• A heartwarming take on first dog story

    It’s the kind of novel with historical facts and lots of action that will immediately grab the attention of young people, their parents and teachers. In “The Wolf’s Boy,” author Susan Williams Beckhorn introduces readers to the Paleolithic .

  • War, heroism, forbidden love in ‘Castle’

    “The Castle of Kings,” is an entertaining and educational work of historical fiction. Set in 1524 and 1525 in the Wasgau region of Germany, near where the Queich River flows into the Rhine, the story is dominated by the German Peasants’ War, .

  • Social justice through tea

    “The Way of Tea and Justice, Rescuing the World’s Favorite Beverage from Its Violent History” is a personal account by Episcopalian priest, Rev. Becca Stevens, of how she lives her faith through exceptional social justice action. In 2001, in conjunction .

  • Don’t take reading too seriously; enjoy books

    Not surprisingly, in my work as a librarian I spend a lot of time discussing books: what people are reading, how people select books and how they experience books. Reading is one of the few activities that has stood the .

  • Tripp uses novel format to explore artist’s life

    One of the most well known American, female artists is Georgia O’Keeffe, known for her sensual flowers and Southwest imagery. However, she has never appreciated the female appellation before the word “artist” used to describe her. That women in .

  • Intriguing characters in Cold War spy novel

    “The Unfortunate Englishman” is a Cold War spy novel, and a good one. Most of the action takes place in the 1960s, but there are pertinent flashbacks to the late 1940s. The protagonist is Joe Wilderness, an apt nickname for .

  • Local pastor writes on faith

    For a number of years Paul Barkey has been producing Christian daily devotional books of fascinating historical narratives, artfully weaving facts together and tying them to Scripture and real-life spiritual applications for his readers. Now comes a new entry to .

  • New perspective on history

    This reality-based novel covers the years 1897 to 1919 and is based on the life of Charlotte Bill, the British nanny hired to care for the six children of the Duke and Duchess of York at Sandringham Estate. This is a fascinating .

  • Books describing rise to success of famous chefs

    Who can resist the temptation of a nicely seasoned meal and a beautiful presentation? If you’re like me, you wonder about the thought and planning that goes into the dining experience at a nice restaurant, and you speculate about .

  • Journalist tells story of Detroit’s uphill battle

    For decades, the country has viewed Detroit as a punching bag of sorts, a once-great city that staggered through the decline of the auto industry and fell down for the count when it filed for bankruptcy in 2013. With more than $18 .

  • Reynolds’ latest novel fails to uphold legacy

    Alastair Reynolds, for those who have not heard of him, is a British hard science fiction author who has a PhD in astronomy and worked for 13 years for the European Space Agency. While working, he began writing a book that .

  • ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’: Script format limits story

    No other book series in recent memory has captured the world’s imagination quite like Harry Potter. The seven-book series by British author J.K. Rowling has sold millions and millions of copies and also spawned eight blockbuster movies. Readers .


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