~ Book Reviews ~
Terry and Ann offer book reviews of both fiction and non-fiction works. No shilling here; merely insights into each book’s themes, setting, characters, and writing style.
Pearl and Angela by Bernadette Y. Connor Bee-Con Books at Smashwords Publication date: July 1, 2006 404 pages ISBN: 978-0971583856 The story in a nutshell: It’s the late 1940s in an unnamed hamlet somewhere in the American Midwest. In her early 40s, husband long gone,...read more
Autumn Shadows in August by Robert W. Norris Lulu Press Ebook version: Smashwords.com Publication date: February 2006 108 pages ISBN: 1-4116-7297-6 The story in a nutshell: American expatriate and English teacher David Thompson, now in mid-life, and his Japanese wife,...read more
Hystera by Leora Skolkin-Smith Fiction Studio Books Published November 16, 2011 194 pages ISBN: 978-1936558186 he story in a nutshell – April, 1974: Lilly, a bright college girl (Sara Lawrence) attempts suicide and commits herself to a mental hospital in New York...read more
Plant Teacher by Caroline Alethia Publication date: 7 January 2012 Published by: CreateSpace 298 pages ISBN-13: 978-0-9814942-9-6 The story in a nutshell: Three Americans search for their own destinies in La Paz as political clouds gather over Bolivia in late 2007 and...read more
Let’s toast The Help and author Kathryn Stockett’s success. OK . . . now let’s drink to Skeeter, Aibileen, Minny, Celia and the whole cast of the movie for bringing Kathryn’s creations visually to life. As a chaser, let’s down a grand old sherry for all these winners,...read more
blogpost by Ann Marshall If you are feeling sad, which of the following is most likely to cheer you up: Watching reruns of your favorite sitcom Reading a novel Tuning into the news. Answer: reading a novel, according to researchers at the University of Maryland, as...read more
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