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Poetry
Joanne Mallari

Poets’ Guide to America

What would happen if poets conquered America? The answer to this question lies in a clever collection of poems that maps of the United States.

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Reviews
Sunny Solomon

Black History Month 2019

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2019 It is February, the shortest month of the year. You know what that means, dear readers. It is Black History Month.

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A Good Neighborhood
Fiction
Sunny Solomon

A Good Neighborhood

A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD Therese Anne Fowler’s latest book, A Good Neighborhood, is one very good novel. The first thing that will catch your attention is

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Crossings
Reviews
Ann Ronald

Crossings

CROSSINGS The best way to read Alix Landragin‘s novel, Crossings, is with a healthy dose of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “willing suspension of disbelief.” As a

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History
Sunny Solomon

The Remains of Company D

“He went lights-out somewhere just beyond the Paris-Soissons Road, while the air rained bullets and his company – the survivors, anyway – rolled on through

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Poetry
Joanne Mallari

Yankee Broadcast Network

The duo is at it again: after their colorful conquest of the United States in Poets’ Guide to America, John F. Buckley and Martin Ott

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British Authors
Ann Ronald

Resorting to Murder

Resorting to Murder: Holiday Mysteries Not long ago I described a new series for “Bookin’ with Sunny” readers. Poisoned Pen Press is offering British Library

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Search for the New Land
African American Writers
Sunny Solomon

Search for the New Land

Search for the New Land shook me awake and into the world of Julius Lester’s Black experience. Sometimes my reading habits set me off like

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Reviews
Sunny Solomon

Lost and Found

Based on a program of Conflict Resolution developed by author Jan Elise Sells, Lost and Found: Healing Troubled Teens in Troubled Times is a title

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Reviews
Ann Ronald

The Nightingale

Whenever I read a book about the German occupation of France during World War II, I am aghast at the horrible living conditions, the deprivations,

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

LILLIAN BOXFISH TAKES A WALK As one might surmise from the tongue-in-cheek title, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk sojourns through a charming sequence of encounters,

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Big Lies in a Small Town
Art
Ann Ronald

Big Lies in a Small Town

BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN Intergenerational narratives have always appealed to me, so I thoroughly enjoyed Diane Chamberlain’s novel, Big Lies in a Small

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Small Blessings

Calling a book ‘an academic novel’ is often a kiss of death, but in the case of Martha Woodroof’s Small Blessings, it is a breath

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

How to be a Good Wife

How to Be a Good Wife,  Emma Chapman’s chillingly captivating debut novel, begins with a statement by narrator Marta Bjornstad: “Today, somehow, I am a smoker.”

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