I became interested in reading this book while reviewing the documentary film The Book Keepers. The book is a memoir of an unusual friendship between a white Southern woman, Carol Wall, and Giles Owita, a Kenyan holding several jobs, including gardener. Ms. Wall, a writer for 20 years for Southern Living magazine had struggled …
The friendship of Hannah Goslar & Anne Frank is depicted, from their days together in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation to the prison camp.
When Vivo’s owner & singing partner Andres dies in Havana, he teams up with Gabi, a grandniece, to deliver a love song to the man’s long-separated lover in Miami.
Chinese American Ellie is an outsider at high school who writes love letters & texts for shy Paul who is in love with Astrid. Ellie also is attracted to Astrid. The tale ends in friendship & new purpose for each of the 3.
Three stories set in Africa are entertwined–a 6-year-old Cameroon refugee boy flees from poachers who have killed his mother; a border guard struggles with his conscience when a colleague causes the death of a refugee; an animal rights advocate struggles with his temper and his druggie daughter.
A Miami cop coaxes his buddy out of retirement when he is almost killed by the son of a Mexican drug lord seeking vengeance for his deceased father.
When banker Andy Dufresne is wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his cheating wife, he forms a friendship with Red that benefits both & finally enables him to outwit the warden.
Disney-Pixar have created a delightful road-trip film about toy friendship & other-concern that are thrilling, funny and offer life lessons for all.
When a teenager with a slight mental problem is forced into the streets of NYC he is befriended by a black man who knows the ropes.
I discovered the wonders of bookshops while still a middle schooler in Indianapolis, so I was absorbed from the very beginning by Spanish director Isabel Coixet’s film. Adapted by the director from a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald, the story is set in 1959 in the fictional town of Hardborough on the coast of Suffolk. The …