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Therese Anne Fowler’s stunning new fiction, A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD, will leave you breathless, questioning everything–it’s a must read.

By Leslie Lindsay Hugely gripping contemporary novel that examines the American dream through the lens of two families living side-by-side in an idyllic neighborhood, but that summer their lives change irrevocably. ~WeekEND Reading SPOTLIGHT!| ALWAYS WITH A BOOK~ Five GIANT stars to A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD by Therese Anne Fowler (St. Martin’s Press, March 10 2020). I cannot say enough about this book. It’s emotional, it’s timely, it’s affecting, it’s thought-provoking, it’s urgent. Read this book, you won’t regret it. Here’s what drew me: Neighbors, neighborhoods, trees, houses, families. Suburbia. But there’s so much more to this story. So much. Don’t take my word for it. Jodi Piccoult says this of A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD: “Therese Anne Fowler has taken the ingredients of racism, justice, and conservative religion and concocted a feast of a read: compelling, heartbreaking, and inevitable. I finished A Good Neighborhood in a single sitting. Yes, it’s that good.” And if that’s not enough, Kirkus gives it a starred review and Library Journal does, too. Many others are calling it ‘speechless,’ and ‘powerful,’ a ‘tour de force.’ …

In My Brain Today: Coming Up in April & May

By Leslie Lindsay With the release of “Speaking of Apraxia” sort of behind me for now, I thought I’d give you all a little head’s up as to what is coming down the pike for the next couple of months–in the blog world, anyway. Friday’s “column” is changing from “The Emerald Isle” to “Celebritrees” seeing how April celebrates Earth Day and Arbor Day.  I will be presenting little known tid-bits about these majestic living organisms that have been around for a long, long time.   In May, Friday will present interesting facts, musings (and yes, frustratios), of moms in honor of Mother’s Day.  In fact, just yesterday I ran across a book titled, Carpool Tunnel Syndrome.” As a former R.N. and current “carpool mom,”  I totally got a kick out of that!   May is also “Better Speech and Hearing Month,” so I will give you some ideas on how you can help your kiddos at home with their speech on “Apraxia Monday.”   “The Teacher is Talking” (Tuesday), is shifting gears a bit from …