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Book Review: ‘Camille Claudel,’ A Biography by Jeanne Fayard

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The mistress of Auguste Rodin was a gifted sculptor in her own right. What early influences shaped this woman's amazing life and work? Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Dress Shop of Dreams,’ Magical Realism by Menna van Praag

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The magic Etta’s needle weaves just might inspire readers to weave a little (real) magic of their own, born out of faith and perseverance. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Woman with a Gun,’ A Romantic Murder Mystery by Phillip Margolin

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When a murder occurs one of the pieces of evidence is a photo shot just after the fact. The photo depicts a space in time where imagination sets the scene. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Cattle Kate,’ A Historical Novel by Janna Bommersbach

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Bommersbach tells the story of the only woman ever lynched in the Wyoming Territory. Read More »

Graphic Novel Review: ‘The Hospital Suite,’ Autobiographical Comics by John Porcellino

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Readers are invited along on a man's journey through the struggles and triumphs of life. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Big Mama Thornton: The Life and Music’ by Michael Sporke

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While this is a useful reference book about a blues legend who deserves to be remembered, it ultimately provides little personal information about Big Mama Thonrton's life. Read More »

Book Review: ‘We are the Destroyers,’ Sci-Fi Romance by D. K. Lindler

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Bel’lar is a military man in charge of an important fact finding mission. He is challenged with finding a mythical planet where they may find hope. Read More »

Comic Review: ‘Falling Rock National Park,’ Indie Comics by Josh Shalek

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Indie comics at their finest, with plenty of reference to Bill Watterson. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Our First Christmas; A Holiday Anthology’ by Lisa Jackson, Mary Burton, Mary Carter and Cathy Lamb

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Four writers deliver holiday tales packed with suspense and romance. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Book of Zev’ by Marilyn Horowitz

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Even though the author relies on amazing coincidences more than I like, the plot moved quickly and the book is very well written and entertaining. It is certainly a commendable effort and worthy of book club discussions about human existence and our relationship to G-d. Read More »