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I Know

Stephen Bratcher, the author of I Know, has penned a searing, moving, and infuriating novella about being born into a desultory struggle in which escape seems impossible.  It is a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice.

The novel intertwines the lives of three distinct individuals ...

I Named My Dog Pushkin (And Other Immigrant Tales)

I Named My Dog Pushkin, by Margarita Gokun Silver, is subtitled    And Other Immigrant Tales, and antidoted “notes from a soviet girl on becoming an American woman.” If this doesn’t entice you to read this delightful book, reading the back cover will whet your curiosity. Silver’s book is more than memoirs. She writes ...

Identity Check

Identity Check is a work of fiction by Rich Allan and lies in the Political thriller/mystery/drama genre. The book is all about a whirlwind journey of a young man, Scott Harold, to find his progenitor. During his journey, he faces the wrath of a weasel of a campaign manager, Vince Terrell, who is hell-bent on ending Harold’s quest. Terrell ...

If You Give a Donkey the White House

If You Give a Donkey The White House by David E. Levine is a political satire about electing a donkey to the White House and what you will get if you do. If you are a Democrat - you are going to hate the book. Republicans will find the humor in it - and maybe even pat Levine on the back. Levine relates in the book if you get one donkey in the ...

If You Leave This Farm The Dream Is Destroyed

If You Leave This Farm The Dream Is Destroyed by Amanda Farmer is about a Mennonite family. Specifically the teenage daughter Amanda. The family lives in Pennsylvania on a farm. Like all Mennonite families Amanda's are very hard workers and never really question or wonder about their way of life. Amanda's dad yearns to move west--He ...

If You Tame Me

If You Tame Me By Kathie Giorgio is a smart and witty story of self-discovery, evolution,  love, and spiced with a helpful, friendly ghost. The main character is Audrey. She turns 55 at the start of the story and laments about never having married or even having a special someone in her life. 

For her 55th birthday, Audrey ...

Impending Fate

Impending Fate is a suspenseful, emotional, page-turner of a book that finalizes William P. Messenger’s trilogy that evolved around the lives of two twin brothers Giuseppe and Giovanni Lozano and their lifelong acquaintance Tom Moran.  It’s a trilogy that confronts a family’s deepest darkest secrets.  Impending Fate picks ...

In Danger of Judgment

David Rabin's novel, In Danger of Judgment, is a thriller about how past events can rear their ugliness and spill into the future. In the prologue of the novel, Rabin gives an abbreviated backstory of what happened when a team of eight Special Op soldiers who were ordered to clandestinely enter North Vietnam to kill NVA soldiers ended up in a ...

In Grace's Time

The book, “In Grace's Time,” by Kathie Giorgio and published by Black Rose Writing is a fictional account of what far too many parents experience with the death of a child. It is a story of dealing with bereavement, blame, and the unending pain a parent feels when they lose a child.  How do you continue on after this kind of ...

In The Garden of Beasts

Erik Larson has been widely acclaimed as a master of narrative non-fiction, and in his new book, the bestselling author of Devil in the White City turns his hand to a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power.
The time is 1933, the place, Berlin when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ...


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