Linda Bryant is a mother and grandmother. She found her life's work when (along with Barbara Borgman) she opened Charis in 1974. Her love of reading extends to many areas, but you will most often find her in fiction or spirituality. She enjoys light-hearted mysteries, poetry, and children's books. Read on for Linda's picks for your reading pleasure...
“An extraordinary novel . . . a triumph of insight and storytelling.” —Associated Press
“A true masterpiece.” —Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Over two million copies sold! “Packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club Pick)
Finalist, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry
Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry is a twenty-first-century paean to the sterling love songs humming throughout four hundred years of black American life.
FINALIST FOR THE 2021 ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION
Claudia Rankine’s Citizen changed the conversation—Just Us urges all of us into it
A TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna December 2019 Book Club Pick
Named a Best Book of the Year by New Statesman, New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library, and Washington Independent Review of Books
Southern Book Prize Finalist
An O, the Oprah Magazine July 2019 Pick
A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week
Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems is a collection of poetry that provides a refuge of quiet clarity very much needed in today's restless, chaotic world. Every reader will find favorites to share and to return to, again and again.
Now I find myself in late August, with the nights cool and the crickets thick in the fields. Already the first blighted leaves glow scarlet on the red maples. It’s a season of fullness and sweet longings made sweeter now by the fact that I can’t be sure I’ll see this time of the year again....
— from Learning to Fall
Timely and unsettling essays from an important and beloved writer and conservationist
A NATIONAL BESTSELLER
My Grandmother's Hands will change the direction of the movement for racial justice.— Robin DiAngelo, New York Times bestselling author of White Fragility
In this groundbreaking book, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology.
Once in a blue moon, a love like this comes along
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The late, beloved Rachel Held Evans answers many children's first question about God in this gorgeous picture book, fully realized by her friend Matthew Paul Turner, the bestselling author of When God Made You.
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"Electrifying." — O: The Oprah Magazine