Are current events getting to you? Need a rest from politics? Take a breather. Curl up with a good book. Courtney Young offers a short reading list to soothe your spirit and restore empathy…


“Istanbul, Turkey. Nice, France. Dallas, Texas. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dhaka, Bangladesh. Orlando, Florida. Throw in Brexit and the toxic rhetoric surrounding the American presidential race, and it can feel as if intolerance and malice are lurking behind every corner. […]

The following books have always transported me out of dismal times, or at least helped me understand them better. I hope they do the same for you.”

~ Courtney Young

Good books to read for soothing and empathy

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