"It's strange how different we all appear to who we really are."

   Behind Her Eyes

   By Sarah Pinborough

"Is this not what he wanted? His mother has relinquished him, given him to the world of which he's longed to be a part. And yet he feels a spike of fear: the filter has been taken off the lens, the safety net ripped from beneath his feet, and he is dizzy with dreadful independence."

   The Immortalists

   By Chloe Benjamin

​​​​​"Like most misery, it started with apparent happiness."

​The Book Thief

​By Markus Zusak

"It's what Prospero had wanted for his Miranda, not to be burdened by the past but to know it farther, to prepare for the future."

   The Bookshop of Yesterdays

   By Amy Meyerson

"...you can't find peace until you find all the pieces."

   Orphan Train

   By Christina Baker Kline

Janice Shapiro, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Reading stories can be very healing and that is the purpose of this special page.

Reading RX offers a selection of quotations straight out of some of the books I have read. I believe when you read a story, all your experiences come into play and contribute to how the story is interpreted. Reading also allows the reader to gain new experiences and perceptions that enables growth and healing. 

Many meaningful quotations are hidden within the stories we enjoy. I have found some quotations that I hope will be meaningful to you.

Please visit often, as new quotations from a variety of genres will appear periodically for your READING RX!


Individual, Couple, Family and Group Therapy

"...how hard it was for any man to change what life had made him, but at least it was possible if one had the determination, willpower, and time."


By Dean Koontz