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Mary Higgins Clark Creates Another Mystery in I've Got You Under My Skin

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.11.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Mary Higgins Clark isn't sharp and edgy; she is interesting and fun. She doesn't pile on the gore but rather just piles on the suspense. She makes reading her books an enjoyable experience.

Review: My Paris Kitchen

Anne Maxfield | Posted 04.08.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

The Accidental Locavore has long been a fan of David Lebowitz. If you're not familiar with him, David is an American chef and food writer living in Pa...

Lisa Scottoline Stumbles With KEEP QUIET

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.06.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Lisa Scottoline will undoubtedly write good books again in the future. Her talent is that great. However the failure to carry through with a logical plot in this novel will linger with her fans for some time to come.

St. John's Folly Gives Us Another Bay Tanner Mystery

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.20.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

There is so much richness in the presentation of this story that the readers can lose their cares and be totally absorbed by it all. Plus through the magic of Kathryn R. Wall's writing the passage of the last three years disappear and you are instantly back in Bay's world as if you had never left.

'Back From the Brink': A Book Review By Dr. Lloyd Sederer

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 03.10.2014 | Books
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

People with mental illness have too few examples of those who have recovered and built a life with community, relationships, purpose and pride. They, and their families, need to know about others who have recovered, with illness, and built successful and meaningful lives.

Grippando Turns Up the Heat With BLACK HORIZON

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.04.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

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The One-Minute Manager Gets 'Fit at Last'

BJ Gallagher | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

The most important message I got from their book is the value of enrolling others in helping you achieve what your commitment. Don't try to go it alone. We humans are social creatures and we do much better when we surround ourselves with people who share our vision and values.

Greek Piety, Patriotism and Beauty in the Parthenon

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 02.25.2014 | Books
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The Parthenon was the jewel of Greek religion. Like an ageless celestial mirror, it also reflected the power, patriotism, democracy and artistic and technical achievements of Athens, the premier Greek polis in the fifth century BCE.

Just Do It

Peter Clothier | Posted 02.24.2014 | Arts
Peter Clothier

Okay, I know that's a cliche. Worse, perhaps, it's a cliche born of a sneaker commercial. But how often do you hear some other person -- or yourself...

Breaking Out of a Broken System

Blake McCammon | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Blake McCammon

Did you know that 1.2 million people die from malaria each day? The ironic thing is that a simple $4 pill can help eradicate this insidious disease.

Rise Like Environmental Lions

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 02.13.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Environmental health is controversial. Are we saying we care for the natural world, giving it human-like life and health? Second, is environmental hea...

THE DEEPEST SECRET Shows the Strengths and Weaknesses of Carla Buckley's Writing Skills

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.14.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

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Heroines Gone Wild

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.09.2014 | Books
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Once upon a time, if a woman wanted to make it in the world she had to keep ...

Human Footprints to a Harrowing Future

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

I have read dozens of books dealing with the natural world and the environmental crisis. But rarely have I come across the mirror of the world I disco...

Leila Meacham's Somerset Is a Must-read for Fiction Lovers

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.05.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Just when you think the winter blahs have gotten the best of you, a novel comes along that makes you want to hole up in your house and read and read and read. Such a novel is Leila Meacham's stirring saga Somerset.

Paris Letters: Relax and Let the Journey Unfold

Lisa Niver Rajna | Posted 04.05.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Niver Rajna

Luckily for MacLeod, as "Christophe pointed out, 'our whole life is a honeymoon.'" Not everyone has a man who says, "I am picking up a princess. I need to look like a prince, not a chauffeur." But I can say that MacLeod made a resolution that allowed her dreams to come true and so did I.

The American Health Care Paradox: A Book Review

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

So, who is responsible for our health? The answer seems to be everyone! The problems we face in health care and social welfare are so vast that their solutions must embrace about everything known and in all sectors -- and then all the remedies identified have to be thrown against the wall of ill health in order for a good bit to stick.

Phillip Margolin Heads West For His Latest Legal Thriller

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.27.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Phillip Margolin has been writing legal thrillers for quite a few years now. His latest novel, Worthy Brown's Daughter, is a little bit of a change of pace for him.

Book Review: Pomegranate Peace

Peter Van Buren | Posted 03.24.2014 | Books
Peter Van Buren

Pomegranate Peace, a new novel by Rashmee Roshan Lall, is a funny, sad and all-too-true piece of fiction about the failure of U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. The novel is also a cookbook.

Two Books About Two Great Indian Chiefs Miss the Point

Tim Giago | Posted 03.21.2014 | Books
Tim Giago

The two books were written by different authors but they have one thing in common; they denigrate the American Indian while patting him on the back at the same time.

'The Invention of Wings' Is a Passionately Written Book

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.19.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Some books make you feel the author was having a great time writing them. Other books are ponderous and make you feel the author labored mightily to p...

Angry White Men: A Book Review

Tristan Bridges | Posted 03.18.2014 | Books
Tristan Bridges

Sociologist Michael Kimmel's new book, Angry White Men, dissects the rage many of these men experience and connects it with the anger experienced by a diverse collection of middle and lower-middle-class white boys and men.

'Fear Nothing' Is Dark and Intense

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.05.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Are our lives determined by nature or by nurture? Is there an evil seed that children of evil carry? Author Lisa Gardner writes her most intriguing and complex novel to date, exceeding her past efforts.

Karen White's Return to Tradd Street Is Full of Romance, Drama and Ghosts

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 02.25.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

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'Quiet Dell' by Jayne Anne Phillips

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 02.18.2014 | Books
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

The moment when Duty, twice the survivor of families lost to disaster, is reconnected to murdered 9-year-old Annabel Eicher through her worn doll, Mrs. Pomeroy, will not leave a dry eye. Quiet Dell is a rare book. We readers are taken on a brilliant literary journey that passes through the netherworld but leaves us touched by grace.