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  • The Knowledge Tree
    The Screen is Mightier than the Sword!
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)Quite by accident Examiner experienced an impromptu discussion with Paul M. Hedeen at the 200th anniversary creative writing and literary conference of the North American Review, the nation’s...
  • The Bone Clocks
    ‘The Bone Clocks’ written the imaginative fearless way a novel should be written
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)Any novel that purports to flirt with schizophrenia, nurtures synesthesia and embraces obsessive-compulsive disorder simply has got to be recommended by Examiner. As you know, the medical profession...
  • Book Cover of Wintergirls by Lauren Halse Anderson
    Book Review of Wintergirls by Lauren Halse Anderson
    I have read a number of books by Lauren Halse Anderson's throughout the years. The first book I read by her, is what I consider her most famous book which is Speak. This book was a requirement for me to read in high school and I loved it. The...
  • To Win Her Favor by Tamera Alexander
    Sacrificing Everything to Make Your Dreams Come True
    Against the backdrop of one of the most turbulent times in American history, the post-Civil War era, one woman struggles against prejudice, injustice and suffocating conventions of the 19th century to pursue her dream. Tamera Alexander’s To...
  • No-Accounts
    Daring Mighty Things: A Review of Tom Glenn's No-Accounts
    The first thing that strikes you about a Tom Glenn novel is the realism. That subtle tug that transitions you from a page in the book you’re holding into a scene that could be a reflection of your own experiences. Glenn’s style...
  • Figure skating fans will love 'One Wish' by Robyn Carr
    Figure skating fans will love 'One Wish' by Robyn Carr
    Grace owns and operates a small flower shop in Thunder Point. She also secretly figure skates. The ice rink owner knows Grace is a retired champion figure skater. But, Grace doesn't want anyone else in the community to find out about her...
  • Splat!
    Albuquerque novelist/book reviewer in North American Review literary conference
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)An Albuquerque author/critic has been invited by the North American Review to participate in its Bicentennial Creative Writing & Literature Conference on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa...
  • Far From the Maddening Crowd not living alone
    Far From the Maddening Crowd not living alone
    Far from the crowds ignoble strife,Their sober wishes never learn’d to stray,Along the cool sequester’d vale of life,They kept the noiseless tenor of their way. –Thomas Gray Elligy Written in a Country Courtyard.“This spark...
  • All The Light We Cannot See
    Fiction Pulitzer earned by ‘All The Light We Cannot See’
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)When the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction went to Anthony Doerr for “All The Light We Cannot See" (Scribner) your Examiner cringed. He’d had the book on his review list last December but...
  • The Inn at Ocean's Edge by Colleen Coble
    Finding the Love of Family in Unexpected Places
    God promises in Psalm 68:6 He will place the lonely in families, and in The Inn at Ocean’s Edge (Thomas Nelson/April 14, 2015/ISBN: 978-1401690267/$15.99), author Colleen Coble paints a picture for readers of how comfort, acceptance and love...
  • 'The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins' by Irvine Welsh
    'The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins' by Irvine Welsh
    I will sometimes pick up a book based solely on the title even though I know nothing about the story. This was the case with “The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins” by Irvine Welsh. I knew nothing about the novel except that the author, whom...
  • My Razzle Dazzle
    The novel ‘My Razzle Dazzle’ explores a truly gay San Francisco
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)In the current popular mainstream evolution of American society embracing the gay and lesbian world as something that really does exist, few comings out have surfaced as gloriously self-effacing and as...
  • Colleen Coble, author of the Journey of the Heart series
    Coble Pens Series That Comes From a Personal Place
    An interview with Colleen CobleAuthor of the Journey of the Heart seriesColleen Coble’s Journey of the Heart series take readers back to her very first book. Revised to read as a single epic novel, the Journey of the Heart serialization...
  • New York The Novel
    The novel ‘New York’ well-written history as fiction
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)Examiner read the Detroit Free Press review of “New York The Novel” (Ballantine Books) by Edward Rutherfurd, an 860-page fictional tour of the history of a great city only after completing a...
  • Twisted Innocence by Terri Blackstock
    Blackstock's New Thriller Filled With Twists, Turns and a Lot of Heart
    It’s difficult enough to live with the consequences of your own decisions, but what do you do when those choices endanger the ones you love? In Twisted Innocence (Zondervan/ February 3, 2015/ISBN: 978-0310332367/ $15.99) beloved suspense...
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