Category Archives: Book Reviews

2021 Author Alley: Nonfiction Day, Saturday, August 21st

Author Alley is Loganberry Books free annual event where readers can walk around tables to meet the region’s best writers, buy their books, and get personalized signatures. Writers will read portions of their books throughout the day. It’s a day … Continue reading

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2021 Author Alley: Fiction Day on Saturday, August 14th

Author Alley is Loganberry’s free annual event where readers can walk around tables to meet the region’s best writers, buy their books, and get personalized signatures. Writers will read portions of their books throughout the day. It’s a day of … Continue reading

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2021 BIPOC Author Showcase on Saturday, August 7th

Loganberry’s BIPOC Author Showcase is the only book fair of its kind- promoting diversity and inclusion in the literary arts- in northern Ohio through an independent bookstore. Continue reading

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Loganberry Books 15th Annual Author Alley and BIPOC Author Showcase

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Secret Societies

Secret societies- I am sure we have all heard rumors about secret organizations doing secret things behind closed doors that they are sworn to secrecy about. While I cannot confirm the existence of any real secret societies, I do enjoy … Continue reading

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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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A Literary Desegregationist Selects 11 Works Published by Black Women Writers in 2020

To witness is to humanize. Reading is an act of both witnessing and humanization. The passive activity of reading – sitting silent in a room and devoting one’s full attention to a printed page – is a powerful action. A … Continue reading

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Afrofuturism: The Diaspora Strikes Back

In an irony, new walls against immigration imperil the people who were the slave triangle’s abductees and source of capital. Black people are confined in places capital abandoned. Continue reading

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Children With a Different Point of View

I have read three excellent Teen/Middle Grade novels this summer, that all feature children with an unusual way of looking at the world. Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart, out now. Lily and Dunkin is a charming upper Middle Grade … Continue reading

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