviting our readers to respond. Our editors provide feedback on the responses we receive, and we post our favorites on the blog.
Book clubs are a great way to discover authors and novels that you may never otherwise have come across. In this months Essential Reading, our staff recount some of their favorite book club reads and experiences.
I have no doubt that the book is the thing that cured me, that pushed me out of depression. It wasn’t sleeping again or the antidepressants; it was a collection of short stories.
A part of me was pleased to have my manifesto endorsed by a psychiatrist.
I’m using the opportunity of this Father’s Day to thank all the dads who take the time to nurture a love of books and reading in their children, whether it’s by taking them to the library or bookshop, reading to them, or setting a great example.
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