Without further ado, the winners of TBLJournal’s 2nd Annual Super-Funky-Snazzy Awards!
Bridget is of the opinion that long after you have fallen out of love with someone, they still own a little piece of your heart. This is the premise she uses to journey around the globe track down old flames to ask for her heart back as she writes about the experience on her blog.
I really enjoy reading indigenous perspectives because I think it offers a window into a very complicated part of our society that many people don’t bother to understand or listen to. Why is this fact not talked about more? Why are so many people still so ignorant to this part of our history?
We’ve got stories about loved ones recently deceased, a woman developing a sex addiction because of a growing tumor in her brain — even a tale of a new mom agonizing over a recently developed anal fissure shortly after her baby’s birth (!!!). There is literally something for everyone.
The hardships of having a child in the NICU for so long are hard to imagine. The book is written by two amazing prize-winning journalists; needless to say, it’s a wonderful read.
Many authors write short stories sporadically over the years, so sometimes these collections are simply put out once the author has written enough to fill a book. ‘The Pain Tree’ is different because you can tell the stories are carefully curated to evoke particular emotions in the reader; personally, I felt wonderment at reading them.