The Giving Tree: This book gives me the chills every time I read it. I was first introduced to the book when my daughter Jesse was in preschool, and I fell in love with it. This may be a children's story by definition, but its message is universal and ageless.
“Sylvia Plath: Jillian Becker on the poet’s last days,” “He came back and told me that he wished she had stayed on with us, that he didn’t think she could cope on her own. I knew he was right, yet I wasn’t entirely sorry she had left. I would not have to go on being nurse to her and her children. My daughters would not have to give up their rooms. I would have no more interrupted nights. And pity tires the heart. For which thoughts I was to endure long remorse. On the Monday morning a