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  • "The Drosten's Curse" - New Doctor Who Novel by A.L.Kennedy
    The Doctor battles ‘The Drosten’s Curse’
    Even The Doctor’s memories can be rewritten. New in the “Doctor Who” book series from Broadway Books is an adventure with The Fourth Doctor. On shelves this July, “The Drosten’s Curse” is a tale of Tom Baker...
  • Regret
    Albuquerque writers learn from the novel ‘Regret’ by Brad Windhauser
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)Beginning Albuquerque writers could learn a lot about “showing” a story as opposed to “telling” the story by reading “Regret.” You’d have to buy it from an...
  • 'American Rust' by Philipp Meyer
    A review: 'American Rust' by Philipp Meyer
    Philipp Meyer’s 2009 novel, ‘American Rust,’ tells the story of two best friends, Isaac English and Billy Poe; two twenty year olds, Isaac being a genius who stayed home to care of his handicapped father, Billy being a high...
  • MD Moore, author of 'Waiting for the Cool Kind of Crazy'
    Meet MD Moore, author of 'Waiting for the Cool Kind of Crazy'
    MD Moore is the author ofWaiting for the Cool Kind of Crazy, a family saga that spotlights the adult son of a paranoid schizophrenic mother. He has worked as a therapist with the most chronically mentally ill patients in Washington State’s...
  • Regret
    The novel ‘Regret’ by Brad Windhauser rates high as model story telling
    Within walking distance (through the woods) of Saint Francis University, from the outskirts of Loretto, Pennsylvania, down the winding lane known as Thomas Road, a quiet publishing enterprise by the name of Star Publish produces some rather...
  • The World Before Us: A Novel
    Madness and Mystery: A review of The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter
    In The World Before Us: A Novel, Aislinn Hunter tells the story of Jane, a scholar who is trying to solve a mysterious disappearance from a Victorian mental institution. Her own life has been marked by a parallel mystery in the same area, and thus...
  • 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...
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