Yak Girl by Dorje Dolma

Yak Girl Growing up in the remote Dolpo region of Nepal Author: Dorje Dolma   The after holiday doldrum has you down.  You’re tired from throwing out Christmas cards and wrap.  The house is chaos.  A bit of sitting on the pity pot.  And then you decide to pre-order Yak Girl on Amazon.com and as you […]

Grief Works – a review

Grief Works – Stories of Life, Death and Surviving Author: Julia Samuel One of the worst, but most human of words – loss – defines all of us as we grope with the process of grief and grieving.  And yet, states Julia Samuel, grief and death are a process that we all experience, as it […]

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Book review: Black Elk

Black Elk- The Life of an American Visionary Author: Joe Jackson (Winner of the Pen/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography)   One of the best biographies certainly of 2017, this compendium of the true events of the Sioux Indians and the American government is tears in the eye compelling.  One of the best biographies I […]

Rasputin reviewed

Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs Author: Douglas Smith I have always been entranced by the fate of Nicholas and Alexandra and their children, as they were certainly a loving set of parents and husband and wife.  As one of the most tragic pairs in the history of Russia, the entrance of […]

Sisters First – a review

Sisters First Authors: Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush The daughters of George W. Bush have presented themselves with honesty and with many anecdotes that give us a taste of how readily we judge our presidents and their families; in this refreshing and engaging autobiography the Bush sisters, Jenna and Barbara tell of their […]

A review of: Desert Boys

Desert Boys Author: Chris McCormick (Picador USA) Desert Boys had me from the get-go.  No rumination needed here. A stunning debut novel incorporating urban and suburban, youth and manhood, this bildungsroman transforms into a panorama of themes:   small towns that erupt with massive growing pains into cities that bury their own; children who demand teenage […]

Music review: Out of Nowhere

We received product to facilitate this review. All opinions are strictly those of the reviewer. Out of Nowhere  Robert Lorayne Some artists make absolutely everything sound easy, and singer-songwriter Robert Lorayne is one of them.  An accomplished guitarist, Lorayne’s new CD Out of Nowhere, explores matters of the heart – love, loss, and change – with […]

Book review: The Integrity Advantage

The Integrity Advantage  Author: Kelley Kosow (CEO of the Ford Institute) In a world run amok, Kelley Kosow delivers a platform for developing self-esteem in the realm of truth – i.e., integrity. Beginning with her wedding day, Kosow delivers a message that many of us felt on that same day:  I am marrying the wrong […]

Another great Layton Green book – Written in Blood

Written in Blood Author: Layton Green My readers define a good crime novel as compelling.  I demand more.  Sparked with intelligence, intricacy, a unique plot and unbeatable plot, Layton Green has fast become my favorite crime novelists, parallel with Stieg Larsson. Written in Blood’s characters swim shark infested waters to reveal secrets that cut the […]

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