The Boy in the Moon by Ian Brown

9780312675417The Boy in the Moon
by Ian Brown

An emotionally honest look at raising a child with an extremely rare genetic disease.  A beautifully written memoir portraying the incredible journey one father experiences in order to understand, accept, and help his son find his place in society.  This book brings up many issues about our healthcare system, caregiving, and compassion.

Recommended by:
Kathy – Anderson’s Bookshop Naperville


Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton

ImageCarry On, Warrior
by Glennon Doyle Melton
(pub 4/13)

Melton’s blog,, is one I came across when her post “Don’t Carpe Diem” went viral a while back.  She’s an honest writer with a past that gives every moment a unique perspective.  Add a spouse and a few kids to that mix, and you get what she calls a “brutiful” (brutal and beautiful) collection of essays, thoughts, and stories.  She will make you laugh and go looking for the nearest person to read a passage out loud to, then bring you to tears as she gets to the heart of some of parenting’s most difficult moments.  I loved reading this and immediately wanted to share it with every parent I know.

Recommended by:
Ginny – Anderson’s Bookshop Naperville