Judy Blume

In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

All my life, I’ve had all kinds of friends, many of whom would never get along with…

When We Fell In Love – Gina Frangello

Growing up in a blue-collar neighborhood, what I remember about the shelves often were built into the walls of Chicago apartments is that they were usually full of cheap, decorative items (plastic flowers; imitation Lladros), rarely books. Most of my friends’ parents were first generation American, and had grown up speaking Italian or Spanish; few had finished high school.