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Author Archives: Jennie L. Taliaferro

The Lovely Bones is a poetic Tale of Life after Life

The Lovely Bones: A Novel Alice Sebold’s first novel The Lovely Bones has been #1 for many weeks on both’s and the NYTimes’s Bestseller lists for good reason. It’s a different kind of “mystery” novel, told by the murder victim herself where she looks down on her living family and friends from Heaven. From the book’s opening: “My name ... Read More »

The photos in “Here is New York” will impact your heart as well as your mind

Here is New York: A Democracy of Photographs I hope you haven’t missed the blog WarLog:World War III, kept by Jeff Jarvis, who was destined to be at the World Trade Center on 9/11. His sensitive, thoughtful and thought-provoking analysis of events since that day are not to be missed, so when he recommended this photoessay of the 9/11 attacks ... Read More »

Dig Kathy Reich’s newest forensic thriller “Grave Secrets”

I’ve been a fan of Kathy Reich’s since she began writing the fascinating Temperance Brennan series with her debut Déja Dead. Her books are all based on her own life as one of only 50 certified forensic anthropologists, a highly specialized discipline which involves much more training, knowledge, and research than any garden variety coroner. I assume that both Reichs ... Read More »