This is, thus far, my favorite book of 2018. I read this in a single sitting, which I have been unable to do since I lost my mind and hand a child. So that should tell you something about how masterful this novel is. A heartbreaking look at how racism and the prison industrial complex ruins lives, Jones gives voice to the innocent and his family during his unfair incarceration. A brand new marriage destroyed, two lives upended forever, An American Marriage is a commentary on
I loved loved loved this book. Like most people, my knowledge of Bellevue was really derived from jokes made by Ralph Kramden et al on black & white episodes of The Honeymooners... the inference being that Bellevue was a mental institution. So learning about Bellevue's historical contribution to the entirety of US healthcare and the ways in which they've been a major innovator in medicine was an eye-opener. Not only was this beleaguered public hospital in the forefront of the
I read this book for my book group and was hesitant solely because of the cover art. I am sooooo over books about women (especially kick ass, brilliant women) being all watercolors and pastels, with a generic, faceless woman staring wistfully into the distance. Over it.
But my feelings on trends in cover art aside, this book was a good read. In it, we get to learn about the famous Albert Eintein's decidedly less famous (because... vagina) first wife who was a genius in her