Reviews

Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Sweeping Up Glass

Hang on folks, here comes the best read I’ve had this year. Carolyn Wall, an Oklahoma resident who has taught creative writing to children and

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Autobiography/Memoir
Sunny Solomon

let’s take the long way home

As a book reviewer whose least favorite genre is memoir, I raise my book-holding hands in surrender to Gail Caldwell’s let’s take the long way

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Biography
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Root and Branch

James Rawn has written an emotionally dramatic narrative of the historic facts and heroes surrounding the legal seeds of desegregation in the United States, culminating

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Even The Dogs

When you finish reading Even the Dogs, it’s almost a guarantee that you’ll never look at a homeless or drug-besotted street person in quite the

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The English Major

How can it be that I am as old as I am and have not read Jim Harrison’s fiction before this? All I can say

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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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Food
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A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts

A young adult book? Not necessarily. This is one terrific book for everyone but the very youngest in the family. Author Ying Chang Compestine is

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Firmin

Don’t let the “cutesy” cover of Firmin fool you. Sam Savage’s first novel, is just about everything a serious reader, or a reader with a

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Animal stories
Sunny Solomon

The Magician’s Elephant

Oh, what a pleasure to recommend a new Kate DiCamillo book. Don’t be fooled by it’s being targeted to middle readers, which means kids between

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

The Song is You

How can a novel make you feel old and nostalgically young at the same time? Pick up Arthur Phillips’ The Song is You and you’ll

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