Author Archives: irenesroth

About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.

Nobody Ever Talks About Anything But the End by Liz Levine (118)

This is a memoir-type of nonfiction book about death and suicide. It is a very differently structured book, but one that I read once and reread again. In November, 2016, Liz Levine’s younger sister, Tamara, reached a breaking point after … Continue reading

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Lost Feast by Lenore Newman (117)

This is a book about culinary extinction and the future of food, one of the most fascinating topics to date. When humans love foods, we love them a lot. So much so that we have often eaten them into extinction. … Continue reading

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Because of You by Terri-Lynn Penney (116)

This is a memoir of loss and longing. It is a memoir that is all too common sadly among mother and daughter relationships. It is one of the most complex dynamics in families. The cover grabbed my attention right away. … Continue reading

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How to Die by Ray Robertson (115)

This is a book about death but also even more so about how to live life to the fullest. It is a must-read for all of us in this culture of quick and fast-paced. Many times, we are forced to … Continue reading

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Tanna’s Owl by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley (114)

This is a heartwarming story for kids based on Rachel Quitsalik-Tinsley’s own life experience. The book showcases the importance of hard work, helping and caring, even when what or who we are caring for doesn’t love us back. When Tanna’s … Continue reading

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Tickled Pink: How Friendship Washes the World with Color by Andree Poulin (113)

This is a wonderful picture book for kids about friendship and how to get along with and accept people who are different from us. Filippo can’t help that he’s pink. He’s a flamingo, after all. But Zac the zebra and … Continue reading

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Dance Me to the End by Alison Acheson (112)

At age 57, Marty was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Ten months and ten days later, Marty passed away. From the first day of Marty’s diagnosis, Alison, Marty’s spouse of over twenty-five years, kept a journal of how she was … Continue reading

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