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  • Mabel Leo, author of “The Saga of Jack Durant”
    Mabel Leo's Jack Durant series now a feature film: ‘Durant’s Never Closes’
    It’s been a long time coming, but Phoenix author Mabel Leo will finally see her book series about Jack Durant (“The Saga of Jack Durant,” “Jack’s World” and “Mob Mole”) made into a movie. On June 19,...
  • La Cucina: A Novel of Rapture by Lily Prior
    La Cucuna: A Novel of Rapture by Lily Prior
    I discovered La Cucina by Lily Prior via Goodreads.com recommendation. After having read the synopsis I thought that this seemed like a cute little book for my book club to read and therefore made the suggestion to my group.The following is the...
  • The Painful Truth
    The Painful Truth: What Chronic Pain Is Really Like and Why It Matters to Us
    Author: Dr. Lynn R. WebsterPublisher: Webster Media LLCISBN: 978-0-9861407-0-9Review of Arc CopyThe relief of pain and suffering is a core ethical duty for medical professionals, unfortunately, and according to Dr. Lynn R. Webster author of The...
  • Ellie's Story by W. Bruce Cameron
    'Ellie's Story' by W. Bruce Cameron: Middle grade book for dog lovers
    Dog lovers everywhere loved W. Bruce Cameron's two books, "A Dog's Purpose" and "A Dog's Journey." Now he is introducing a new generation of readers to his dog books with his newest story, "Ellie's Story,...
  • A college professor who understands what it means to slow down
    Look up from the screen, take a breath, and slow down
    The beginning of the 21st century has been all about technology and humanity’s advancement within the field. It has advanced considerably since the late 1900s and is now a part of humanity’s daily lives. Every morning, people wake up...
  • Wolvie
    Wolverine Wannabe Kills Family
    We all know that fans can get a little out of control when it comes to their favorite super hero. A select few even dress up as their favorite character at conventions. However one deranged fan from Great Britain took getting into character far...
  • Albany Cemetery
    'The Vanishing Hitchhiker': Urban legends as education, good yarns good for you
    The vanishing hitchhiker of the title refers to a ghost story—or a story with any number of variations—that has been around at least since the 19th century but I heard as a kid as a “true story” that happened to “a...
  • Scientology
    Going "Clear" Part I
    In all of the years that I have been reading and reviewing non-fiction books, I have to say this one is one of the most unusual books that I have ever read and reviewed. Is that a good thing or a bad thing, you may ask? I do not know; I have not...
  • What Lies Within
    Book Review: What Lies Within by James Morris
    James Morris’s latest novel, What Lies Within, tells the story of Shelley Marano, a normal high school girl who finds herself thrown into a world of lies, genetics, and murder as she seeks to find out the truth about her adoption.Shelley is...
  • Concealed Power
    Concealed Power: A twist on the fantasy coming-of-age story
    'Concealed Power' by K.J. Colt is the first novel in a fantasy series about healers. In an unusual twist, the healers are painted as the villains of this world -- or rather, the villainnesses, since they are all female.The premise of The...
  • Bullies and dolls team up to tell aq story
    Bullies and dolls team up to tell a story
    Almost every child has encountered a bully, either in school or online with the ongoing episodes of cyber bullying. Bullying continues to be present in many forms. Children need tools to learn to manage a situation in which they find themselves to...
  • A Shot of Malaria
    A Shot of Malaria Reviewed By Norm Goldman of Bookpleasures.com
    Author: Charles SoubyPublisher: Infinity PublishingISBN: 978-1-4958-0147-1Set in the 1990's in the San Francisco Bay area where the author is an improv actor, Charles Souby's second novel A Shot of Malaria chronicles the tragic life of a...
  • Catriona McPherson and Come to Harm
    Interview with Catriona McPherson
    Catriona McPherson is the award-winning author of mysteries in multiple genres. She writes a 1920s detective series as well as standalone thrillers. One of the things that makes Catriona McPherson unusual is that she’s a Scottish writer who...
  • 'The Summer Cottage'
    Between the Lines with Susan Kietzman (Q&A w/ event details)
    Local author Susan Kietzman will launch her new novel, The Summer Cottage, at Bank Square Books in Mystic on Thursday evening, May 28th, at 5:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public; copies of the book will be available for purchase...
  • 'Blood on Snow' by Jo Nesbo
    'Blood on Snow' by Jo Nesbo
    I have read good things about Jo Nesbo but had never had the change to read any of his books for myself. I decided to change that by picking up his new, short novel, “Blood on Snow,” and seeing for myself if his writing lives up to the...
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