Janice Shapiro, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist   ​LMFT CA License #86051

"Dog is my co-pilot"

from the magazine, The Bark

     Reading stories can be very revealing and that is the purpose of this special page. READING RX is a selection of quotations straight out of some of the books I have enjoyed. 

     These quotations can be interpreted in many ways, depending upon different life experiences. Take each quotation and think about the meaning it has for you. This will be an enriching exercise and may even promote growth and well-being! 

     Please visit often, as new quotations from novels and memoirs appear periodically for your READING RX pleasure.

"All these years sh'd thought she had no friends, and the whole time he had been there for her every single day: kind and patient and loyal. How had she been so blind?"

                       The Last Chance Library

                  A novel by Freya Sampson

"That's what parenthood was about, wasn't it? Slowly understanding your child less and less until she wasn't yours anymore but herself."

                      You Will Know Me

                        a novel by Megan Abbott

"We forget all sorts of things that no one helps us remember."​

               The Last Thing He Told Me                             

                     a novel by Laura Dave

"Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end."

                       The Maid 

                    A novel by Nita Prose

"A wall, after all, isn't just about keeping others out. It can also be for trapping people inside."

                       The Lying Game

                          a novel by Ruth Ware

"It was amazing, the effect a father had on a person. A father was the benchmark that told you what to expect. What to accept. And, perhaps most importantly, what to believe about yourself."

                             The Younger Wife

                            A novel by Sally Hepworth

"Books are time travel. True readers all know this. But books don't just take you back to the time in which they were written; they can take you back to different versions of yourself."

                    Eight Perfect Murders

                       a novel by Peter Swanson

"I didn't understand the magic of those words then, and I don't understand it now. I know only this: that when my mother told me she had not been the mother to me that she wished she'd been, she became that mother for the first time."


                  a memoir by Tara Westover