Crossing the Line

I found this book while browsing my library’s list of available audiobooks. I was immediately intrigued by the story of an inner-city polo club. Polo is a very expensive sport to play because it requires multiple highly trained horses per […]

Refocusing My Family

When I saw the title of this book I laughed and immediately reserved it from the library.   If you grew up in the evangelical church like I did you couldn’t avoid Focus on the Family.  They had programs on Christian […]

Becoming Superman

I’ve seen a lot of J. Michael Straczynski’s work.  I watched He-Man and She-Ra in the 1980s.  I’m a huge fan of Sense8.  But I didn’t know who he was until I read this book.  Becoming Superman refers to many […]

The Good Neighbor

This is the most perfect combination of narrator and subject.  What could possibly be more soothing than listening to LeVar Burton reading about Fred Rogers?  It was so perfect that I listened to this at 1x speed and did not […]

Victoria and Abdul

The central mystery in this story is Who Was Abdul Karim?  Was he a selfless aide and friend to Queen Victoria or was he an enterprising, self-promoting, dangerous con man like the people around her believed?  I think the answer […]

Colour Bar

I had never heard of Seretse and Ruth Khama until I saw an advertisement for the movie adaptation of Colour Bar.  It was only playing for one night here and I wasn’t able to go.  The story sounded interesting so […]

Epic Measures

Christopher Murray is originally from New Zealand but he grew up around the world.  His parents ran a clinic in west Africa for a year.  The clinic was so understaffed when they got there that Chris and his older siblings […]

The Magnolia Story

  Chip and Joanna Gaines first met when he stopped by her father’s tire store.  Then he was 45 minutes late for their first date with no explanation.  He didn’t have a plan for what to do either.  This should […]

Hidden Figures

“Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space program—and whose contributions have been unheralded, until now. Before […]

Black Man in a White Coat

When Damon Tweedy begins medical school,he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working-class background will become largely irrelevant. Instead, he finds that he has joined a new world where race is front and center. Black Man in a White […]

Code Name Papa

  John Murray joined the Marines during the Vietnam War after working as a police officer in Florida.  He becomes friends with two men named Jake and Bill.  Over time he finds that Jake’s father is a powerful man who […]

The Year of Running Dangerously

Tom Foreman had been a good cross country runner in high school.  He’d been good enough that he could win without training or taking it seriously.  Over the years he had done some running but not seriously.  So when his […]

SeaSoned

  Victoria Allman and her husband have just gotten their big break.  He is going to be the captain of a yacht after years of working on crews.  To do this though they have to lower their standards.  They aren’t […]

Banished – A Westboro Memoir

Lauren Drain’s atheist father set out to make a documentary about the Westboro Baptist Church and its habit of picketing any event that will give them attention.  Over the course of the next few years he was drawn into the […]