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REVIEW:  Factory Man

REVIEW: Factory Man

The Bassett Furniture Company, once the world’s largest wood furniture manufacturer, was run by the same powerful Virginia family for generations.

by · 09/07/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW: Hausfrau: a novel

REVIEW: Hausfrau: a novel

On Hausfrau: You would think that Anna, a 37-year-old American, would be a happy and content person. She’s married to a handsome Swiss banker, has a nice home, three beautiful children, and lives in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. However, Anna is miserable. She’s never learned Schwiizerdutsch, which is the language spoken in the Zurich region. It’s similar to German, but enough differences make it difficult to understand. She really hasn’t learned German either, even though she’s lived there for nine years.

by · 08/31/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW:  Carsick, a film by John Waters

REVIEW: Carsick, a film by John Waters

John Waters is commonly known as the Prince of Puke, the Pope of Trash, or just a plain weirdo. In Carsick, Waters chronicles his real-life hitchhiking journey from Baltimore to San Francisco.

by · 08/17/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW:  Murder of Magpies

REVIEW: Murder of Magpies

Murder of Magpies is a romp through the world of British publishing. Samantha Clair is an experienced editor at Timmons & Ross, a stodgy London publishing house that seems like the furthest place from danger.

by · 08/03/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW: It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War

REVIEW: It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War

In It’s What I Do, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario takes readers on assignment to refugee camps in Darfur, to the rugged hills of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, and through her terrifying kidnapping in Libya.

by · 07/20/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW: Wolf in White Van

REVIEW: Wolf in White Van

Wolf in White Van, by John Darnielle: 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 · 07/13/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
REVIEW: Death by Darjeeling

REVIEW: Death by Darjeeling

Death by Darjeeling is a cozy mystery set in the historic district of Charleston, S.C. More specifically, the plot unfolds in a tea shop on Church Street called Indigo Tea Shop. This little gem of a shop is owned by Theodosia Browning and00icon_recommended is run by three unique characters: Theodosia (owner), Drayton Conneley (assistant/professional tea blender/master tea taster—and personally my favorite character in the book), and Haley Parker (shop clerk/baker/student).

by · 07/06/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews
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