Tenacity by Rebecca Tillou

Rating: ★★★★

RCR Says: “Clearly, it is the mark of a charismatic memoirist who can leave readers asking for more detail, as in less capable hands, the sheer volume of territory covered in Tenacity would leave them clawing for air.”

Portrait of Stella by Susan Wüthrich

Rating: ★★★★

RCR Says: “Ultimately, Wüthrich shows how life is so often an unpredictable balance of beautiful moments and heart-wrenching tragedy—and that is exactly why we must fight for each new day with a fresh heart.”