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Sunny Solomon

The Measure of His Grief

First novels can be dicey for any reviewer, but especially when the author is local (East Bay) and the subject is a procedure widely practiced

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Children’s early and middle readers
Sunny Solomon

The Amazing Adventures of Sam the Bat

It’s not often that an early-to-middle-reader book can charm and educate in one fell swoop, but that is exactly what Allyson Beatrice has accomplished in

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Biography
Sunny Solomon

The Woman Who Shot Mussolini

Violet Gibson aims her pistol at Mussolini’s head. Frances Stonor Saunders aims her ability to capture a rare historical moment at the reader. Mussolini turns

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Ape House

For all you Sara Gruen fans who have been patiently waiting for her first novel since Water for Elephants, wait no longer.  Ape House is

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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
Sunny Solomon

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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The English Major
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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