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Book Review: Armando ‘Chunky’ Ibarra – ‘Loyalty and Betrayal,’ An Inside Look at the Mexican Mafia (La Eme)

Armando 'Chunky' Ibarra's true crime memoir.

The book walks a fine line between self-incrimination and gritty details. Ibarra knows how to show without "telling." The story ripples with gunfire and credibility. It inspires deeper thought, since the profitability of drugs is what drives gang motivations. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Street Photography: The Art of Capturing the Candid Moment’ by Gordon Lewis

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Gordon Lewis, a photographer with some forty years of experience, has written a clear primer on street photography. Read More »

Interview: Dr. Liane Brouillette, Author of ‘Help Your Child to Thrive: Making the Best of a Struggling Public Education System’

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"After writing two academic books about public schools, I recognized there was a need for a book that would explain these same issues to a broader audience." Read More »

Book Review: ‘Dead Wake’ by Erik Larson

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Erik Larson’s latest offering, "Dead Wake", is a you-are-there retelling of one of history’s most famous maritime disasters. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Wife of the Deceased’ by Dawn M. Bell

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Grieving readers will be able to recognize that they are not alone and will appreciate the validation of their feelings in Dawn M. Bell's book, "Wife of the Deceased." Read More »

Book Review: ‘Agapé: Heaven & Earth’ by Bob MacKenzie – Celebrating Fifty Years Of Poetry

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Fifty years of innovative, creative and inspired poetry Read More »

Book Review: ‘Anatomia Sambuci: The Anatomy of the Elder’ by Dr. Martin Blochwich

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A tome from the Middle Ages, "The Anatomy of the Elder" details the use of the Elder or Elderberry tree as a physic for a raft of illnesses and makes for intriguing reading. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Where You Go Is Not Who’ll You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania’ by Frank Bruni

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Frank Bruni investigates the madness of the college admissions process, and offers a needed new perspective. Read More »

Interview: Susie Kinslow Adams, Author of ‘My Mother My Child’

"Her progressing dementia and congestive heart failure along with other health issues made caring for her difficult at times."

Susie Kinslow Adams, Author of 'My Mother My Child' talks with Blogcritics about her new book, and her passion for those in the trenches of daily life. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Black Sabbath: Symptom of the Universe’ by Mick Wall

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Mick Wall has uncovered the definitive Black Sabbath story, along with the solo ride of Ozzy Osbourne in 'Black Sabbath: Symptom of the Universe.' Read More »