Picks and Pans Review: Great Reads
updated 09/06/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/06/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT
WHAT WE HAVE
by Amy Boesky
Ovarian cancer stalks her family, but this college professor and mom of two has refused to live in fear. Her journey inspires.
by Precious Williams
The daughter of a Nigerian princess recalls her confusing upbringing as a foster child in all-white rural England.
THE SOUND OF A WILD SNAIL EATING
by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Sick in bed, the author found solace-and good material-in watching a snail.