Book Review: Hackett at Large
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1d ago
Hackett at Large by Jack Fitzgerald Genre: Literary Fiction / Historical Fiction ISBN: 9798873340750 Print Length: 155 pages Buy from Amazon Reviewed by Elizabeth Reiser A lighthearted romp through 1960s Paris as told by a charming fictional reporter Hackett at Large: Tales from a Reporter’s Life in Paris 1961 – 1968 is author Jack Fitzgerald’s rosy take on life in the city during that era. Told through the eyes of fictional American in Paris journalist Ben Hackett, this collection of connected short stories regales the reader with imagined conversations with various historical figures ..read more
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Book Review: In a Pickle
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2d ago
In a Pickle by Marilyn Whitehorse Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense ISBN: 9798891321076 Print Length: 268 pages Publisher: Atmosphere Press Buy from Amazon Reviewed by Tomi Alo A unique and intriguing tale about the enigma surrounding the life of Charles Madison Montgomery Washington “And Mama reminded me, ‘Look out for them half-truths on account’a you may have been handed the wrong half.” While focused on the life of Charles Madison Montgomery Washington, In a Pickle is narrated by Reverend Sweet Bird Charles, Charles’s lover, as she navigates Charles’s myriad adventures. The b ..read more
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Book Review: The Herbology Bible
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3d ago
The Herbology Bible by Kristy Denada Genre: Nonfiction / Health ISBN: 9798856673707 Print Length: 263 pages Buy from Amazon Reviewed by Joelene Pynnonen Take a deep dive into the multiple health benefits of twenty select herbs.  The world is finally beginning to realize what our forebears always knew: good health is something that is much more within reach than we have come to believe. With an emphasis on affordable preventative intervention with the use of nature’s pantry, The Herbology Bible delves into the ways people can start to address their own health journeys. The Herbolog ..read more
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Book Review: Amethyst, the Shallows
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3d ago
Amethyst, the Shallows by Kellye Abernathy Genre: Young Adult / Magical Realism ISBN: 9798891321045 Print Length: 296 pages Publisher: Atmosphere Press Buy from Amazon Buy from Bookshop Reviewed by Samantha Hui Lively, heartfelt, emotionally honest, and, most importantly, fun “If you have a book–you’re never alone.” Fear and heartbreak are powerful forces that can lead a person to isolate themselves in the hope of protecting themselves from harm. Though precarious and often leaving one more vulnerable, love may be an even more powerful force that saves us from our self isolation.&n ..read more
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Book Review: Perseverance by Steven Harrison
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6d ago
Perseverance: Journey to Alaska by Steven Harrison Genre: Memoir / Travel ISBN: 9798891320864 Print Length: 150 pages Publisher: Atmosphere Press Buy from Amazon Buy from Bookshop Reviewed by Jadidsa Perez A memorable journey to Alaska, brimming with feel-good stories To follow a dream or burning desire, one needs bravery, preparation, and perseverance. Leaving everything behind to follow that dream is even more difficult, yet it’s exactly what Steven Harrison did in pursuit of a greater life.  Perseverance details Harrison’s journey to see his fiftieth state, Alaska, during t ..read more
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Book Review: How Boys Learn
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6d ago
How Boys Learn by Jeff Kirchick Genre: Literary Fiction / Short Stories ISBN: 9798891320963 Print Length: 180 pages Publisher: Atmosphere Press Buy from Amazon Buy from Bookshop Reviewed by Warren Maxwell Melancholy and the endless pursuit of maturity, or at least self improvement, permeate this collection about boys, men, and the inchoate stages in between.  “After all, we were four boys from the Midwest, and we couldn’t have known much about feelings. We threw pebbles. We kicked stones. We ran around. We played with things. We looked at the trains.” The seven stories collect ..read more
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Book Review: Sexsassins
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1w ago
Sexsassins by Sean DeLauder Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense / Historical / Satire ISBN: 9798989641208 Print Length: 229 pages Buy from Amazon Reviewed by Nick Rees Gardner A bizarre cocktail of World War II satire filled to the brim with innuendo and spiked with a dash of sci-fi weirdness With a title like Sexsassins, one might expect to find pages filled with smut, a simplistic storyline with shallow characters, and a story bolstered by raunchy jokes. But Sean DeLauder’s novel poses a complex plot, and a certain depth emerges with each shocking twist. It is 1942 and, in the St ..read more
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Book Review: The Book of Reading
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1w ago
The Book of Reading by Eric Larsen Genre: Historical Fiction / Time Travel ISBN: 9798891320338 Print Length: 376 pages Publisher: Atmosphere Press Buy from Amazon Buy from Bookshop Reviewed by J.B. Leddington Can love and truth survive when history and memory collide? The Book of Reading by Eric Larsen is an ambitious, engaging, and sometimes even mind-boggling exploration of the profound impact of literature, the complexities of history, and the enduring power of love. At its core, the novel presents an unusual yet strangely convincing thesis—namely, that works of literature ..read more
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Book Review: The More Beyond
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1w ago
The More Beyond by Jill Charlotte Thomas Genre: Literary Fiction ISBN: 9798218259273 Print Length: 208 pages Buy from Amazon Reviewed by Audrey Davis A poignant yet glaring study of a girl learning to become Morton Guthrie is a child of a wealthy family who is disenchanted with society. After attempting suicide on two separate occasions, she checks herself into a psychiatric facility. With no close friends to speak to, her parents always too busy for her with their more-important matters, and her extended family callous and artificial, Morton feels she is very quickly drowning in her o ..read more
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STARRED Book Review: Independence Ave
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1w ago
Independence Ave by Lauren Canaday Genre: Nonfiction / Memoir ISBN: 9798868462795 Print Length: 158 pages Buy from Amazon Buy from Bookshop Reviewed by Lauren Hayataka Numbers and dreams collide in a captivating memoir—where safety is found in vulnerability. Lauren Canaday’s Independence Ave takes inspiration from the symbolic four-mile stretch in Washington D.C., connecting the Lincoln Memorial to the Anacostia River. This historic thoroughfare serves as the backdrop for Lauren’s life, weaving a vivid tapestry that intertwines personal struggles, triumphs, and the profound impact ..read more
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