New Book Alert
Karen Valby of EW gives a B+ to For the Benefit of Those Who See, by Rosemary Mahoney. Mahoney writes, "I am like a security camera ever on the watch." She had a brief accident in college and temporarily suffered some level of blindness, which to her was "worse than being dead." She adds, "Being blind was like lying alive within a locked coffin." I'm not sure why Valby's minor issues with the book held it back from a higher grade. She seemed to love it, saying, "It's as if she turned on the lights in a dark room, revealing how the world appears to those who experience it with their other four senses. The seeing reader will gasp in recognition and understanding, marveling at lives once hidden."