Author Archives: Sarah Willis

About Sarah Willis

I have been working at Loganberry Books for ten years. Before that I was a writer (four published books with FS&G and Penguin), and now I am a bookseller and a photographer. I research and order new books, as well as do whatever is needed to help make Loganberry Books the best bookstore in Ohio. I am also very good at recommending books. All of us at Loganberry are eclectic readers. Please ask for recommendations if you need or want one!

The Low Desert by Tod Goldberg

The characters in The Low Desert are gangsters, murders, criminals, and those caught up in the underbelly of the brutal world of crime and broken lives. The stories maybe cringe-worthy, frightening, and sad, but Tod Goldberg finds the heart and … Continue reading

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American Daughter By Stephanie Thorton Plymale

American Daughter by Stephanie Thornton Plymale is one of the most astonishing memoirs I’ve ever read. Our assumptions at the beginning of this story are upended by the discoveries Stephanie makes about her mother just before her mother dies, just … Continue reading

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Last Tang Standing, by Lauren Ho, reviewed by Susan Petrone

Andrea Tang is 33 (almost), working to make partner at one of the top law firms in Singapore, and surrounded by good friends. She has it all except someone to share it with. Then she meets Eric, an older, sexy … Continue reading

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Members Only, by Sameer Pandya, reviewed by Susan Petrone

Raj Bhatt is a happily married Indian-American with the holy trifecta–job, kids, mortgage. He’s happy but hasn’t always felt like he fits in. When he says absolutely the wrong thing to an African American couple applying for membership to the … Continue reading

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The Final Frontiersman by James Campbell

You can’t get any closer to escapist literature or off the grid stories than The Final Frontiersman : Heimo Korth and His Family, Alone in Alaska’s Arctic Wilderness by James Campbell, narrated by Dan Warren. At the age of twenty, … Continue reading

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The Stand, By Stephen King

The Stand, By Stephen King.  What can I say besides I’ve read this book three times and am about to read it again?  It’s a classic Dystopian, Apocalyptic, End-of-the-world-because-of-a-deadly-virus, Quest-for-Salvation, Good-vs-Evil book with a plot and characters that keep you … Continue reading

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Surrender by Ray Loriga, translated by Carolina De Robertis

I loved Surrender by Ray Lorica, which just came out.  It’s a strange and disturbing novel about a dystopian future in a fictional country, ten years after a war that no one understands. The whole novel is narrated by one … Continue reading

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Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

This is the book that began my fascination with epic disasters in cold, icy places. I guess I wanted to understand why people risk their lives for adventure or exploration, which I admit I still don’t understand after reading dozens … Continue reading

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The River of Doubt : Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey, by Candice Millard

Did you know that Theodore Roosevelt ran for a third term, this time with the Progressive Party, a new, independent third party? That when he lost, he decided to join an expedition of The River of Doubt, a tributary of … Continue reading

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Franci’s War: A Woman’s Story of Survival, by Franci Rabinek Epstein

              I love non-fiction about strong people who struggle through frightening events to somehow survive all the odds. These stories grab me because I want to believe we can persevere through the worst, but knowing that survival will take determination … Continue reading

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