Nicholas Kristof – Call to Action

Question: Where was the first reported child abuse case in the United States? Answer: New York, 1874. Her name was Mary Ellen Wilson. For eight of her 10 years, she had been beaten, cut, starved, subject to hard physical labor, deprived of a bed and warm clothes, and generally tortured by her foster mother. A … Continue reading Nicholas Kristof – Call to Action

What Lies Between Us – Nayomi Munaweera

This past Saturday, a friend and I hosted a women's literary dinner at my home. The guests of honor were Nayomi Munaweera and her devastating new novel, What Lies Between Us. First, a little background. Fifteen years ago, Nayomi was earning a PhD in English Literature when she realized she wanted to write fiction instead … Continue reading What Lies Between Us – Nayomi Munaweera