The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand

Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent Nantucket couples who count each other as best friends. As pillars of their close-knit community, the MacAvoys, Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers are important to their friends and neighbors, and especially to each other. But just before the beginning of another idyllic summer, Greg and Tess are… Continue reading The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand

Excerpt from The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts by Tom Farley, Jr., and Tanner Colby

I read The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts and will have the review up soon.  It’s mostly comprised of interviews with the friends, family and co-workers of Chris.  Below is Chapter 6 from the book and is a good example of the format used to tell the story of Chris Farley.  (Thanks… Continue reading Excerpt from The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts by Tom Farley, Jr., and Tanner Colby

The Wolves Keeper Legend by Sylvia Weber

The Wolves Keeper Legend is the debut novel of Sylvia Weber.  Printed by Vanguard Press in the UK, it’s categorized as General / Children’s fiction.  The English and Gaelic vocabulary lend the book as suitable to pre-teens or teenagers.  The book contains two intertwined stories.  One story is about Sealgair and Awena, two lovers who… Continue reading The Wolves Keeper Legend by Sylvia Weber

Annies Ghosts by Steve Luxenberg

Washington Post associate editor Steve Luxenberg is a master of investigative journalism.  The editor of two Pulitzer Prize-winning series, Luxenberg has now written his most compelling story: his exploration of his late mother’s secret. Beth Luxenberg always claimed to be an only child, but a chance mention led to the discovery that she had been… Continue reading Annies Ghosts by Steve Luxenberg

Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison

Over the years I’ve heard Kim Harrison’s name and Amazon keeps trying to recommend her Hollows Series to me.  The titles are all clever takes on movie titles (mostly starring Clint Eastwood).  It wasn’t until Lisa Damian’s interview with Kim Harrison that I decided I would give the series a try.  She seemed like such a… Continue reading Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison

The Trap by John Smelcer

The Columbus Metropolitan Library offers recommendations by the librarians on its web site and that was how I heard of The Trap. Johnny Least-Weasel knows that his grandfather Albert is a stubborn old man who won’t stop checking his own traplines, even though other men his age stopped doing so years before.  But Albert Least-Weasel has… Continue reading The Trap by John Smelcer

That Went Well by Terrell Harris Dougan

That Went Well is more than a funny memoir about growing up with and caring for a special needs sibling.  It personalizes the movement to create day care centers and free public education for children with special needs.  The reader meets Terrell Harris Dougan, her sister Irene Harris, and the people who come into their… Continue reading That Went Well by Terrell Harris Dougan

Author Interviews Work

Last week I listened to a Kathy Griffin interview on NPR on my way into work.  At one point she mentioned she knew NPR listeners were readers.  Poor Kathy either forgot to mention or it was cut out that her own book is being released in September.  The title is a plea for Oprah to… Continue reading Author Interviews Work

Baron Thinks Dogs are People Too! by Laurie Dean

Cute and lovable Baron wants a best friend… but in an effort to get his family’s attention, Baron’s lively antics take him in the wrong direction.  After being whisked away to doggie school, Baron learns important lessons about behaving himself.  But will he ever find the friendship his furry heart longs for? Baron sounds a… Continue reading Baron Thinks Dogs are People Too! by Laurie Dean