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Elizabeth Street by Laurie Fabiano (Author) Reviewed by Herman LeRoy Emmet, author, Fruit Tramps, a Family of Migrant Farmworkers, University of New Mexico Press, ISBN 0826311571. Laurie Fabiano's excellent book, Elizabeth Street, reminds me of the mysteriously situated Guido's restaurant I used to frequent, located on West 38th Street at 511 Ninth Avenue in New York City. ...
A King of Infinite Space
What I want in a book
I have made a mistake in reading other reviewers, and it makes me question my taste level. For what it's worth, I could not put this book down. I want a book that makes me beg for more, that propels me to the next page, that requires me to turn page after page to know WHAT HAPPENED NEXT!?!? I freely admit that I love Law and Order. Love CSI, love all that "formulaic" stuff. Sometimes I get ...
The Last Block In Harlem
Unforgettably haunting and beautiful debut novel
First, I must say to Christopher Herz a heart-felt "Well done!" The Last Block in Harlem was one of the most beautiful, thought-provoking, enlightening, captivating, and brilliantly penned novels I have read in a very long time. There aren't many modern books that can make me laugh and cry, but this one did just that, all within the very first chapter. From that moment on, I was hooked. I read it ...
Page from a Tennessee Journal (AmazonEncore Edition)
Didn't want it to end!
Someone please tell me that Ms Howard is writing another book NOW. This is one of those books that I enjoyed so much I tried to read slower as I came close to the end. The story is mesmerizing and sadly, I believe, an account of actual events that happened during that period of time. I'm from the South and she sure writes like a Southerner even if she's not. We'll adopt her if she promises to ...
The Static of the Spheres
A classic we have all heard of and never read. Well written and interesting, though woefully short, captures the essence of a bond between a grandfather and a grandson.
Strings Attached by Nick Nolan
Until I haven't read this book I was thinking that the "strings attached" of the title was a way to refer to emotional links, and in a way it's like that since Jeremy, the 17 years old who is the main character of this coming of age novel has never had the safety you usually find in a family while you are growing up: his father died when he was only a little baby, her mother has an alcohol ...
Sweet Farts: Rippin' It Old School
A worthy sequel
Even if you aren't into farts (and what parent of a little boy isn't even somewhat knowledgable about the subject) you will love the Sweet Farts books! Truly a cool book and a great read. Our favorite time is bedtime (because of course, lying down its easier to sneak in a silent but deadly) and while a relaxing bedtime routine is ideal, I just can't help reading these books and watching my ...
Shaken (Teaser Chapters) (Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Mysteries)
Promises An Action-packed Thrill Ride
Police officer Jack Daniels wakes bound and gagged on a cold concrete floor. How did she get there? The answer seems connected to a prostitute killer and a dead body Jack and her partner found in a dumpster several years earlier. Although the sample of this book is short, I'm already pulled into the story. I can't wait to see how Jack gets herself out of this one.
Perfect on Paper: The (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson
Waverly Bryson has to be the luckiest girl in the world. After years of disastrous blind dates and her hopes of love being dashed, she has finally become a bride to be. Her fiancée? Only the gorgeous and wealthy Aaron Vaughn III. But suddenly things go horribly wrong. Just two weeks shy of becoming a wife, Aaron breaks it off with Waverly, telling her he's just not in love with her. Ouch. Waverly ...
Andrew Xia Fukuda writes with authority. One of the major problems with small press books is the quality of the writing and editing. But Fukuda's grammar is good and his control of language is strong. CROSSING moves from meditative to harsh to creepy smoothly. The story moves back and forth in time, and I only found the transition jarring once. (Xing's father's death happens suddenly, and there ...
A Cruel Harvest
Paul Reid has managed what I thought was impossible: to write a compelling storyline that has a hero with all the strength and bravery of a Patrick O'Brian lead, and a heroine with all the fortitude and fearlessness of Daphne Du Maurier's best - and for it to seem inevitable and right for them to be together. Perhaps it's best that they spend most of the novel oceans apart. There are two ...
They Never Die Quietly
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Purchasing books on line is well worth it especially for the price that is available on Amazon. I have not been disappointed with any purchase so far.
Loved this book... couldn't put it down. I was terrified, turned on, and brought to tears :)
GREYHOUND A dear friend sent this book to me and am I glad that she did. This is one too good to miss. Thank you, Judy darling! We meet soon to be 12 year-old Sebastien Ranes living in Stockton, California with his mom. Mom is the type who has children but doesn't care about and/or take care of her them. Her daughter, Beanie, lives in Pennsylvania with her grandparents. Guess what? ...
A Scattered Life
I loved this novel! The characters were so believable, and the story was amazing as it unfolded. I was pleasantly surprised by the turns in the novel. Excellent read! Keep them coming, Karen!
An Amazing First Novel
LEGACY, by 16 year old author Cayla Kluver, is a beautifully written, captivating YA fantasy. Cayla's words flow off the page, creating a medieval world and fascinating characters that come alive and envelop the reader. I truly found LEGACY to be a surprisingly imaginative read. In LEGACY we meet Alera, the crown princess of Hytanica. As Alera approaches her 18th birthday, she finds that ...
AWOL on the Appalachian Trail (Updated Edition)
best book about the at period
this book is by far the best book i've read on the subject of hiking the appalachian trail. awol takes you along with him on his journey. this is not like your normal narrative. you are right there walking with him, his writing is remarkable.. when i tell you you are hiking with him, you really are, you feel all the pain sometimes frustration and all the magic the trail has to offer. the book ...
Herb 'n' Lorna
Fun, sweet, amusing, and quirky
I found this to be a fun, delightful book that hinted at some blue subjects but kept it all above board while maintaining a playful nature throughout. When you read that Herb and Lorna made "erotic jewelry" which shows artistic depictions of nudes and animated sex acts, you may think you are in for a dirty story, but Kraft has an artful way of creating and expanding two characters that are so ...
Silent Tears: A Journey Of Hope In A Chinese Orphanage
A passion for Chinese orphans
Ms. Bratt's book, Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage, tells of realizing her dream of volunteering in a Chinese orphanage. As she decribes her struggles... physical and emotional, the reader can experience what she has described. It's an easy book to read and one that flows very well. As she describes each child, you have the same hope that she had in helping him or her. You ...
The Berry Bible: With 175 Recipes Using Cultivated and Wild, Fresh and Frozen Berries
A must for berry lovers ....
I'm lucky enough to live in the Pacific NW, where berries are a huge part of the agricultural landscape during the summer. Right now, raspberries are in season, and blueberries are coming on, too. In a few weeks, huckleberries will be ready for picking up in the mountains, in hidden patches off the fire roads. I'm a berry lover and proud of that fact. I mention this only to set context for ...
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