Category Archives: Book Reviews

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins is an amazing read.  I will think about the characters in this book every time I watch the news and see immigrants trying to get into the USA.  I will think about the characters in … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: Great New and Upcoming Children’s/Teen Lit

Hello Everyone, I have been making a point to learn more about children’s literature recently, and to that end, I have been checking out review copies of many upcoming children’s and teen books.  Here are the most engaging ones I … Continue reading

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New and Upcoming Books on Poverty

Hello everybody.  Hope you had a great summer!  Today’s book reviews cover the subject of poverty in America.  Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back-Row America by Chris Arnade (Available now) Much like the 1890’s classic How the Other Half Lives, Dignity … Continue reading

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Book Reviews – Social Justice

On my ongoing quest to find excellent sociology books, I have come across some great books related to social justice, including sexual assault and racial relations.  Have a look…  Good Kids, Bad City, by Kyle Swenson.  This book is an … Continue reading

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Forbidden Love: Lisa Jones Gentry and Joe Steele

Forbidden Love, penned by Harvard graduates Joe Steele and Lisa Jones Gentry, reminds one of Colleen McCoullough’s 1977 epic bestseller, Thornbirds, intertwined with the 2016 award winning movie, Loving.  Forbidden Love is a retelling of the sexual-romantic relationship between Father … Continue reading

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Five Tips on Writing from novelist Angela Crook

Novelist Angela Crook, who most recently authored the thriller Chasing Naveh, held her book launch at Loganberry Books on Sunday, March 10.  During the question and answer period in her well-attended event, she shared her wisdom about writing: Get support … Continue reading

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COMING SOON: The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins (May 2019)

Sara Collins’ debut novel, The Confessions of Frannie Langton, is simultaneously the heir to Sarah Waters and Toni Morrison that I’m always looking for, and also a completely new voice and incandescent love story I didn’t know I needed. The … Continue reading

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Top New and Upcoming Psychology Books!

We are in the process of revitalizing our social sciences section, and there are two new, and one upcoming, psychology books in particular that I have found are wonderful reads! 1. The Collected Schizophrenias, by Esme Weijun Wang.  I cannot … Continue reading

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Survival Kit’s Apocalypse by Beverly Williams

When you read the words “zombie apocalypse,” you probably think you’re in for a gory fright-fest. But Beverly Williams’ post-apocalyptic novel Survival Kit’s Apocalypse is less about the horrors of its zombified world and more about the exquisitely personal terrors … Continue reading

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Comics For a Strange World by Reza Farazmand

     With sparseness and simplicity, Comics For A Strange World, reminds us of the beautiful absurdity in being alive. Whether the narrator is a smoking ghost, a caveman or a pigeon, Farazmand uses blunt honesty to delve into both common … Continue reading

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