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What Could Be Saved

Review: What Could Be Saved by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz

April 6, 2021 9:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts

What Could Be Saved, Liese O'Halloran Schwarz, Atria Books - The lingering quietness of Liese O’Halloran Schwarz’s mystery novel, “What Could Be Saved,” is also its driving energy. The narrative, bouncing between past and present, evolves around the disappearance of a child, and then, his re-appearance a half-century later.


At the End of the Matinee

Review: At the End of the Matinee by Kelichiro Hirano

March 17, 2021 8:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts

At the End of the Matinee, Kelichiro Hirano, Amazon Crossing - “At the End of the Matinee,” Japanese author Keiichiro Hirano’s new novel, depicts a torturous and suspenseful journey of two people in love whose lives bisect at the exact moment they are prepared to unite. It’s like two trains passing, each going in opposite directions.


Always A Song

Review: Always A Song by Ellen Harper

March 9, 2021 10:09 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Always A Song, Ellen Harper with Sam Barry, Chronicle Prism - Folk Singer Ellen Harper’s stirring memoir, “Always a Song,” begins with her birth, part of a musical family enjoying “fascist-free” post-World War II life in New Hampshire.


Tears of Amber

Review: Tears of Amber by Sofia Segovia

February 24, 2021 8:51 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Tears of Amber. Sofia Segovia, Amazon Crossing - You may have vowed not to read yet another war novel on human suffering, but Mexican author Sofia Segovia’s new book will change your mind. Segovia’s compelling “Tears of Amber,” focuses on females — mothers, left alone with their children to navigate war horrors.


60 Stories in 30 Seconds

In 60 Stories About 30 Seconds by Bruce Van Dusen

October 7, 2020 10:09 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In 60 Stories About 30 Seconds, Bruce Van Dusen, Post Hill Press - The richness of Bruce Van Dusen’s book, “In 60 Stories About 30 Seconds,” springs from his perspective of key events that dramatically changed the production of television commercials during his forty-five years as a TV ad director and producer.