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REVIEW:  The Painter

REVIEW: The Painter

A novel by Peter Heller | Heller’s first book, The Dog Stars was a bestselling debut novel, and when he set out to write The Painter he was hoping to avoid the sophomore jinx. He has managed this, and then some. The Painter begins with a bang, literally.

by · 06/29/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW: The Moon Sisters

REVIEW: The Moon Sisters

The Moon Sisters, a novel by Therese Walsh: After their mother’s probable suicide, sisters Olivia and Jazz take steps to move on with their lives. Jazz, logical and forward-thinking, decides to get a new job, but spirited, strong-willed Olivia—who can see sounds, taste words, and smell sights—is determined to travel to the remote setting of their mother’s unfinished novel to lay her spirit properly to rest.

by · 06/22/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW: The Queen of the Tearling

REVIEW: The Queen of the Tearling

Review by Maggie Mohr of The Queen of the Tearling, a novel by Erika Johansen: Magic, adventure and mystery combine in this captivating tale about a young princess who must reclaim her dead mother’s throne, learn to be a ruler and defeat the Red Queen, a powerful and malevolent sorceress determined to destroy her.

by · 06/15/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW:  Wolf in White Van

REVIEW: Wolf in White Van

Review: Wolf in White Van: Sean Phillips is reclusive due, in large part, to a severe injury he sustained as a teenager. His main contact with the world around him is through Trace Italian, the mail-order role-playing game he created and runs. Troubles arise for Sean when two players, Carrie and Lance, switch their playing from the game world to the real world. As Sean’s story, along with the story of Carrie and Lance, unfolds, the reader is taken on a riveting journey backward through Sean’s life.

by · 06/08/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW: Junius and Albert’s Adventures in the Confederacy

REVIEW: Junius and Albert’s Adventures in the Confederacy

Few Civil War histories seem suitable for toes-in-the-sand beach-reading, but Junius and Albert’s Adventures in the Confederacy manages to fit that bill with wondrous delight.

by · 06/01/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW:  Did She Kill Him?

REVIEW: Did She Kill Him?

Did She Kill Him? A Torrid True Story of Adultery, Arsenic and Murder in Victorian England, by Kate Colquhoun

Crime attracts people whether it’s on television, in movies, mystery novels, or non-fiction books. Why do we like to read about it? Perhaps we want to look into the minds of criminals to find out why they commit heinous crimes.

by · 05/25/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW:  The Book of Wisdom: The Heart of Tibetan Buddhism

REVIEW: The Book of Wisdom: The Heart of Tibetan Buddhism

Osho was an Indian mystic, a spiritual master with a large following, during the second half of the 20th century. In his discourses, he reinterpreted the writings of various religious traditions and philosophies from around the world. The Book of Wisdom is filled with his brilliant outside-the-box interpretations. It is also a guide, if you are curious to take the path, to deep awakening and happiness that does not fade. In the very first chapter the reader is given a recipe to follow in seven easily digestible steps.

by · 05/18/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW: The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion

REVIEW: The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion

The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion: A fantastic summer beach book which will effortlessly pull you into Sookie Poole’s world in Point Clear, Alabama, Fannie Flagg’s writing has you laughing out loud while blending in deeply touching moments with unexpected twists and turns.

by · 05/11/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW: How to Win Friends and Influence People

REVIEW: How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to win friends and influence people: Upon considering whether to read this classic self-help/business book originally written in 1936, I had three main concerns: First, how applicable would it be to today’s cultures and practices? Second, how pertinent would it be to me in my non-business world profession? Third, would I struggle to stay awake through what I assumed would be rather dry text?

by · 05/04/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW:  The Martian

REVIEW: The Martian

The Martian: A novel by Andy Weir. Mark Watney is pretty much the perfect man: a problem-solver with a wry sense of humor, he thinks on his feet and is cool under pressure. Unfortunately, he’s an astronaut stranded on Mars and left for dead with literally the entire Universe working against him. Fortunately, he’s Spaceman MacGyver and can build a new spaceship out of canvas, duct tape and potatoes. Ok, I exaggerate, but not by much.

by · 04/28/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews