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Book Review: Matt Sumell Debuts With ‘Making Nice’ – A Novel In Stories

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Readers willing to meet Sumell half way will find the trip worth their while. Read More »

Book Review: ‘A Sharp Bend in the Road,’ Short Fiction by Gerard Bianco

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A fine collection of five star short stories written by one author who clearly knows his craft. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Gray Mountain’ by John Grisham

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There is a lot to be learned from John Grisham's excellent new novel, including the devastation caused by coal mining, life in rural America, and the dangers and rewards of the legal profession. Read More »

The 90th Anniversary of ‘The Great Gatsby’

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"My characters are all Scott Fitzgerald. Even the feminine characters," the complex author reckoned. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Ring of Fire,’ A Novel of Moral Conflicts by Tanyo Ravicz

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A well-written moral conflict story that will move the reader to evaluate themselves. Read More »

Frankenstein, Dracula, and Eight More Early Tales of Terror for Halloween Reading

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Celebrate Halloween with one or two of the earliest examples of the horror novel. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Heart Does Not Grow Back’ by Fred Venturini

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A realistic, almost conventional story of teenage angst takes an explosive turn into the realm of magical speculative fiction. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Lodger’ by Louisa Treger

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Out of a mundane life and an affair with upcoming author H.G. Wells, Dorothy Richardson makes her way to literary fame in the midst of the suffragette movement in this historical novel. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Your Perfect Life’ by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke

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A feel good book of charming proportions. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Hunting Gun,’ ‘Bullfight,’ and ‘Life of a Counterfeiter’ by Yasushi Inoue

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Inoue's early works cast a light upon a period of Japanese history, the post-World War Two period, that is little known to most English-speaking readers. They also reveal why he is as venerated as he is. Read More »