Book Review

Book Review: THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN By Garth Stein

THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN By: Garth Stein Published: May 5, 2008 Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny…
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Book Review: Proof of Heaven by Mary Curran Hackett

PROOF OF HEAVEN By Mary Curran Hackett Published: November 1, 2011 He might be young, but Colm already recognizes the truth: that he’s sick and not getting better. His mother, Cathleen, fiercely believes her faith will protect her ailing son, but Colm is not so sure. With a wisdom far beyond his years, Colm has…
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THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS By:  Rebecca Skloot Published:  February 2, 2010 Non-Fiction Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine.…
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Review and Giveaway: Call Me When You Land by Michael Schiavone

GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. THANKS FOR ENTERING! CALL ME WHEN YOU LAND By:  Michael Schiavone Published: October 21, 2011 On the brink of her fortieth birthday, Katie Olmstead is in no mood to celebrate. Still tending bar to support a stalled art career, she continues to struggle with her temperamental teenage son, C.J., who wants less…
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Book Review: Mai Tai One On by Jill Marie Landis

MAI TAI ONE ON By Jill Marie Landis Book 1 of the Tiki Goddess Series Published July 1, 2011 – Book August 24, 2011 – Kindle Six months ago, if anyone would have told Em Johnson she’d end up divorced, broke, and running the dilapidated Tiki Goddess Bar on the magical North Shore of Kauai she…
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Book Review: Pretty Neat by Alicia Rockmore and Sarah Welch

PRETTY NEAT The buttoned-up way to get organized and let go of perfection By: Alicia Rockmore and Sarah Welch Published:  October 26, 2010 About the book: Negative self-image. Fantasy-induced overspending. Marital tension. A new kind of airbrushed concoction is wreaking havoc on homes and psyches, and Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore have a name for it:…
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Book Review: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS By Vanessa Diffenbaugh Published August 23, 2011 Fiction The Victorian language of flowers was used to express emotions: honeysuckle for devotion, azaleas for passion, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it has been more useful in communicating feelings like grief, mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in…
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Book Review: Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore

SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME By: Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent Published: June 15, 2006 Non-Fiction From the back of the book: A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery.  An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel.   A gutsy woman with a…
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Book Review: 100 Days to Christmas by Jennifer Tankersley

100 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS – eBOOK A Daily Dose of Inspiration and Motivation for a Meaningful Holiday Season By Jennifer Tankersley Published September 2011 September 16 begins your countdown to 100 days to Christmas.  This book is a step-by-step guide to getting things done so you can relax and truly enjoy the wonder and beauty of the…
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Review: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

CUTTING FOR STONE By Abraham Verghese Published February 3, 2009 Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother’s death in childbirth and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural…
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