In 1918, after four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia to take a job as the lighthouse keeper on remote Janus Rock. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes only four times a year and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel.
Stegman makes you think about your decisions and how they affect those around you. Go with your gut and do what you know is tight.
The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. But his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths that take place in seven days and nights of apocalyptic terror. Brother William turns detective, and a uniquely deft one at that. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon-- all sharpened to a glistening edge by his wry humor and ferocious curiosity.
Eco makes you think and gives a vivid picture of life in the 14th century. I liked his clever wording and way of thinking. This is not an easy read but a thought provoking one. I listened to several sections more than once.
Psychologist and physician Leonard Sax’s work with young people reveals that girls today have an incredibly brittle sense of self. Though they may look confident on the outside, teens and tweens are fragile inside, obsessed with grades, sports, networking sites, and appearances. They are confused about their sexual identity, as environmental toxins are accelerating physical maturity faster than their emotional maturity.
What made the experience of listening to Girls on the Edge the most enjoyable?
This is a well-organized and insightful book
What did you like best about this story?
The author gives real examples with specific girls and their situations.
Have you listened to any of Pam Ward’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I do not believe I have listened to one of her performances before.
What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?
We need to help girls retain their childhood and not allow them to be rushed through it.
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