Book Review~~Lisa M. Wayman, Longing for Home

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Lisa M. Wayman’s book, Longing for Home, is about–well–longing for home.  It is a topic fraught with possibilities, a title the very sound of which can cause a catch in the breath, a quick flash of memory, a kind of sorrow.  Is it the longing to which we all so immediately relate?  Is it home, […]

Book Review~~”Scorched Earth, Alien Wonders” And Wait for the Subtitle!

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Delilah Jean Williams, of Seattle, Washington, has written a book whose full title is Scorched Earth, Alien Wonders: Can Earth Be Saved By This Unlikely Group of Aliens, Animals and Humans? The book’s front cover elaborates: “A humorous eco-adventure about betrayal, hope and enlightenment”   You see here that I am perfectly serious. Delilah Jean […]

Book Review~~Poisonwood Bible: Recording the Audiobook

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The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver (Author) Dean Robertson (Reader) In 1998 I was living in western Michigan.  I had five llamas, who lived in my back yard and, in the afternoons, they ate carefully chopped carrots, potatoes, yams, sometimes celery or broccoli or asparagus. Once, to their confusion, a banana. They were fenced up to […]

Book Review~~H. A. Dawson Writes Lots of Books! Here Is One

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Girl On A Train: She is a stranger, but they all know her past (Luke Adams Investigates Book 1)   Honor Amelia Dawson is a British writer living in the Fenlands of Eastern England.   She spent 20 years in Intelligence Technology (IT) as a software developer and systems analyst for one of the U.K’s […]

Book Review~~Kathleen Varn, Unveiled

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Kat Varn on a Halloween Dive Kat Varn, Author Photo Kat Varn, Teaching Belly Dancing in Jamaica                  Kat Varn, Kelly, and A Friend Performing   What do you call a book like this? Kat Varn calls it a novel. Kat Varn admits it is her story–the story […]

Book Review~~War and Growing Up Danielle A. Dahl: SIROCCO

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  In the nineteenth chapter of Sirocco, titled “My Story,” Danielle A. Dahl writes: “By age twelve, I desperately wished composition were more important than calculus. If so, I’d really shine. I enjoyed writing short paragraphs on topics the teacher assigned in class and often wondered how authors came to spin whole stories. How they […]

Book Review~~Tumblehome Learning: Revisiting Dr. Pendred Noyce

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          On December 13 2015 I published my first book review on this blog. It was a review of Dr. Pendred Noyce’s fascinating book for high-school and college students, Remarkable Minds: 17 more pioneering women in science and medicine. This lovely book is the second of two volumes of a history […]

Book Review~~Having Survived: John Fahey, Volume Two

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        Readers of my blog have met John Fahey, author of the memoir, Survival, which I reviewed here on January 6 of this year. Book Reviews-Memoirs               He is now well on the way to completing the second book, Arrival, which will continue to mark, for his […]