What We Are Reading Today: Homesick by Jennifer Croft

Updated 28 September 2019

What We Are Reading Today: Homesick by Jennifer Croft

Homesick, by the award-winning translator Jennifer Croft, is a coming-of-age story that includes all the “firsts” readers might expect from a narrative about identity formation: First loss, first love, first foray toward independence. 

“It’s a complex portrait of a young Oklahoma woman’s development of a rich and exacting interior life,” Emily Rapp Black said in a review for The New York Times.

“It’s also a visual love letter to family, language and self-understanding, and the myriad ways in which these realms overlap and complicate one another,” said the review.

It added: “Like the writers W. G. Sebald and Teju Cole, who use images to supplement and contextualize ideas, Croft introduces each of her short chapters — some are only a single paragraph — with dreamlike snapshots taken by her or her mother of streets, buildings, birthday parties and everyday moments, to mysterious and engaging effect.”

In Croft’s book, “words function as networks of secret shapes that both guide and confound her, often in the same moment,” said the review. 

“Words owe their very existence to distance, although their deepest purpose is to overcome it,” Croft writes.

What We Are Reading Today: Free for Life by Christopher Lee Maher

Updated 17 October 2019

What We Are Reading Today: Free for Life by Christopher Lee Maher

Unresolved physical, spiritual, mental and emotional stress, tension, and structural distortion rob people of their ability to do what they truly love. The majority of the available tools designed to help you manage your complex stressors are a distraction from the underlying road blocks that keep your body from healing itself. There is a much better way to rebalance and restore your health so you can resume doing all the things that bring you joy, peace and happiness.

The intense complex stressors  Christopher Lee Maher experienced as a child and as a Navy SEAL inspired him to embody, study and develop powerful systems that create instantaneous, permanent change at a conscious, unconscious and subconscious level.

He introduces his remarkable wellness program in Free for Life. His True Body Intelligence system is a suite of  subtractive methodologies specifically designed to restore balance to the emotions, body, brain, and nervous system, according to a review published on goodreads.com.

The systems within True Body Intelligence assist in reintegrating every aspect of your being to offer real, permanent solutions for root causes, not bandages for symptoms.