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Where good books are reviewed

That’s Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s “New Book Review” blog. You will find reviews there of books by authors new to you, enlarging your reading horizon. This past month, Carolyn has had obligations beyond her usual frantic pace, because she has had to … Continue reading

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Anikó: The stranger who loved me, reviewed by Holli Kenley

A Generational Story of Love and Loyalty and the Losses Within Each When I began reading Ankió: The Stranger Who Loved Me, I was eager to devour a biography. Knowing it was a generational story of a Jewish family set … Continue reading

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Review of Daughters betrayed by their mothers by Holli Kenley

This book is the report of a qualitative research project, exploring the lives of seven women, each of whom grew up with a damaging mother, and each of whom achieved a wonderful, remarkable recovery. Whatever your source of damage, if … Continue reading

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Pop likes to see the gloom lifted

I say I am a Professional Grandfather. Michael Thal refers to himself as Pop. So, we are two of a kind, doing what we can to make the world a better place for the young people of today. In this … Continue reading

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Review of Beyond Carbon Neutral: How we fix the climate crisis now by Samuel Goodman

Discourse on climate change is fraught with emotion, which generates more heat than light. In contrast, Samuel Goodman calmly examines the evidence, and presents it in a book that logically describes the problem, and what we can do about it. … Continue reading

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Carl Stonier reviews Sleeper, Awake

It’s been very many years since I read a science fiction book, but I remember that scientist and sci-fi master Isaac Asimov always said that he would not write anything which was not possible within our understanding of science — … Continue reading

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Lost but Found by Lauren Persons

Lauren Persons is a grandmother who loves all children (one of my mob). One of her sources of distress is empathy for all the kids in the world who have lost loved ones to this devious virus, with little end … Continue reading

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Lifting the Gloom, reviewed by Theresa Hortley

I wish I could write fiction. I wish I could write fiction like Bob Rich. This little book is full of gems, ranging from quite a few exactly-100-word stories to engrossing tales of perhaps 8000 words. How can you bring … Continue reading

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Review of Angel of Aleppo by Jon Cocks

A story of genocide just has to be terrible. This story is, and I have all too much empathy, but once I started, I couldn’t stop reading. Everyone knows about the Holocaust, but history has largely ignored the earlier, equally … Continue reading

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Review of From Misery to Hope by Robert Palmer and Kary Youman

Robert was a musician with considerable fame and achievements spanning over 40 years. However, he suffered from bipolar disorder, and used illegal drugs to deal with the pain. Then he died. He returned from clinical death a changed person, as … Continue reading

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