Book Reviews

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Awakening A Leader’s Soul
By: Gaurav Bhalla, Ph.D. (Author)

In summary, Awakening A Leader’s Soul: Learnings Through Immortal Poems by Gaurav Bhalla, Ph.D. is...

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July 12, 2017

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Ultimate Verdict by Michael Winstead
By: Michael Winstead (Author)

In summary, for lovers of crime novels and courtroom drama, Ultimate Verdict by Michael Winstead del...

books - fiction
July 11, 2017

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The Robber Of Youth – A Novel
By: Keith Julius (Author)

The Robber Of Youth by Keith Julius is simultaneously gut wrenching, heart breaking, shocking, yet u...

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June 14, 2017

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Caveman at the End of the World
By: Brad Rau (Author)

Caveman at the End of the World delivers a superbly original story that moves along with lifelike ac...

books - fiction
June 12, 2017

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My Real Hue

By: Daniel Yves Eisner (Author)

"My Real Hue
 by Daniel Yves Eisner will make you laugh and cry, and entice you to reflect on your...

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June 11, 2017

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The Friar
By: Samantha A. Cole (Author)

"An excellent novel, mixing romance and suspense in a highly believable setting. The story moves alo...

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June 2, 2017

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Payment in Kind
By: Joseph M. Luguya (Author)

"A realistic novel that spans across borders, oceans and continents, yet succeeds in remaining solid...

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May 31, 2017

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In Black & White – A Novel
By: Catherine Lavender (Author)

"A story of uncovering past sins, shocking truths, and touching kindness, rooted in American’s sti...

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April 1, 2017

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The Other La Bohème
By: Yorker Keith (Author)

"A superb rendition of the classic adage that life imitates art (and vice versa). The storyline of i...

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March 26, 2017

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Ice Cold
By: Christopher Spence (Author)

"A compelling novel that paints a vibrant canvas of young adults (and the adults in their lives) con...

books - fiction
March 18, 2017

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Tipper Lake
By: W.Thomas Geer (Author)

"The story moves along at a fast pace and high suspense, the characters are believable and interesti...

books - fiction
February 17, 2017

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Clash of Angels (Book One: The Unseen War)
By: Jeremiah Cross (Author)

"An engaging, thrilling adventure that pits powerful players against each other in realistic yet fan...

books - fiction
February 15, 2017

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Unusual Bible Interpretations: Hosea
By: Rabbi Israel Drazin, PhD (Author)

"Invaluable new insights--not only with respect to Hosea as a man and as a thinker, but also in help...

books - non-fiction
January 29, 2017

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Who Was the Biblical Prophet Samuel?
By: Rabbi Israel Drazin, PhD (author)

"Who Was the Biblical Prophet Samuel? Prolific author Israel Drazin's new book answers this question...

books - non-fiction
January 29, 2017

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Oracles
By: Mario Brooks (Author)

"A wonderful journey through ideas and reflections, which, as its concluding paragraph aptly says, a...

books - spiritualityphilosophy
December 28, 2016

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The Returno to the Inferno
By: Luigi Enrico Pietra D'Oro

"As with his previous books, the author manages to simultaneously induce bursts of uncontrollable la...

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November 24, 2016

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Voodoo Child, Book One: Zombie Uprising
By: William Burke (Author)

"With a great lead female protagonist, richly colorful set of secondary characters, plenty of roarin...

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October 5, 2016

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Remembrance of Blue Roses
By: Yorker Keith (Author)

"A gem of a novel, providing a deep and satisfying journey with flesh-and-blood characters, excellen...

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August 2, 2016

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Feeding the Enemy by J. R. Sharp
By: J. R. Sharp (Author)

"There’s passion and romance, life and death, suspense and lust, all told with an underlying sense...

books - fiction
July 21, 2016

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Aunt Betty Horns In
By: Sally Sockwell (Author)

"A hilarious children book that will provide parents with at least as much fun as their kids, while ...

books - children
June 13, 2016

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Catalyst: A Red Dog Thriller
By: Blou Bryant (Author)

"A well-written, exciting debut thriller that brings together the best elements of a great James Bon...

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May 21, 2016

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His Kate – A Novel
By: Sue Krawitz (Author)

"A powerful story with authentic emotional depth, real-life characters, intriguing set of circumstan...

books - fiction
May 4, 2016

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Please Don’t Ask
By: Lyman A. Ditson (Author)

“A wonderful poetry collection that will delight readers with its authentic humanity, deep insight...

books - poetry
April 8, 2016

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Slave to the Dream
By: Shades Wright (Author)

"In “Slave to the Dream”, Shades Wright tells his gut wrenching, heart breaking, surprising, and...

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March 25, 2016

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Vengeful Unhinged
By: Jerry Sonenblick (Author)

"A thrilling, fast-paced novel that offers exciting, fictionalized accounts of actual legal, politic...

books - fiction
March 24, 2016

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Half Past Noon in Cuba
By: Maximiliano Febles (Author)

"A breathtaking story of a family in the midst of chaos, struggling with all they have to stay stron...

books - fiction
March 23, 2016

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Sanguine Rose – A Novel
By: Jeremiah Cross (Author)

"An engaging story with varied and interesting characters that will appeal to all readers, regardles...

books - fiction
March 15, 2016

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The Brave and Beautiful Lie
By: D. Lewis Edison (Author)

"A uniquely touching story that’s guaranteed to delight readers; sometimes heartbreaking, often fu...

books - fiction
February 29, 2016

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Juncture at the Still Point
By: Sandra Jung Hall (Author)

"A gripping memoir of a family confronting daughter's medical disability and the challenges of the m...

books - non-fiction
February 28, 2016

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Buried Threads by Kaylin McFarren
By: Kaylin McFarren (Author)

"A unique story that’s guaranteed to delight readers; ventures into secret Japanese societies, wea...

books - fiction
February 15, 2016

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Snowball – Brothers 4 Life – A Novel
By: Christopher Spence (Author)

"A gripping, emotional, and thought-provoking novel that explores unresolved issues of race, gender,...

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February 11, 2016

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“Severed Threads” by Kaylin McFarren
By: Kaylin McFarren (Author)

"A psychologically thrilling and adventurous story that includes surprising twists and turns sure to...

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January 25, 2016

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Devil in the Grass by Christopher Bowron
By: Christopher Bowron (Author)

"A fast paced, action-packed thriller that is, at the same time, warm and exciting in a uniquely pos...

books - fiction
January 18, 2016

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Minimize: Stones of Bothynus Trilogy, II
By: D.K. Reed (Author)

"A thrilling tale of two worlds colliding in unexpected and exciting ways. The author skillfully wea...

books - fiction
December 19, 2015

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The Supra-Intelligent Design
By: The Society for the Alignment of Religion.

"Intellectually stimulating and cerebrally provocative, tackling the deepest concepts that have fasc...

books - non-fiction
December 18, 2015

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ICE – a novel by Kevin Tinto
By: Kevin Tinto (Author)

"A gripping novel that combines archeological, historical, scientific, and romantic elements to crea...

books - fiction
December 18, 2015

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Kinyamaswa: An Epic Poem
By: Andreas Morgner (Author)

"With the intensity of a page-turner, the veracity of poetic justice, and the humanity of an epic st...

books - poetry
November 21, 2015

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The Butcher’s Daughter”
By: Mark M. McMillin (Author)

"A wonderful novel in the best tradition of maritime literature. The historical setting is completel...

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November 4, 2015

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The Quiet Kill
By: Luke Taylor (Author)

"The author deftly balances the underlying, simmering dangers of violence, sexuality and deep animos...

books - fiction
October 29, 2015

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When Every Breath Becomes a Prayer
By: Susan Plunket (Author)

"The psychological challenges and unraveling events provide suspense, as well as deep introspection ...

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October 26, 2015

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“The Ghost, Josephine” by Brad Rau
By: Brad Rau (author)

"A fascinating novel set in coastal Maine, tows a perfect line between our reality and a parallel wo...

books - fiction
September 17, 2015

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Epic Sloth: Tales of the Long Crawl
By: Philip Gaber

"An incredibly unusual book that delivers; witty irony, incisive cleverness and cutting humor; hilar...

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August 31, 2015

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Someplace Else: Is there Love after Death?
By: Donna Montalbano (Author)

"A unique and captivating novel that’s both familiar and striking, populated with credible charact...

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August 17, 2015

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China’s 8th Dragon
By: Jose Reyna Olivares (Author)

"A thriller that excels in creating tangible realism and a tone reminiscent of a memoir, which gives...

books - fiction
August 4, 2015

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In Search of Tom Candy
By: Dairl M. Johnson (Author)

"Rich in authentic details, populated with real and fictional characters whose humanity and passion ...

books - fiction
August 4, 2015

The Soul: A Sacred Treasure
By: Mario Brooks (Author)

"Rich with wisdom, insight and reflection; while captivating and intriguing, it is also easy to read...

books - non-fiction
August 4, 2015

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“Miss Fortune” by Albina Hume
By: Albina Hume (Author)

"Mesmerizing clarity, emotional depth, sharp humor, and a keen eye for detail; Hume's love of wildli...

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July 27, 2015

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“The Steel Barons” by Alex Frishberg
By: Alex Frishberg (Author)

"Enthralling literary overseas adventure, filled with tension and humor, thrills and laughs. Fascina...

books - fiction
July 24, 2015

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The Outworlds: War Torrent
By: Daniel P. Douglas (Author)

"Fast-moving, exciting and innovative techno-thriller with a fresh, thought-provoking concept." The ...

books - fiction
July 4, 2015

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Lucian and I – A Novel
By: Danny Wynn (Author)

"Wonderfully broad canvas of myriad personalities painted vividly against both glamorous and seedy l...

books - fiction
June 30, 2015

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“The Terminal” by Jeremy Gosnell
By: Jeremy Gosnell (Author)

"Suspense, excitement and discovery—a highly original, relevant, and freshly memorable novel. Reco...

books - fiction
June 9, 2015

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Tomorrow’s End – A Novel
By: G.R. Morris

"Will leave fantasy and science-fiction fans asking for the next installment. Bring it on!" The Colu...

books - fiction
March 28, 2015

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Girls Like You by Margot Douaihy
By: Margot Douaihy (Author)

"Deceptively lighthearted, or whimsically serious—or both, and full of surprises." The Columbia Re...

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March 24, 2015

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The Sea Witch, A Novel (1933/2014)
By: Alexander Laing and David Bennett Laing.

"A seafaring novel that would delight nautical readers!" The Columbia Review....

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December 23, 2014

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The Curse and the Cup: A Novel
By: Gaurav Bhalla, Ph.D.

"Captivating characters in an inimitable setting of Cricket, race and revenge; deeply satisfying! Th...

books - fiction
December 1, 2014

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Travis the Savage – A Novel
By: Dale Taylor - Author

An original story with excellent writing and emotional depth, worthy of the underlying social ill it...

books - fiction
November 17, 2014

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Of Fleas and Fleadom, A Tale of Two Vermin (2014)
By: Lewis Goldstein (Author), Arianna Grinager (Illustrator)

"Unusually clever, really funny and emotionally stirring. Highly recommended!" The Columbia Review....

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October 24, 2014

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Jazzy Zigzagin’ Blues – A Novel
By: Dalvin Clifford

"A vibrant snapshot of interwoven lives and the ensuing dramatic complications. Well done!" The Colu...

books - fiction
October 13, 2014

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Killing Patton
By: Authors: Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

"Warrior's luck runs out, or worse. The case for a conspiracy." The Columbia Review....

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September 23, 2014

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Gone Girl – A Novel
By: Gillian Flynn

"A breezy, normal tale of absolute horror. Enjoy!" The Columbia Review....

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September 23, 2014

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Adventures in the Screen Trade
By: Author: William Goldman

"A Top Hollywood Screenwriter Opens Up." The Columbia Review....

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September 20, 2014

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News of the World – Poetry
By: Author: Philip Levine

"Philip Levine collection speaks to all five senses." The Columbia Review....

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September 20, 2014

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Gasline – A Novel
By: Author: Lior Samson.

All the ingredients mixed in just right - high concept, flesh-and-blood protagonist, and realistic a...

books - fiction
September 20, 2014

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A Conspiracy of Paper: A Novel
By: Author: David LIss.

"Eighteenth-century London Suspense. Exciting!" The Columbia Review....

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September 2, 2014

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The Devil’s Company: A Novel
By: Author: David Liss.

"A thriller set against a dramatic historic background. Powerful!" The Columbia Review....

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September 2, 2014

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The Coffee Trader: A Novel
By: Author: David Liss.

Miguel Lienzo, the Coffee Trader, wants to win back both wealth and good name, but is hindered by a ...

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September 2, 2014

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Kabbalah: A Love Story
By: Author: Lawrence Kushner

The story of Rabbi Kalman Stern, who lost his wife’s love and obsesses over a letter he found insi...

books - fiction
September 2, 2014

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Sailing Alone Around The World
By: Joshua Slocum

First Solo Sailing Circumnavigator Tells His Incredible Story....

books - non-fiction
September 1, 2014

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Mysteries of Judaism
By: Rabbi Dr. Israel Drazin, Author.

"Fascinating aspects of Judaism. Eye-opening." The Columbia Review....

books - non-fiction
August 29, 2014

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Sycamore Row
By: John Grisham, Author

With Sycamore Row, Grisham is at the top of his game....

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August 29, 2014