Life Losses & Gains | Memoir

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Themes of loss and unconventional families prevail in this month’s memoir selections

Turning Pages, Catching Tears, Learning Languages | What We’re Reading

The People in the Trees

WWR writers discuss gratitude, death, page-turners, princesses, true grit, eternal story lines, oddball narratives, and more this week.

Gratitude by Oliver Sacks | LJ Review

Gratitude

Sacks, Oliver. Gratitude. Knopf. Nov. 2015. 64p. ISBN 9780451492937. $17; ebk. ISBN 9780451492968. MED Sacks’s (Awakenings; The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat) powerful look back at his remarkable life was published posthumously. The book chronicles the famous author’s thoughts, wishes, regrets, and, above all, feelings of love, happiness, and gratitude even as […]

Books on the Brain: LJ Reviews Oliver Sacks

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Doctor, scientist, and writer Oliver Sacks, who died on August 30, is perhaps best known for his 1985 The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. He was a prolific author, though, over the years penning many explorations of neurological dysfunction and, sometimes, super-function. Below are some reviews of his titles that appeared in LJ over the years.

Doubling Up, Doubling Down | What We’re Reading

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A double dose of What We’re Reading from the LJ/School Library Journal and Junior Library Guild staff!