Book & Movie Reviews

Foster Boy

Screenplay by Jay Paul Deratany Directed by Youssef Delara When high-profile corporate lawyer Michael Trainer (Matthew Modine) has a chance encounter with troubled former foster youth Jamal Randolph (Shane Paul McGhie), Trainer ends up being […]

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Be the Present

By Noelle Hause, EdD, LPC, IMH-E  The holiday season is upon us. In many parts of the country, the weather is changing, trees have lost their leaves, decorative lights have been strung, seasonal music is […]

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The Risk of Us

By Rachel Howard Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019, ISBN: 978-1-328-58882-1, 198 pages, $23 “The Risk of Us” tells the story of a California couple hoping to add to their family in this fictional memoir-style novel. Author […]

Book & Movie Reviews


By Julie Lawson Timmer Putnam, 2016, ISBN: 978-0-399-17627, 352 pages, $27 Tragedy almost tears apart Charlotte and her stepdaughter Allie in “Untethered.” As they both grapple with the death of Charlotte’s husband and Allie’s father, […]