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Last Look at Hillary's Book

Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Books
Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman

Whether by accident or by design, Hard Choices doggedly makes the case for the person to lead us who is best placed to deliver more democracy, more freedom and more peacefulness the world over -- and it doesn't hurt that she has the biggest, most diverse rolodex on the planet.

Ashes Rain Down: A Book Review

Peter Clothier | Posted 12.04.2014 | Books
Peter Clothier

We are in Southern California, in years not very far hence. We are not post, but rather, let's say, mid-apocalypse. Not the cataclysmic event of "science fiction," it is in process, happening, very slowly, all around us.

Book Review: Uncommon Stock, Power Play

Jeremy Shure | Posted 12.02.2014 | Books
Jeremy Shure

I read Power Play in one sitting. Actually, three sittings because I needed bathroom breaks, diaper changes, and coffee. Shady venture capitalists? Desperate founders? World-changing technology? A potent mix for a startup-junkie like me.

Betrayed Moves Faster Than a Speeding Bullet

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.24.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Lisa Scottoline is an accomplished author of many books with many characters, but she is never as good as when she is writing about the characters associated with the "Rosato & Associates Novels." When she enters this world she is at her most creative and most entertaining. Luckily her new novel is one of those books.

Review: R.G. Belsky Explores the Heart of Darkness in The Kennedy Connection

Holly Cara Price | Posted 11.04.2014 | Books
Holly Cara Price

Belsky's novel is a fascinating character study of disgraced journalist Gil Malloy, on the hunt for a serial killer who may very well be in possession of a long-buried secret that could reveal the rotted, corrupt truth behind the Kennedy assassination.

A Plot for Pridemore Is in Need of a Hero

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.03.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Recently I stumbled upon a first time novelist named Stephen Roth. His book is titled A Plot for Pridemore and it is one of those books that grabs you in the first few pages and just won't turn loose. I had intended just to sample it but before I knew it, I was hooked.

Deadline Is a Perfect Blend of Drama and Humor

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.21.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

There is a lot of drama and mayhem in this story and readers of traditional Sandford books will be satisfied for sure. Still if you like a little humor in your plots, this book will more than sate that desire.

The Good Luck Cat: An Interview With Author Lissa Warren

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 12.20.2014 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Only a human pacemaker could save this beloved member of their family. Warren graciously shared with me some of her influences and experiences behind writing this moving story.

When Excellent Sheep Grow Up

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 12.15.2014 | Books
Aaron Zelinsky

Many have identified the weaknesses in Deresiewicz's jeremiad. In his forthcoming novel, Supreme Ambitions, David Lat, founder of the legal blog Above the Law, takes a different approach. What happens, he asks, to all those excellent sheep after graduation? His answer won't surprise many: The sheep get herded to law school.

Raymond L Atkins Writes With Watercolor Words

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.14.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

I am late to the party celebrating Raymond L Atkins as a talented author, but at least I have arrived.

Found Is a YA Novel Adults Will Also Enjoy

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.11.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

There are a lot of other things going on in this new book but to reveal them would be giving away too much. Suffice it to say Coben's fans of this series will have more than enough story to keep them enthralled.

'Bones Never Lie' Has Several Shades of Gray

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.04.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Kathy Reichs latest Temperance Brennan novel is a book with fifty shades of gray. No, she has not decided to delve into the wondrous world of erotica.

Hope, Friendship, and Intrigue: Nine Books to Keep You Company this Fall

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 11.26.2014 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Whether you are looking for something to restore your faith in humanity, spend some time with friends, or be immersed in a world of mystery and intrigue, here are some titles to keep you company this fall.

Charles Martin Scores Big With A Life Intercepted

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.23.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Charles Martin. Mark that name down in your head as it is one you are going to hear more and more about in the literary world. Martin is the author of ten novels including his latest A Life Intercepted and with each book his talent is more pronounced.

Book Review: Twelve Stones

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion
Christopher Zoukis

Twelve Stones is not a story of how, through determination and sheer rigid will, Ms. Carole conquered Life and made it subservient to her. It's not a tale of self-actualization. Nor is it an example of spiritual mugging.

Palmetto Moon Is a Lowcountry Novel

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.03.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

The questions of the book are whether or not Vada can escape the clutches of her parents and her fiance, and if she can find happiness with the humble man who truly loves her. The answer to these questions might not be as obvious as they appear.

Fethullah Gulen's Maxim: Live So That Others May Live

Emre Celik | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Emre Celik

Gulen places a great importance on the interdependence of individuals, communities, nations and systems on one another. Each fundamental unit within any system plays a role and has an inexplicable effect -- small or great -- on every other unit within such a system.

The Smell of Death by Bruce Duff: A Book Review

Melissa Webster | Posted 11.02.2014 | Books
Melissa Webster

The Smell of Death, is a laugh-out-loud behind-the-scenes look at the stark realities of touring small town Europe among frozen turds, haunted hotel rooms, questionable promoters and accommodations.

'A Better World' Is an Interim Book

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.27.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

The story reads like science fiction and is constantly introducing themes and premises that are hard to comprehend. The Marcus Sakey who authored this story is not the same Marcus Sakey who charmed us with earlier stories such as GOOD PEOPLE and THE AMATEURS.

'One Kick' Introduces Readers to New Chelsea Cain Characters

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.23.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Suspense writer Chelsea Cain has set aside her stories about Gretchen Lowell and Archie Sheridan in order to create a new set of characters. In her latest novel she introduces her readers to Kick Lannigan and John Bishop, two characters who are guaranteed to hold your interest.

Thelonious Rising Is a Story of Boy v. Hurricane

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.15.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Katrina was an event that still is affecting people's lives so there are many survivors out there waiting to see if Richards was true to the event and its aftermath. In my opinion she did a great job of recreating the times and the terror of this raging hurricane.

A Spy Among Friends: Book Review

Peter Clothier | Posted 10.07.2014 | Books
Peter Clothier

A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal, by Ben Macintyre is a gripping account of that period, beginning in the 1930s, when bright -- and privileged -- young people on both sides of the Atlantic looked with empathy at the post-Depression plight of the working classes and thought to find in communism an answer to injustice, poverty, and war.

Hard Choices in a Time of Extremism

Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey Marburg-Goodman

Whether by accident or by design, Hard Choices doggedly makes the case for the person to lead us who is best placed to deliver more democracy, more freedom and more peacefulness the world over -- and it doesn't hurt that this person has the biggest, most diverse rolodex on the planet.

Erika Marks Helps Us Hold On to Summer With It Comes in Waves

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.28.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

In order to totally enjoy the book the reader has to understand the actions of the four people involved. This is where the book faltered for me.

DON'T TALK TO STRANGERS Gives Readers a Chance to Meet Amanda Kyle Williams

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.22.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review Jackie K Cooper DON'T TALK TO STRANGERS by Amanda Kyle Williams ...